Austria v Turkey: Full Match Preview

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 10: Hakan Calhanoglu (R) of Turkey shots for goal goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A Qualifier match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Letna Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Turkey take on Austria at the Ernst Happel stadium hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 13 games.

The Crescent-Stars beat Sweden 2-1 on Thursday in the  first of their Euro 2016 warm up games with a brace from Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

Tosun is expected to keep his place up front as Fatih Terim continues to experiment to find his strongest starting XI.

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Burak Yilmaz is currently injured leaving Terim lacing options up front but he has been using Mainz 05 star Yunus Malli as a forward in training so we could see the in form attacking midfielder used as a striker at some point tonight.

Oguzhan Ozyakup is expected to keep his place in midfield but may be joined by Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin who will make his first start for Turkey in over a year after recovering from injury.

Bayer Leverkusen free-kick maestro Hakan Calhanoglu is likely to feature as is Barcelona star Arda Turan.

Austria will however, be no pushovers at home having won their last three games at the Ernst Happel stadium.

This may be a friendly but with scouts from Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen, Everton, Juventus, Cologne, Inter Milan, Stoke City, Schalke, Sunderland, Mönchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Olympique Marseille, Stuttgart, Leicester and Leverkusen all expected the players will be expected to take this game even more seriously.

Turkey are growing in confidence with each game and have a lot of quality in midfield capable of causing the Austrian defence problems.

Prediction: Turkey Win

Austria – Turkey
Stadium: Ernst Happel
Kick-Off: 21:30 (Local Time)
Referee: Pawel Gil (Polish)

Austria: Almer, Klein, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Fuchs, Baumgartlinger, Junuzovic, Harnik, Alaba, Arnautovic, Janko
Manager: Marcel Koller

Turkey: Volkan Babacan, Şener, Ahmet Çalık, Mehmet Topal, Caner, Ozan, Nuri, Oğuzhan, Calhanoglu, Arda, Cenk
Manager: Fatih Terim

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