Czech Republic vs Turkey Euro 2016 preview: Line-up prediction


Czech Republic vs Turkey Euro 2016 preview: Line-up prediction, kick-off time, TV channel, betting odds, team news and head-to-head

  • Czech Republic face Group D rivals Turkey in Lens on Tuesday night 
  • Czech Republic have one point from their two matches so far 
  • They sit above pointless Turkey – who can still qualify for the last-16 stage 

It’s third versus fourth in Group D on Tuesday night as Czech Republic face Turkey. 

Czech Republic go into the game with a point from their two matches, while Turkey have none – but both can still qualify for the last-16 stage.  

Sportsmail provides you with an everything you need to know guide going into the contest.  

Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech will be expected to keep Turkey at bay when they meet on Tuesday

Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech will be expected to keep Turkey at bay when they meet on Tuesday

VENUE 

Czech Republic and Turkey will do battle against each other at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens.

The 35,000-seater capacity was first opened in 1933 and has underwent another redevelopment ahead of this summer’s European Championship.

Tuesday’s match is the third of four that the venue will host – with the final one being a last-16 tie on June 25.

The Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens will host it's third game of Euro 2016 when Czech Republic face Turkey

The Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens will host it’s third game of Euro 2016 when Czech Republic face Turkey

WHERE CAN I WATCH IT ON TV?

The game will be shown on ITV4 at 7.30pm with kick-off schedule for 8pm. 

ODDS

Czech Republic – (7/5)

Turkey – (11/5)

TEAM NEWS

Czech Republic

Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky will miss the rest of Euro 2016 with a thigh injury.

The 35-year-old midfielder, who was released by Arsenal in the summer, suffered the muscle problem during the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Croatia in St Etienne on Friday.

Scans have now confirmed the extent of the problem, which Czech Republic doctor Petr Krejci expects to sideline Rosicky for between three and six weeks. 

Tomas Rosicky will miss the rest of Euro 2016 with a thigh injury suffered in the 2-2 draw with Croatia

Tomas Rosicky will miss the rest of Euro 2016 with a thigh injury suffered in the 2-2 draw with Croatia

Turkey

Emre Mor and Nuri Sahin could start for Turkey as they look to record their first win. Their 3-0 defeat by Spain saw boss Fatih Terim accuse his players of throwing in the towel.

Nuri Sahin could start for Turkey after coming off the bench during their 3-0 defeat by Spain on Friday

Nuri Sahin could start for Turkey after coming off the bench during their 3-0 defeat by Spain on Friday

HEAD-TO-HEAD

If history is anything to go by then Czech Republic will go into the match full of confidence. Of their previous 19 meetings, they’ve won 12 times with Turkey have only come out on top in four of those.

However, Turkey famously beat the Czechs 3-2 in the final group game of Euro 2008 – a result that saw them progress at their opponent’s expense.

Nihat Kahveci scored two late goals as Turkey defeated Czech Republic 3-2 at Euro 2008

Nihat Kahveci scored two late goals as Turkey defeated Czech Republic 3-2 at Euro 2008

Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis

Lens

Matmut Atlantique

Bordeaux

Stade Vélodrome

Marseille



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