Austria vs Türkiye Preview: Wunderteam’s Pragmatism Against The Youth Vigor Of The Red Crescents

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
1 July 2024, 14:10

Austria vs Türkiye

The UEFA Euro 2024 continues with an exciting round of 16 clash between Austria and Türkiye, set to take place at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany. Both teams have shown impressive performances in the group stage, with Austria surprisingly topping Group D and Türkiye finishing second in Group F. Austria, under the guidance of Ralf Rangnick, has been one of the tournament's surprise teams, providing a strong display in their matches, while Türkiye, despite the loss to Portugal showed that its new generation is worth to keep in mind, as the team aims to continue their journey in the competition after a strong group stage performance. Austria vs Türkiye odds place the nominal hosts as favourites, much due to their recent friendly match, where Austria trashed the Red Crescents 6-1. However, the team has never won against Türkiye in an official competition since 1988. 

Austria Team News

Austria enters this match with high confidence after their remarkable group stage performance, which included a stunning 3-2 victory over the Netherlands. The team has shown tremendous improvement under Ralf Rangnick leadership, qualifying for the knockout stages of a major international tournament for only the fourth time in their history. Key players for Austria include Marcel Sabitzer and Christoph Baumgartner, who have been instrumental in their success so far. Baumgartner, in particular, has been in excellent form, scoring in six of his last eight international appearances. The team's familiarity with German conditions, given that many players compete in the Bundesliga, could also prove advantageous in the upcoming game.

Türkiye Team News

Türkiye, on the other hand, faces a significant challenge as they aim to reach the quarter-finals. The team has shown resilience and skill throughout the tournament, securing their place in the knockout stages for only the third time in their European Championship history. However, Türkiye will have to overcome the absence of key player Hakan Calhanoglu, who is suspended for this match. The team will likely look to young talent Arda Guler to step up and fill the void. Guler has been impressive, registering at least one shot on target in four of his last five games. Despite a previous 6-1 defeat to Austria in March, the Austria vs Türkiye prediction will consider that Türkiye is likely to be extra motivated to get their revenge in this clash.

Austria vs Türkiye Prediction

Total Corners Türkiye Over 3.5

Türkiye does not shy to rely on different set-pieces, especially when they are struggling to find the rhythm of the game. With Austria’s ragged display, coupled with Ragnick’s pragmatism, Montella is likely to adapt the reckless Turkish traditional display, at the same time, keeping the set-pieces as a potential weapon against Austrian defence. Thus, Türkiye had taken 21 corners during the group stage matches, and even in the match against Portugal, with 3-0 on the scoresheet after the hour of the game, the team continued finishing with 9 corners taken. This outcome comes at 2.01 at MrPlay

Both Teams to Score

While it is unlikely that the match will resemble Austria’s shootout with the Netherlands (3-2), given the stakes, however, both teams have a well-displayed attacking composition. At the same time, both Austria and Türkiye are not without defensive flaws, which led them to a relatively small number of clean sheets in recent matches (Austria concedes for 6 consecutive matches, Türkiye for 4). Thus, it can be well expected that both teams will have their chances in the upcoming game and both teams will have the quality and realisation needed to convert them into goals. This outcome can be picked up at 1.75 at MrPlay. 

First to Score - Austria 

Austria, despite its pragmatism, aims at the active start of their matches, which is frequently resulting in the fact that they score first. In particular, this has been the case in the team’s last 9 out of 10 matches. Türkiye, on the other hand, is well-known for its defensive confusions and incohesive defensive display, especially in the beginning of the match. Thus, the Red Crescents conceded first in their last 3 out of 4 official matches. Austria, aimed at another solid performance, will likely exploit this weakness. This Austria vs Türkiye tip comes at 1.71 at MrPlay

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