Turkey vs Uzbekistan Predictions

Jon Wilde 30 May 2019
  • Turkey vs Uzbekistan predictions for their international friendly match on Sunday

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Burak Yilmaz on the ball for Turkey (PA Images)

Turkey vs Uzbekistan Score Prediction

Turkey vs Uzbekistan Match Info

Date: Sunday June 2 2019
Kick-off time: 7.00pm BST
Venue: Antalya Stadium
Referee: Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia)

Turkey vs Uzbekistan Head-To-Head Record

No previous matches

Turkey vs Uzbekistan Stats

  • Turkey’s last four home matches have all contained a clean sheet
  • A clean sheet has also been kept in 12 of Uzbekistan’s latest 15 games
  • Uzbekistan have won only six of their 31 previous matches against UEFA-affiliated opposition (11 draws, 14 defeats)

Turkey vs Uzbekistan Match Preview

Of all the UEFA-affiliated nations, Turkey are making the fastest start to the end-of-season schedule in terms of preparations and this is their second warm-up fixture for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Turkey were due to face arch-rivals Greece in Antalya on Thursday (result not known at the time of writing) and then host Uzbekistan for their first ever meeting with those opponents, before turning attention to a couple of difficult qualifying matches.

Next Saturday, the Turks will host world champions France and then travel to Iceland as they aim to build on their perfect start to the campaign, which consists of two decisive victories to nil so far against Albania and Moldova.

It has represented a fine opening to the second spell at the helm for Senol Gunes, who led Turkey to a brilliant third place at the 2002 World Cup and, more recently, Besiktas to back-to-back Super Lig titles in 2016 and 2017.

Gunes is taking a look at 33 players during this get-together and remarkably he has 38-year-old former Newcastle United midfielder Emre Belozoglu as captain, while another veteran, Burak Yilmaz, is among the attacking contingent along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun.

Uzbekistan were beaten in the round of 16 by Australia at this year’s Asian Cup and their mediocre record against European sides (see stats above) suggests the team now managed by fomer Inter Milan coach Hector Cuper will struggle to avoid defeat on this visit to Turkey.

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Turkey vs Uzbekistan Betting Tips

Turkey to win to nil
Under 2.5 goals

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Turkey vs Uzbekistan Predictions

Turkey vs Uzbekistan Match Info Date: Sunday June 2 2019 Kick-off time: 7.00pm BST Venue: Antalya Stadium Referee: Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia) Turkey vs Uzbekistan Head-To-Head Record No previous matches Turkey vs Uzbekistan Stats Turkey’s last four home matches have all contained a clean sheet A clean sheet has also been kept in 12 of Uzbekistan’s…