Norway vs Turkey Prediction: World Cup Qualifier Match on 27.03.2021
Football fans have ten World Cup qualifiers on Saturday’s schedule with some competitive matches ahead. Norway plays host to Turkey from 17:00 GMT, and with the teams evenly matched on paper and both pushing for the three points, this should be an exciting game. Which side will boost their chances of qualifying by securing victory?
Norway and Turkey have met four times in the past on competitive action. There’s nothing between the pair in the head-to-head stats, with both teams boasting one win each and two games ending in a draw. The most recent took place in 2007 when Turkey got off the mark with an overdue 2-1 win in the European Championships.
Norway have something to prove
Norway has suffered a mixed bag of results in recent times and enter this match with something to prove. They are a respected team at this level but were beaten 3-0 by Romania on the road recently and held to a 1-1 draw in Austria. Those were two games they were expected to take maximum points from by pundits and fans.
They did blow off the cobwebs when travelling to Gibraltar last time out. The players know that was little more than a glorified training session, and much more significant challenges await if they are to make it to the next World Cup. They must lay down a marker by winning this game.
Turkey stuffed Russians
Turkey showed its fighting spirit when battling to victory over Russia last year. It was a thrilling match that ended in a 3-2 win for the Turks. Although it was close throughout the contest, we ended with a deserving winner who proved they can match teams in attack. The coaching staff will want to see them defend better, though.
They prepare for this home game following a gruelling match against the Netherlands in midweek. There may be a few tired legs in the camp, but Turkey must dust themselves down, recharge the batteries and get back to action. There’s no time to dwell on results this week.
Norway vs Turkey prediction
These are two teams who will believe they are good enough to win the points. That should make this an entertaining 90 minutes of play. Armchair fans will hope to see a few goals scored, and that wouldn’t be a surprise.
World Cup qualifier odds
Norway is 2.11 to win with Turkey at 3.48 and the draw 3.42.
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