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Euro 2024 - Austria v Turkey Betting Preview

Turkey by name, Turkey by nature; according to our man Alastair Ross.

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Austria v Turkey Quarterfinal preview

Put simply, it’s hard to find a reason to want to back Turkey here. Turkey have defensive issues, suspension issues, disciplinary issues, and one much bigger issue; they’re not that good.

In their last group game, they needed a 94th minute winner against a Czech side who’d played for 70 minutes with 10 men and ended the match with 9 men. Despite their numerical disadvantage, the Czechs had more shots on target in that match too. Turkey will be without a key defender and without their captain, Hakan Calhanoglu, through suspension, so it’s hard to see how they’ll make in-roads against an Austrian side who were impressive on their way to topping a group that included France and Netherlands. To find them odds against 21/20 at QuinnBet is a genuine surprise.

If you don't want to back the outright, there are two other interesting ways to get involved in this match.

Firstly - Austria were ahead within 10 minutes against both Netherlands and Poland in their group games. Austria also met Turkey in a friendly just 3 months ago, and they opened the scoring in just the second minute in a 6-1 rout. William Hill give 18/5 that Austria will score in the opening 15 minutes.

The second alternative way into this match is discipline – Turkey got 11 yellow cards in their last match. ELEVEN. Betfred have Turkey to get the most booking points at 5/6 (yellow card = 10 points, red card = 25 points). They've also got Turkey on the -10 handicap in the same market at 7/4.

Here’s an interesting special from SkyBet – Austria to Win, Austria most shots on target, and Turkey to commit the most fouls is 15/4.

If you’re not into the minor markets, don’t worry - I think Austria at 21/20 looks very good value.


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