Turkey – Bosnia & Herzegovina SOCCER PICKS
Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina meet at Yeni Rize Şehir Stadı, in a friendly match. This is the 6th friendly match of the year for Turkey, after friendlies against Russia, Tunisia, Iran, Montenegro and the Republic of Ireland. In the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, this is their 7th friendly of the year, after previous friendlies against the Republic of Korea, Montenegro, Senegal, Bulgaria, Mexico and the United States. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 09-09-2009 and ended with the score: Bosnia-Herzegovina (1-1) Turkey. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Turkey presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The team of the house disputes its 6th friendly of the year. In the previous friendly matches it registered the following markers: Russia (1-1) Turkey, Tunisia (2-2) Turkey, Turkey (2-1) Iran, Montenegro (2-2) Turkey and Turkey (1-0) Republic of Ireland . This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Sweden by (2-3). In the last 9 home matches for all competitions, Turkey won 6 and lost 3.
For this competition, he does not lose 5 games. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Turkey comes into this game after a 3-2 victory in the visit to Sweden, in a game for the League of Nations: the goals of the team were scored by Emre Akbaba (2) and Calhanoglu. Coach Mircea Lucescu must play in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. In addition, the Turkish team likes to have possession of the ball, to take advantage of any imbalance to apply the counterattack. Calhanoglu is one of the individual highlights of this selection, being very strong in the offensive process and in set pieces.
The visiting team disputes its 7th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies it registered the following scores: Republic of Korea (1-3) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia-Herzegovina (0-0) Montenegro, Senegal (0-0) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria (0-1) Bosnia-Herzegovina , Mexico (1-0) Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United States (0-0) Bosnia-Herzegovina. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home win against Austria by (1-0). In the last 5 away matches for Bosnia and Herzegovina they have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 matches. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 9 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The selection of Bosnia-Herzegovina enters this match after a home win, 1-0, in the reception to Austria: the only goal of the match was scored by Dzeko. Coach Robert Prosinecki usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring a more direct style of play, attacking quickly through the flanks. In the midfield it is possible that act Besic, Saric and Pjanic, stand out for the last player, due to its quality of pass and vision of game. The Bosnia-Herzegovina coach can count on all his players.