Our prediction for this match:
Diyarbakir Yeni Stadium will host Wednesday’s friendly between Turkey and Scotland, the two teams who missed out on their spots at the World Cup finals. Turkey aim to recover from a shocking Nations League defeat to Faroe Islands, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Scotts. The likes of Arda Guler, Emirhan Ilkhan, Tayyip Sanus, and Samet Akaydin have received their first Turkey call-ups, but, as always, a man to watch in the home team will be Inter star midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.
The Stephen Clarke’s troops, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Ukraine. Fit-again midfielder Ryan Jack is back to the squad, while Steve Clarke is without any Celtic player as Ange Postecoglou ruled out their involvement. This is the main reason why home win should be considered. Liverpool full-back Calvin Ramsay could make his Scotland debut against Turkey.
Highlighted Player (Hakan Calhanoglu):
Hakan Calhanoglu is another one in the long line of Turkish footballers who were born in Germany, so it is hardly surprising he came to prominence thanks to his performances in Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder with great vision and very good goalscoring record started his professional career at Karlsruher, scoring impressive 17 goals in 50 league outings to earn a move to Bundesliga side Hamburg.
The spell at Imtech Arena was merely a stepping stone for bigger things as 11 goals in his debut top flight campaign persuaded Bayer Leverkusen to splash nearly €15 million on his services. That proved a very good investment as Calhanoglu continued the rich vein of form, and it is now a matter of time before he joins one of European powerhouses.
The midfield maestro had a bright start to his career in the Turkey national team, scoring 5 goals in first 16 caps, and chances are he will become a leader for Milli Takim in the foreseeable future.