World Cup Qualifiers preview: Gibraltar vs Turkey – Key-stats, H2H ,line-ups , prediction

Burak Yilmaz-Turkey

Stadium: Victoria Stadium

Gibraltar is set to host Turkey in Group G’s World Cup qualifying game on Sunday.


  • Turkey are coming off a disappointing 2-2 draw against Montenegro after conceding an equaliser in the injury time.
  • Gibraltar’s are winless in the qualifiers, losing all of their four games so far.
  • The Turks top Group G with 8 points ahead of Netherlands while Gibraltar finds themselves at the bottom. 

Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between both sides, with Turkey currently occupying the top spot of Group G and Gibraltar are ar the bottom.

Recent form

Gibraltar: L-D-L-L-L

Turkey: D-L-L-L-W


Being said that Gibraltar are the bottom-most of Group G, they have lost all of their four games in the World Cup qualifiers so far, thus extending their losing streak to nine games.

Gibraltar suffered a 3-1 defeat against Latvia in the previous game and will look to open their account against Turkey this weekend.

However, they have fewer chances of progressing to the World Cup 2022.

Possible line-ups

Dayle Coleing; Ethan Brito, Jamie Bosio, Scott Wiseman, Roy Chipolina, John Sergeant; Julian Valarino, Louie John Annesley, Graeme Torilla, Kian Ronan; Tjay De Barr


Turkey endured a forgetful European championship campaign where they failed to pick up any win.

Despite being regarded as the dark horse of the tournament, Crescent stars hit the rock bottom after three straight defeats.

Senol Gunes’ men conceded two goals including the one in the injury time in the 2-2 draw against Montenegro days ago.

Despite remaining winless in their last four games, the Turks are still at the top of Group B.

Being only separated by a point from the rest of the Dutch side, Montenegro and Norway, the Turks have to ensure a win on Sunday.

Possible line-ups

Altay Bayindir; Mert Muldur, Caglar Soyuncu, Merih Demiral, Zeki Celik; Hakan Çalhanoglu, Yusuf Yazici, Orkun Kokcu; Cengiz Under, Burak Yilmaz, Enes Unal


The visitors are clearly the favourites of the contest given their overwhelming quality from attack to defence. Yusuf Yazici, Cengiz Under and Hakan Calhanoglu are looking in good touch and they will look to have a big impact against the minnows Gibraltar.

Gibraltar 1 – 3 Turkey