2021 Women’s Volleyball European Championship Semi Final Turkey vs Serbia Predictions and Betting Tips

Turkey vs Serbia will be the first game in the semi final of the 2021 Women’s European Volleyball Championship.The Turkey vs Serbia Women’s volleyball semi final game at the 2021 European Volleyball Championship will take place on September 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM Central European Summer Time at the Štark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia.

We will be giving you our predictions for the Turkey vs Serbia Women’s volleyball semi final game by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.

Let’s start off by taking a look at the Turkey’s Women’s volleyball team:

Turkey Women’s Volleyball Team Preview

Turkey were runners up to Serbia in the previous European Championship in 2019 and they will be looking to get their revenge. This team is the best ranked team in Europe and the4th best team in the world according to the FIVB.

Apart from Serbia, Turkey was one of the best teams in the tournament so far.Turkey had the highest Sets won to sets lost ratio and the best points won to points lost ratio in the group stage.

Turkey put in a good shift in the knockout stages as well. They beat the Czech Republic 3-0 in the round of 16 and followed it up with 3-1 victory over Poland who were the semi finalists in the 2019 European Championship and the 6th best ranked team in Europe.

At this stage, Turkey has the second best points won to points lost ratio of all the 16 teams that qualified for the knockout stage in the tournament.

TeamPoints wonPoints lostw/l ratio
Italy1731111.558558559
Turkey1721201.433333333
Serbia1721261.365079365
Netherlands1751491.174496644

Ebrar Karakurt has scored a good chunk of Turkey’s points. She has the 6th highest points scored per set average.She also ranks as the 6th best spiker in tournament. 

Simge Akoz is currently ranked as the 7th best receiver in the tournament in terms of efficiency. Tuğba Şenoğlu is currently ranked as the 4th best server in the tournament and the second best server amongst the 4 teams that are in the semi finals.

Cansu Özbay is another player that had a good tournament. She ranks as the 5th best setter in the tournament.

Serbia Women’s Volleyball Team Preview

Serbia is currently ranked as the second best team in Europe and the 5th best team in the world.

Serbia are the defending champions since 2017 when they won the Championship and successfully defended it in 2019. Serbia are also undefeated in the tournament since 2017 and Serbia’s performance has been amazing in this edition of the tournament as well.

They emerged as winners of pool A, a group that consisted of top teams like Russia and Belgium.

Serbia went on to face Hungary in the round of 16 and demolished them 3-0. In the quarter they defeated France 3-1 by a convincing 27 point margin.

Tijana Boskovic was the top scorer in the 2019 edition of the tournament and she looks set to grab that accolade yet again. Tijana is currently the second best scorer in the tournament and also has the second highest points per set average. She also ranks as the 2nd best spiker with an average of 6.11 spikes per set average.

Bojana Milenkovic retains her spot as the 5th best receiver in the tournament. Maja Ognjenović, Serbia’s captain is currently ranked as the best setter in the tournament with an efficiency of 62.69%. That’s impressive considering Bojana is 37!

Turkey vs Serbia 2021 Women’s Volleyball European Championship Odds

Bookmakers are offering the following odds for the Turkey vs Serbia women’s volleyball game in the quarter finals of the 2021 European Championship:

  • Turkey 3.14
  • Serbia 1.30

Based on these odds we can see that Serbia are the clear favorites. If we convert the odds into percentages, bookmakers believe Turkey only has a 31.8% chance of winning the game.

Turkey vs Serbia 2021 Women’s Volleyball European Championship Predictions

These two teams are the most equally matched in the tournament in terms of sheer quality. We don’t agree with the bookmaker odds for this game because we believe that Turkey has a decent chance of beating Serbia.

We think this match will go right down to the wire but Serbia will win 3-2 in the last set.

Turkey vs Serbia 2021 Women’s Volleyball European Championship Betting Tips

When it comes to sports betting, odds matter and in this case we think even if you are a fan of Serbia you should not put a simple match winner bet on Serbia to win because the payout is very low for this option.

If you compare the payouts for both teams you will see that your profit for Serbia is only 0.30x your bet while the payout for Turkey is 2.14x times your bet amount.

If you are a Turkey fan betting on Turkey might be a good option for you. If you are a Serbian fan or a neutral fan we recommend you to place some combos bets. Combo bets will increase your payout.

Some bets you can choose to run with to make a combo bet are:

  • Serbia to win
  • Total points over 180.5
  • Will there be a 4th set. Yes
  • Will there be a 5th set. Yes

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