Turkey vs. Luxembourg 9/22/22 Nations League Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Luxembourg vs. Turkey
September 22, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Turkey -425 / Luxembourg +925 // Total: 2.5
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Turkey and Luxembourg face off on Thursday in a League C Group 1 showdown at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium. When these two teams faced off on June 11th it was Turkey that secured the 2-0 victory. 

Turkey currently sits in 1st place in the standings having picked up 12 points. Turkey’s last game came against Lithuania, and they were able to secure a 2-0 victory. They scored two goals, but this is a game where they could have scored four or five goals. Turkey finished with 37 shots and 12 shots on goal. One problem for Turkey heading into this game is they won’t have Salih Ozcan who is dealing with swelling with the foot. Hakan Calhanoglu is usually the captain, but he is dealing with a hamstring injury, and he won’t be able to go in this game. This team is going to look a lot different than the squad that played back in June. 

On the other side of this matchup is Luxembourg, who sits in 2nd place in the standings having picked up seven points. Luxembourg’s last game came against the Faroe Islands, and they played to a 2-2 draw in that game. In the 50th minute, Luxembourg was up 2-0, but the defense had some lapses late, and that led to the game ending in a draw. They had 63 percent of the possession and four shots on target. Defender Lars Krogh Gerson has been brought with for these games, and he will need to have a good game against a strong Turkey offense. There is also some talk that Fabio Lohei could get his first international start here. 

Turkey’s squad looks a little different, but this country has so much depth, they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Turkey is going to put pressure on Luxembourg’s defense, and that is going to be the difference in this game. Look for Turkey to score three or four goals and that will be the difference as they get the job done. Back Turkey -1.5 to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Turkey -1.5

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