Hungary vs Turkey Prediction, 11/18/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hungary vs Turkey
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Location: Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary
Odds/Point Spread: Hungary (+198) Turkey (+135)
Puskas Arena is the site where Filip Holender and Hungary (2-2-1 in Nations League) will play Turkey (1-3-1 in Nations League) on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Peter Gulacsi for Hungary and Mert Gunok for Turkey. The Turks are at at +135 while the Hungarians are priced at +198. The total opens at 2.5.
Hungary maintains possession for 47.4% of games. They have committed 84 fouls as well as having drawn 66 fouls for the tournament. They have tried 51 shots with 20 on target, which is a 39.2% shots on target percentage. Hungary as a team have scored 5 goals this tourney, which is currently 27th in the UEFA Nations League.
Filip Holender is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Hungarians. Holender has been given a starting assignment in 166 matches during his career and he tallies 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Hungary has totaled 34 goals in 14,772 mins. He has accounted for 34 assists while earning 50 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Nemanja Nikolic, the forward representing Serbia. He has assisted on a goal 25 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 67 goals. Nikolic has been on the pitch for 14,476 minutes in 162 starts and has been handed 25 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.42 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Hungary is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (144-51-68 record during his career) has tallied 79 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.0% clean sheet rate. The goalie playing for Hungary has seen 1,072 shots attempted at him in 263 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.16 (304 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .729. Gulacsi has played for 23,526 mins and is sitting with 777 saves so far in his career.
The Turks earn an average of 5.6 shots on target per 90 and have earned 6 goals thus far. In the UEFA Nations League, they maintain possession of the ball 55.8% of the game. Turkey has 73 fouls in the tournament (19th in the league) and they have 75 fouls drawn. They have been able to connect on 37.3% of their shots on 75 shots.
Kenan Karaman will need to be on top of his game for Turkey. He currently averages 0.28 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 22 matches so far in his career. The forward who is from Turkey has totaled 1,909 minutes and has earned 6 goals. He has tallied 5 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 1 time. You should also keep an eye on Yusuf Yazıcı, the midfielder taking the field for Turkey. He has tallied 71 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 52 times. Yazıcı has earned himself 45 yellow card cautions in 17,321 professional minutes (197 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.37.
Mert Gunok will be residing in front of the goal for Turkey. In his career, Gunok has surrendered 124 goals and has tallied 337 saves in 118 starts. He has conceded 1.04 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 65-26-29. He sports a save % of .742 and his shutout rate is 33.1%. Gunok has racked up 39 clean sheets while he has seen 453 shots tried against him in 10,727 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Turkey (+135)
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