Match: Turkey vs. Sweden Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursay, March 24, 2016
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Turkey and Sweden began a series of friendly matches with which to prepare in the best possible way for the finals of Euro 2016 in France during the summer. .
Turkey will play three friendlies games before the European Championship. In addition against Sweden, they will face also Austria and England. All three games are quite prestigious so that Turkey will set the clock with leading national teams of the Old Continent. It is possible that at the end of May Fatih Terim ask another control as the battle with England on May 22, and the team began its participation at Euro 2016 on June 12 against Croatia.
In their last match, Turkey made 0:0 Greece in a friendly match in November last year and before that won 2:1 against Qatar. Turkey finished in a wonderful way the qualifying cycle for Euro 2016, having won their last three meetings, which took third place in the final standings and qualified for the championship at the expense of the Netherlands, who stayed fourth. The last loss of the Turkish team was in 2014 when in November gave Brazil 0:4. So almost a year and a half of team Fatih Terim will defeat and they will try to remain unbeaten against Sweden.
“The Blue-Yellow” will play four friendlies before the start of Euro 2016. In addition to Turkey, the Swedes waiting for them matches with the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Wales. Sweden fell into the “group of death” in the finals in France, then it will compete with the Republic of Ireland, Italy and Belgium. It is noteworthy, however, that their opponents in the controls are not of the highest caliber, which may be a tactical move by the coach Erik Hamrén.
In his last two matches Sweden recorded a win and a draw in friendlies against Finland respectively (3:0) and Estonia (1:1). Before the visit to Turkey made an impression that Ola Toivonen is not included in the composition and Mainz defender Pierre Bengstan. The squad, however, is the longest-goals for his country Zlatan Ibrahimovic as much of it depends on the performance of the team. The attacker of Paris Saint-Germain scored 8 goals in qualifying for Euro 2016 and was a major contributor to the classification of Sweden for the finals.
The last time the two teams met in March 2014 when Turkey won 2:1. Fatih Terim’s side team is in very good shape and I expect to show a good game against Sweden, a player of the caliber of Zlatan Ibrahimovic can beat almost each. I think both teams will score because as I mentioned Turkey is represented strongly in the last year, but the Swedes scored in each of their last seven games.