Turkey vs Georgia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

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


  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Tuesday, June 18
  • Kick-off Time: 05:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Germany

Turkey will kickstart their Euro 2024 campaign against the Georgia national football team in their first Group F game at the Signal Iduna Park. Turkey’s Euro 2024 opener is expected to be a closer contest.

Ay-Yıldızlılar will struggle on Tuesday due to their terrible form since the start of the year. The Crescent-Stars have secured a 0-0 draw and 2-1 loss against Italy and Poland respectively during their pre-tournament preparations. They have been drawn alongside Portugal, Czech Republic and Georgia. Their best performance in the European Championship was in 2008 when they secured a spot in the semi-finals. But they had a disastrous Euro 2020 campaign as they exited the tournament without winning a match.

Meanwhile, the Georgia national football team will play their first-ever major international tournament. They registered a 3-1 win over Montenegro in their latest pre-tournament friendly and should not be underestimated despite being the weakest in their group.

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Turkey vs Georgia Team News

Turkey National Football Team News

Turkey Squad
Turkey vs Wales (Credits: Getty)

Manager Vincenzo Montella will be without the likes of Ozan Kabak, Çağlar Söyüncü and Enes Ünal who have all been ruled out of Euro 2024. Ozan Kabak picked up an injury in the warm-up friendly and will miss the tournament. Teenagers Arda Güler, Kenan Yıldız and Semih Kılıçsoy will play a big part in the tournament.

Georgia National Football Team News

Georgia, on the other hand, is presently led by manager Willy Sagnol. Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili will be headlining the squad and the former would be one of the key players for the national side. Veteran defender and captain Guram Kashia will play at the heart of the back three.

Georgia Squad
The Georgian National Football Team (Credits: Getty)

Predicted Lineups

Turkey National Football Team Predicted Lineup:

Altay Bayındır (GK); Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Abdülkerim Bardakcı, Mert Müldür; Hakan Çalhanoğlu (C), Kaan Ayhan; Arda Güler, Yusuf Yazıcı, Mohammed Aktürkoğlu; Cenk Tosun

Georgia National Football Team Predicted Lineup:

Giorgi Mamardashvili (GK); Solomon Kvirkvelia, Guram Kashia (C), Giorgi Dvali; Otar Kakabadze, Giorgi Kochorashvili, Otar Kiteishvili, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Levan Shengelia; Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Budu Zivzivadze

Head-to-Head Record

The two sides have faced off five times in the past, with the Turkey national football team securing three wins and losing only once. The other game ended in a draw.

Last five results

  • Georgia 1-3 Turkey – International Friendly – May 24, 2012
  • Georgia 1-0 Turkey – International Friendly – February 07, 2007
  • Georgia 2-5 Turkey – FIFA World Cup – March 30, 2005
  • Turkey 1-1 Georgia – FIFA World Cup – September 04, 2004
  • Turkey 3-0 Georgia – International Friendly – August 21, 2002

Key Players to Watch

Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Hakan Çalhanoğlu
Hakan Çalhanoğlu (Credits: Getty)

The Inter Milan midfielder is one of the key names on Turkey’s teamsheet. Çalhanoğlu is known for his playmaking and his ability to dictate the tempo of the game. He has established himself as one of the most reliable midfielders in Serie A and has been a vital player for Simone Inzaghi. He’s a midfielder who’s very good in possession and can also deploy as a No.10 which would be a key attribute for Turkey in the Euros this summer.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Credits: Getty)

The Napoli winger is regarded as one of the most exciting talents in Europe and could be a potential game-changer for Georgia on the international stage this summer. Kvaratskhelia made his name last season after winning the Serie A with Napoli. He earned Serie A’s Most Valuable Player award last season and his performances will be closely watched by several European giants.

Turkey vs Georgia Prediction

Turkey have always struggled in the European championships, competing in only four tournaments so far. They secured their place in Euro 2024 after overcoming Wales in the play-off finals back in March.

Georgia national football team, meanwhile, will be looking forward to their first-ever European Championships. The Crusaders are coming off a 3-1 win over Montenegro and will aim for a positive result against Turkey this Tuesday. They struggled in the European qualifying finishing fourth in their group alongside Spain, Scotland and Norway.

Predicted Score: Turkey 2-1 Georgia 

Where to Watch Turkey vs Georgia Live?

QWhere to watch Turkey vs Georgia live in India?

The Turkey vs Georgia game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv in India.

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

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

Q. Where to watch Turkey vs Georgia in USA?

The match between Turkey and Georgia will be available on FOX Sports in the US.

Q. Where to watch Turkey vs Georgia game in Turkey?

Turkey vs Georgia will be live on TRT Türkiye for the Turkish fans.

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

The Turkey vs Georgia game will be available on GPB for the Georgian fans.

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