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Russia vs Turkey: Broadcast info on October 14

Russia vs Turkey: Match preview, kick-off time and broadcast listings on October 14

October 12, 2018 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
In our match preview/analysis informing you where/how to watch Russia vs Turkey in the UEFA Nations League, we analyze the form and head-to-head statistics of both teams.

Match Preview

Russia welcomes Turkey to the Fisht Olympic Stadium for an all-important UEFA Nations League Group clash on Sunday. A win for the 2018 World Cup host would put them in an arm's length of promotion, whereas simultaneously impeding the chances of their visitors from contention in Group 2 of the competition's League B.

Russia, following its heroics on the global stage this summer, is still soaring high in momentum. This is evident in the fact that the team is yet to put a foot wrong upon their elimination in the quarter-final of the competition. Aside playing out a goalless draw with Sweden on Thursday, the side is unbeaten in two games.

The opponent Russia hosts in the impending clash are no strangers as it already stole a win from their backyard back in September. Nonetheless, since that episode, Turkey has remained unbeaten in its last two outings with a win against 3-2 win over Sweden in the UNL and a goalless draw against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Russia vs Turkey Team news

Denis Chereysev, Aleksandr Golovin and Artem Dzyuba are expected to be involved in attack for Russia. The trio who starred at the 2018 FIFA World Cup failed to get on the scoresheet against Sweden in mid-week.

There will be a battle for a place between the goal post of the host with both Guilherme and Lunev available for selection. The latter who feature for Russia in the away win over Turkey was replaced with the former in the last game.

For Turkey, playmaker and set-piece specialist Hakan Calhanoglu will be relied on to pull the strings with promotion at stake. AS Roma sensation Cengiz Under should also feature in affairs having risen to prominence in recent times.


Russia comes into the UEFA Nations League encounter unbeaten in seven of its last 10 matches across all competitions. The host has recorded five wins and two draws and has scored a total of 19 goals in those games.

Turkey has won three of its last 10 matches across all competitions. The side has recorded four draws in those games and has registered 14 goals in the process.

Russia vs Turkey Head-to-head

Russia has dominated meetings with Turkey as it has registered 14 in 18 appearances across all competitions. Turkey, on the other hand, has only two wins to its name.

Russia was the victor in the last meeting between the two, running off with a 2-1 win at the Senol Günes Stadium.

Key facts

• Russia has scored three or more goals in three of their last seven matches

• Turkey has kept just two clean sheets in their last 12. 

TV channels and streaming broadcast for Russia vs Turkey

  • Fans in the USA can watch the UEFA Nations League clash live on Univision Deportes En Vivo, ESPNEWS, and ESPN+.

  • In the UK, the match will be aired live on Sky Sports Red Button and SKY GO Extra. 

  • The game will be available on NTV+ Sport Online, Channel One Russia, and Match Premier in Russia.


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