Bet365 Preview: Turkey vs Croatia: Expect a low-scoring encounter

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Both sides have not been impressive in front of goal meaning there wouldn't be much entertainment in Eskişehir

Turkey host Croatia at the Yeni Eskisehir Stadium on Tuesday in Group I of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers (Europe).

The Turks have garnered 11 points from seven encounters to place fourth on the log - five points adrift of the leaders Croatia and three points behind Ukraine while Iceland are two points ahead of them. They suffered a devastating 2-0 loss on Saturday to the Ukrainians in Kharkiv last time out and will be desperate for a win in this challenge.

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The Crescent-Stars have come out on top in four of their last seven outings but will be coming into this engagement as slight underdogs with bet365 at the price of (3.50).

The reverse fixture of this duel ended in a draw and five of their previous meetings could not produce a winner at the end of 90 minutes.. As such, the betting outfit is putting up (3.40) for the game to end the same way.

For the Croatians, they will be expected to fire on all cylinders as they know that a loss could take them off second spot and possibly dent their World Cup hopes as the group remains very competitive.

The Blazers have triumphed in three of their last five outings and they are ahead of their hosts on head to head, therefore, bet365 offers (2.25) for them to come out victorious in the challenge.


Burak Yılmaz was on target in Turkey's last victory against Kosovo. The Trabzonspor forward is on offer of (3.20) to notch anytime with the betting company and (7.00) to score the first goal.

Both sides have not been extremely potent in attack with Ante Cacic’s side registering a meager of four goals in five duels while their hosts marked the same numbers of goals in four meetings. Odds of (1.61) are available for the outing to produce less than three goals.

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