In the final matchday of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, Wales are set to host Turkey in a must-win game which is set to kick-off at 19:45.
The hosts are currently sitting in third place in Group D of the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Wales have picked up 11 points from their seven games following three victories, two draws and two defeats. Wales must win this game and rely on Croatia dropping points to ensure that they qualify for the tournament in Germany.
Wales were in action on Saturday evening as they were held to a draw by Armenia. Kieffer Moore's goal cancelled out Tigran Barseghyan's opener. Moore headed home from a Gareth Bale cross in the 12th minute to give Wales the lead.
Barseghyan equalised for Armenia in the 54th minute, tapping in from close range after a pass from Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Wales had chances to win the game in the closing stages, but they were unable to find a way past the Armenian defence.
Turkey currently find themselves at the top of Group D and have already guaranteed passage into Euro 2024. They have gained 16 points from their seven games following five wins, one draw and one defeat.
Stefan Kuntz’s side were also in action on Saturday evening as they travelled to face Germany in an international friendly. Roared on by huge support in Berlin’s Olympiastadion, Turkey came from behind to beat Germany 3-2 in a friendly that seemed more like a home game for the visitors on Saturday.
Foreign-born players scored all three goals for Turkey. The French-born Yusuf Sari got the winner from the penalty spot in the 71st minute, after German-born Kenan Yildiz and Dutch-born Ferdi Kadıoğlu had scored before the break.
The footballing rivalry between Wales and Turkey is a relatively young one, with the two teams only having met 20 times in competitive and friendly matches since their first encounter in 1980.
Overall, the head-to-head record between Wales and Turkey is relatively even, with Wales winning eight matches, Turkey winning nine matches, and three matches ending in draws.
Turkey secured a hard-earned 2-0 victory when these sides met in their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match at the Samsun Stadium in Turkey in June.
Mehmet Umut Nayir headed home Turkey's opener in the 6th minute before Arda Güler curled a superb effort into the top corner in the 72nd minute to seal the win. Wales' task was made more difficult when Joe Morrell was sent off for a high challenge in the 41st minute.
These sides are evenly matched at the bookies ahead of this clash, however it is Wales who are narrowly favoured and currently priced @ 23/20, whilst an away win for Turkey is priced @ 21/10 and a draw is @ 12/5.
We are backing Harry Wilson to have 2+ shots on target. In his last four outings for Wales, Wilson has recorded six shots on target, including two goals. In a must-win game, we believe that Wales will be on the offensive and that the game will be free-flowing.