Turkey vs Russia Prediction, 11/15/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Turkey vs Russia
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey
Odds/Point Spread: Turkey (+146) Russia (+173)
Yusuf Yazıcı and Turkey (0-3-1 in Nations League) play Russia (2-2-0 in Nations League) at Ulker Stadium on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Mert Gunok for Turkey and Anton Shunin for Russia. The Turks are at +146 while the Russians are priced at +173. The total is set at 2.5.
Turkey has been able to maintain possession for 57.5% of contests. They have been called for 62 fouls and have drawn 61 fouls in this tourney. They have tried 57 shots at their opponents goal with 20 on target, which is a 35.1% SOT percentage. Turkey have tallied 3 goals for this competition, which has them 37th in the league.
Yusuf Yazıcı is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Turks. He has totaled 22 assists while earning 24 yellow card cautions in his career. Yazıcı has started 87 contests in his career while he scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Turkey has earned 22 goals in 7,595 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Kenan Karaman, the forward representing Turkey. Karaman has been on the field for 7,340 mins during 75 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 10 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his career while scoring 21 total goals. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Turkey will be Mert Gunok. Gunok has been on the field for 10,727 mins and is sitting with 337 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.04 (124 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .742. The goalkeeper taking the field for Turkey has seen 453 shots sent in his direction in 118 career starting assignments. Gunok (65-26-29 mark in his career) has accumulated 39 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.1% clean sheet rate.
Russia has had 57 total fouls in the tournament (24th in the league) to go along with 59 fouls against them. So far in the UEFA Nations League, they have controlled possession of the ball 44% of the game. The Russians earn an average of 3 shots on target per 90 and have a total of 7 goals thus far in the tournament. They have been able to hit on 30.8% of their shots on target on 39 shots.
Artem Dzyuba should be able to be counted on for Russia. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 283 games so far in his career. The forward from Russia has earned 25,190 professional minutes while scoring 124 goals. He has accumulated 30 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 65 times. You should also keep an eye on Magomed Ozdoyev, the midfielder representing for Russia. He has totaled 15 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 times. Ozdoyev has been handed 38 yellow card warnings in 15,354 mins (172 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.09.
Anton Shunin will be residing in front of the net for Russia. In his pro soccer career, Shunin has conceded 235 goals and has totaled 541 stops in 224 starts. He has allowed 1.05 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 66-57-61. He has earned a save % of .731 and his clean sheet rate is 36.2%. Shunin has racked up 81 clean sheets while he has seen 741 shots against him in 20,067 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Russia (+173)
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