Austria vs Turkey Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

Austria vs Turkey Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024

Preview

  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Tuesday, July 02
  • Kick-off Time: 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Red Bull Arena Leipzig, Germany

Austria national football team will battle it out with the Turkey national football team in their round of 16 clash of the Euro 2024 campaign at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig. Austria are expected to secure a qualification to the quarterfinals against a side struggling with several first-team players.

Austria national football team will aim for a positive outcome on Tuesday after their emphatic win over Netherlands in their final group fixture. They have received a string of plaudits under the guidance of Ralf Ragnick and have sustained just a single defeat from their previous 10 appearances across all competitions. Das Team have been pegged as a dark horse in this tournament and are favourites to win this crucial tie.

Meanwhile, the Turkey national football team have also enjoyed a strong group-stage performance finishing second behind group winners Portugal. In Euro 2020, Turkey crashed out of the group stages without collecting a single point but avoided the disappointment this summer. This is the country’s sixth appearance at the Euros and their best finish was a semi-final appearance in 2008.

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Austria vs Turkey Team News

Austria Squad
Austria Squad (Getty Images)

Austria national football team news

Austria and Wolfsburg midfielder Patrick Wimme will not play this game due to suspension on Tuesday. RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer and Christoph Baumgartner are the two contenders to replace Wimme. Other than that, Austria should not have any other absentees.

Turkey national football team news

Turkey Squad
Turkey Squad (Getty Images)

Manager Vincenzo Montella will have a tough task of naming the starting XI after his side picked up 11 yellow cards in their last game against Czechia. As a result, captain Hakan Calhanoglu and defender Samet Akaydin will be out of this tie against Austria. Abdulkerim Bardakci is available to return after missing the last due to suspension. Arda Guler will potentially replace Inter midfielder Calhanoglu whose absence will be keenly felt.

Predicted Lineups

Austria national football team Predicted lineup:

Pentz; Posch, Danso, Lienhart, Mwene; Seiwald, Grillitsch; Schmid, Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Arnautovic

Turkey national football team Predicted lineup:

Gonuk; Muldur, Bardakci, Demiral, Kadioglu; Ozcan, Yuksek; Guler, Kocku, Akturkoglu; Yilmaz

Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off 17 times in the past, with both Austria winning nine times and Turkey winning seven times. The other game between two sides ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Austria 6-1 Turkey – International Friendly – March 26, 2024
Austria 1-2 Turkey – International Friendly – March 29, 2016
Austria 2-0 Turkey – International Friendly – August 15, 2012
Austria 0-0 Turkey – UEFA European Championship – September 6, 2011
Turkey 2-0 Austria – UEFA European Championship – March 29, 2011

Key Players to Watch out for

Marcel Sabitzer

Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer (Getty Images)

The Austrian midfielder snatched the winning goal in his country’s 3-2 win over Netherlands in the final group fixture of Group D. Sabitzer has been the main focal point of attack for Austria in the European Championships this summer. He spent the last campaign at Borussia Dortmund where he spearheaded the German club to the Champions League final.

Arda Guler

Arda Guler
Arda Guler (Getty Images)

The Turkish attacker scored a spectacular goal against Georgia in their opening group fixture. it was the tournament’s third-fastest goal with a speed of 119.35 kmph. The Real Madrid star was named Player of the Match for his sensational performance against Georgia.

Austria vs Turkey Prediction

Austria’s national football team are favourites for this tie after they came out on top in a death group that included France and Netherlands. Ralf Rangnick’s side finished at the top of their group and have come back roaring in an emphatic fashion after their 1-0 loss against France in the opening group fixture. We can surely expect a close encounter between both sides

Turkey’s national football team, meanwhile, celebrated a 2-1 victory over Czechia in their final group game to seal their qualification for the knockout stages. The Crescent Stars have collected six points from their three games eventually finishing behind Portugal. But their final group game against Czechia was a card fest with 17 yellows shown and two reds and their main man Hakan Calhanoglu will remain suspended in this crucial tie.

Predicted Score: Austria 2-1 Turkey 

Where to Watch Austria vs Turkey Live?

QWhere to watch Austria vs Turkey live in India?

The Austria vs Turkey game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Austria vs Turkey live game in UK?

The game between Austria and Turkey will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Austria vs Turkey in USA?

The match between Austria and Turkey will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the Austria vs Turkey game in Austria?

The Austria vs Turkey will be live across ServusTV, and ORF for Austria fans.

Q. Where to watch Austria vs Turkey live in Turkey?

The Austria vs Turkey game will be available on TRT Türkiye for Turkey fans.

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