UEFA Euro 2024 RO16 – Austria vs Turkey: Match Preview, Prediction and More

In the round of 16 stage of the UEFA Euro 2024, Austria will be going up against Turkey at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. Following their two wins in Group D, Austria finished on top of the standings ahead of France and the Netherlands, while Turkey also earned two wins in Group F, but they had to settle for a second place behind Portugal in the tournament.

Austria vs Turkey: Preview

Austria have a slightly better head-to-head record against Turkey, winning nine, losing seven, and drawing one in 17 matches. In their last three international matches, which have all happened at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, the hosts Austria won twice with 2-0 and 6-1 margins, while Turkey earned a 2-1 victory either side of those two losses.

The most significant matches between these two nations happened in the winter of 2001, when they competed for a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2002. Turkey won the away leg of the tie 1-0 before thumping Austria 5-0 at home, which led to them finishing in third place in the tournament finals.

Austria vs Turkey: Prediction

After succumbing to a tough 0-1 defeat against France in their UEFA Euro 2024 opener, Austria bounced back strongly with a 3-1 win over Poland before winning a thriller against the Netherlands 3-2. On the other side, Turkey won their tournament opener 3-1 against Georgia before Portugal beat them 0-3, but a win against Czechia 2-1 was enough to book a spot in the round of 16.

Austria will be missing the services of Patrick Wimmer with a suspension, which will prompt the team management to replace him with either Konrad Laimer or Christoph Baumgartner. Meanwhile, Turkey won’t have their captain Hakan Calhanoglu and the centre-back Samet Akaydin due to suspension, which is why they could get replaced in the starting lineup by Abdulkerim Bardakci and Okay Yokuslu respectively.

Considering all these facts, Austria could win the round of 16 clash against Turkey by a 2-1 margin.

Austria vs Turkey: Predicted Lineups

Austria Predicted XI: Patrick Pentz; Stefan Posch, Kevin Danso, Philipp Lienhart, Philipp Mwene; Nicolas Seiwald, Florian Grillitsch; Romano Schmid, Christoph Baumgartner, Marcel Sabitzer; Marko Arnautovic

Turkey Predicted XI: Mert Gunok; Mert Muldur, Merih Demiral, Abdulkerim Bardakci, Ferdi Kadioglu; Ismail Yuksek, Okay Yokuslu; Irfan Kahveci, Arda Guler, Kenan Yildiz; Baris Yilmaz

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