Our match prediction:
Austria were thoroughly impressive in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, easing off to the first place in the group that also contained the likes of Russia and Sweden, although the friendly defeat to Switzerland in the final game of 2015 suggested Das Team still needed to improve. Marcel Koller fielded his best side against Albania and his charges were two goals up at half-time, so it would appear they are still going strong, although the match against Turkey will be a whole different ball game. Milli Takim have played great football since November 2014, and they are unbeaten in last twelve matches (W9 D3). Turkey extended the excellent run as they defeated Ibrahimovic-less Sweden on Thursday and they head into the Austria clash high on confidence. But, with the hosts also doing well at the moment, we predict a scoring draw.
Highligted Player (Alaba):
David Alaba started his youth career at SV Aspern and in 2002 he joined Austria Wien. Bayern Munich chiefs decided to sign him and he was promoted to the reserve team for the 2009/2010 campaign. He made 33 appearances for Bayern Munich II and he has been playing for the first team since 2010. At the age of 17 Alaba made his Champions League debut on 9 March, 2010 against Fiorentina. The Austrian international is a full back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. He represented Austria at the 2016 European Championship finals in France, but das Team failed to impress at the showpiece tournament, suffering elimination in the group stages. David Alaba won his fifth Bundesliga title with Bayern in the 2015/2016 season and he clinched the Champions League trophy with FCB in 2013. Speaking of his individual honours, he was named Austrian Footballer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Alaba was born in Wien on 24 June, 1992.