Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Prediction: Austria vs Turkey

Verdict: Austria win

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmaker: Luckster

Looking to book a EURO 24 quarter-final ticket on Tuesday night, Austria will travel to Leipzig when they meet Turkey.

Austria

Starting with Austria, while they might have opened this summer’s European Championships with a close-fought 1-0 loss against France on June 17th, Ralf Rangnick’s men have come roaring back in a sensational fashion. Continuing to receive a string of plaudits under the guidance of the former interim Manchester United boss, Das Team should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Springing what was a real upset last week as they secured a stunning 3-2 victory against Holland, Austria could be smelling a potential opportunity on Tuesday night. Making another statement on June 21st as they secured a routine 3-1 win against Poland in Berlin, the Reds have really impressed over the past 12 months. In fact, Rangnick’s men have suffered just a single defeat from any of their previous 10 appearances across all competitions.

Team News

Picking up what was a costly first-half booking against the Netherlands last week, Wolfsburg midfielder Patrick Wimmer will not feature on Tuesday night as the 23-year-old serves a one-match suspension. Opening his EURO 24 account with a goal against Poland on June 21st, Inter Milan star Marko Arnautovic should keep his spot spearheading Austria’s attack.

Notching a dramatic winner against Holland last week and at the heart of everything positive that Austria have produced this summer, former Manchester United loanee Marcel Sabitzer will lead Das Team out here. 27-year-old Patrick Pentz will once again start between the sticks and earn a 10th international cap.

Turkey

As for Turkey, although the Crescent Stars might have collected six points from their three Group F appearances over the past fortnight, Vincenzo Montella’s men will be more than aware that they have a real challenge on their hands here. Signing off their pre-tournament preparations with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Poland, the one-time AC Milan boss has seen his squad claim just a pair of victories from their previous eight matchups across all competitions. Falling to a routine 3-0 drumming against Group F winners Portugal on June 22nd, Turkey will also be worried by their most recent showdown against Tuesday’s opponents. Slumping to an infamous 6-1 defeat when they met Austria for a friendly contest in Vienna during March’s International break, the Crescent Stars will be desperate to put in a better account of themselves here.

Team News

In what is a monumental blow for Turkey on Tuesday night, Montella’s men will be unable to call upon skipper and talisman Hakan Calhanoglu as the Inter Milan superstars serves a one-match suspension. Galatasaray defender Kaan Ayhan could be handed an immediate recall and replace Borussia Dortmund’s Salih Ozcan at the back.

Although Baris Alper Yilmaz might not have failed to find the net since bagging an opening weekend strike against Poland on June 10th, the 24-year-old will have a leading role to play in Leipzig. Enjoying what has been a breakout summer and receiving plenty of praise, Real Madrid youngster Arda Guler will join Yilmaz in the final third.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Austria welcomed Turkey to Vienna for a friendly showdown on March 26th, Das Team collected a stunning 6-1 victory.
    • Austria have suffered just a single defeat from any of their previous 10 appearances across all competitions.
    • Rangnick’s camp recorded a trio of goals in each of their final two Group D appearances.
    • Turkey have recorded just a pair of victories from any of their previous eight matchups across all formats.
    • The Crescent Stars have recorded just a single clean sheet over the past eight months.

    Conclusion

    Continuing to receive a string of plaudits this summer and signing off their Group D adventure with a stunning 3-2 victory against Holland, Austria will be smelling a potential opportunity here. Suffering just a single defeat from any of their previous 10 matchups across all competitions, Das Team will also be hugely excited by their most recent showdown against Tuesday’s opponents. Storming their way to a stunning 6-1 victory when they welcomed Turkey to Vienna for a friendly contest during March’s international break, we are backing Austria to punch their quarter-final spot in Leipzig.

    Verdict: Austria win

    Best Odds: 1/1

    Bookmaker: Luckster

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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