Both teams come into this match on the back of some encouraging form, while Turkey have won their last two without conceding a goal
Turkey host Greece in a friendly encounter this coming Thursday evening (30 May) with both sides looking to play themselves into form ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers next month. And while Greece are looking strong it is Turkey who, with home advantage and two wins in their last two outings, will be confident of making it three wins in a row in front of their own fans.
First things first
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Where should I be investing my money?
First up, let’s take a recent look at the recent form of both these sides. Turkey have made a 100 per cent star to the Euro 2020 qualifiers, recording two wins without conceding a goal, although it should also be pointed out that their opponents were Albania and Moldova.
Greece, by way of comparison, have come up against stronger opposition and have maintained their unbeaten start to the group. Following a routing 2-0 win over Liechtenstein, they came from 2-0 down against Bosnia to snatch a 2-2 draw, the equaliser coming just five minutes from time.
Nevertheless, it is Turkey who come into this match as the clear favourites to claim the victory. You can back the home side to win at just 1.65, while Greece are out at 5.75 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.50, according to Oddsshark.
Turkey should pick up the win
And while this is only a friendly match and unlikely to be played at the intense tempo of a competitive fixture, we are still expecting Turkey to have enough technical quality to pick up a timely victory ahead of next month’s contests. It is of course never easy trying to predict the exact score line in any football match, but a narrow, 2-1 victory for the home side comes in at 9.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$45 pay out.
Such a result would then also allow you to back over 2.5 goals in the game, which would see you more than double your money at 2.40, as well as both teams to score, which comes in only slightly under at 2.37. However, if you are looking to push any potential winnings even higher then you may wish to consider employing a method known as combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.
For example, a combo bet of a Turkey win, coupled with both teams to score, would see you more than quadruple your money at a price of 4.75, while a Turkey victory and over 2.5 goals in the game could see you more than triple any investment at 3.20. Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score comes in at the exact same price.
We could see plenty of goals
In addition, you may also bet on the total number of goals in the game. You can more than double your money by backing under two goals at 2.62, while two or three drops down to 2.00 and over three goals in the match would see you more than quadruple your bet at a price of 4.50.
Given the fact that this is a friendly there is a strong chance that the players will play more freely, with the handbrake off, and that could well lead to a more open, entertaining game for the fans. With that in mind it could well be a good idea to back over 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes at 5.00, while Turkey are at just 8.50 to be ahead by the end of that time period.
And while we are expecting both sides to find the back of the net during the game, there is a chance that Turkey will have to win this encounter coming from behind, an outcome you can back at 10.00. Greece should put up some stubborn resistance but this is a match we are expecting the home side to dominate for large periods.
You can more than triple your money by backing turkey to score in both halves at 3.40, while they come in at 5.00 to actually go out and win both halves. Home advantage should be a decisive factor in this fixture.
International friendly fixture:
Thursday, 30 May
(1.65) Turkey x Greece (5.75); draw (3.50)