The Turkish national team has never beaten Russia in its history. Will Chenol Gunesh’s team manage to win over their rival for the first time? LiveResult.Ru assesses the teams’ chances of winning in a face-to-face confrontation.
The Turkish team has been stuck in a draw lately. Having qualified for Euro 2022, Shenol Gunesh’s team forgot how to win. In the opening meeting of the current UEFA Nations League, the team lost to Hungary (0: 1), after which they drew in three games in a row, which allows the home team to be on the third line in the standings, having no real chances for the final first place. Moreover, this week the Moonstars played a friendly match against the Croatian national team, in which the rivals took turns taking the lead, but in the end the Turks pulled out a draw with a score of 3: 3.
Late autumn is traditionally a difficult time for Stanislav Cherchesov’s charges. After the triumphant home world championship, the Russians failed precisely in November 2018 in the UEFA Nations League debut, losing in the decisive meeting of the Swedish national team (0: 2), when due to problems with the Russian squad he was called upon to save Ari. Last year it was lucky that at the end of the international season I had to play with Belgium and San Marino, against which in any state it was not easy to change the outcome of the meeting. Now Cherchesov’s team cannot win in four matches in a row, and a draw in a friendly battle with the Moldavian national team with a catastrophically poor quality of play is a serious reason for panic on the eve of two decisive matches in the League of Nations.
Statistics and figures:
The hosts are considered favorites in the League of Nations;
Turkey has a 5-match streak of draws;
Russia has its own streak of draws, already 3 games;
Cherchesov’s team cannot win over 4 matches;
The Russians haven’t scored goals in their last two meetings;
The Turkish national team has never outplayed Russia in its history (3 draws and 2 defeats).
Now the Russian national team is not in a position to fight on equal terms with the Turkish team. In the attack, Cherchesov’s charges are confused, even if everything is in order in defense. The Turks also cannot win over the course of a series of games, however, at times they show good football in an attacking style, and they will definitely not give up on their field.
Forecast: Turkey win with handicap (0)