September 21, 2022 Sports Betting
On Thursday, Turkey will compete against Luxembourg with the hope of maintaining their perfect record in the current UEFA Nations League campaign.
To have any hope of moving ahead of their upcoming opponents and into first place, the visitors must win.
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Turkey, the highest-ranked country in the third tier this time around, was anticipated to immediately return to Europe’s second tier after being demoted to League C in the Nations League.
As of right now, Stefan Kuntz’s team has won four of four games against Luxembourg, the Faroe Islands, and Lithuania, scoring 14 goals without receiving a reply (twice).
Since taking over the Crescent-Stars in September, Kuntz, whose equalizer against England at Euro 1996 helped knock the Three Lions out in the semifinal round, has amassed an impressive record, been successful in seven of his 10 matches in charge.
The 3-1 loss to Portugal in March, which destroyed Turkey’s hopes of qualifying for its third World Cup in history, is the only significant blemish on the 59-year-record. old’s
In the Nations League, an eighth victory over Luxembourg on Thursday would at the very least guarantee their return to League B in Europe, potentially improving their prospects of securing a playoff spot for World Cup qualification in 2026.
Luc Holtz, on the other hand, has led Luxembourg on an impressive journey since taking over the senior team in 2010. Under his guidance, the nation reached a historic high of 82nd in the FIFA World Rankings in September 2018.
Regarding the Nations League, Luxembourg was initially promoted to League C until coming in second place to Montenegro in the last round of play. Unless they can pull off a historic victory at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium on Thursday, history appears to be about to repeat itself.
The Red Lions have never participated in a major tournament, but under Holtz they may believe they have a better opportunity than ever to do so, especially with the Nations League offering a possible backdoor entry.
As a result, it’s critical that they score as many points as they can to at least take second place in the group. There isn’t anything to prevent them from defeating Turkey this week like they did the Republic of Ireland in March 2021, when they did so on the road.
Turkey should have too much requirement for their opponents, even with a few midfielders who were out due to their injury.
Even though Luxembourg has made an obvious progress lately, they are still struggling with quality in some areas, and the host will be moved to secure their perfect record and aim promotion to League B.