Austria vs Turkiye – Match Preview & Possible Starting Lineups

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Austria will lock horns with Turkey at Ernst-Happel-Stadion on Tuesday in a friendly international.

Austria head into the clash on the back of a 2-0 victory over Slovakia, their third consecutive win by the same scoreline.

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They will be hoping to continue their impressive form under new manager Ralf Rangnick, who is tasked with guiding them through a tough group stage at Euro 2024, which will be held in their home nation.

Meanwhile, Turkey will be looking to bounce back from a defeat to Hungary in their last outing.

The Turks, under the guidance of Vincenzo Montella, will be aiming to avoid a second consecutive loss. They will be buoyed by their convincing qualification campaign for Euro 2024, where they topped their group.

The two sides last met in a friendly ahead of Euro 2016, with Turkey emerging victorious 2-1.

Montella is expected to make several changes to his starting lineup and could give youngsters Arda Guler, Can Uzun and Kenan Yildiz starts to test them out before Euro 2024 this summer.

Turkey might miss defender Ridvan Yilmaz, who left their last match early due to injury.

Coach Montella plans to use the friendly to develop young talent, so expect names like Uzun and Guler to see some action.

The Italian manager has a wealth of young talent at his disposal and wants to find the right balance before the major tournament this summer.

Austria’s preparations for Euro 2024 are clouded by the absence of key defender David Alaba, who is out for the season with a knee injury.

Austria will likely be at full strength in midfield, with Laimer and Grillitsch expected to be fresh after an early substitution in the last match.

Their attacking options could see a shakeup, with Weimann, who scored against Slovakia, and Schmid, who assisted the goal, potentially earning starting nods.

Here’s a look at possible lineups:

Austria: Pentz; Lainer, Querfeld, Danso, Mwene; Seiwald, Grillitsch, Laimer, Baumgartner, Sabitzer; Weimann

Turkey: Gunok; Celik, Akaydin, Kabak; Muldur; Guler, Uzun, Akgun, Kokcu, Yildiz; Una