Türkiye vs Croatia: Head to head statistics
Will either team claim three crucial points at Bursa Büyükşehir Belediye Stadyumu?
Croatia come into this one looking to bounce after after an extremely frustrating draw at the weekend.
On Saturday night, Zlatko Dalić’s side looked set to beat Wales in their opener, taking the lead through Andrej Kramarić.
However, there was to be late drama in Split, with Wales snatching an equaliser with, pretty much, the last kick of the game.
The Blazers have qualified for each of the last five European Championships, and will compete in June’s Nations League Finals.
However, as a result of the latter, Croatia aren’t in qualifying action again until September, meaning a defeat here would leave them playing catch-up.
Türkiye meanwhile did make a winning start at the weekend, beating fierce rivals Armenia at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium.
Ozan Kabak’s own goal did put Armenia in front, but goals from Orkun Kökçü and Kerem Aktürkoğlu ensured the left Yerevan with all the points.
The Crescent-Stars are seeking to qualify for three successive Euros for the very first time, and Stefan Kuntz’s side are full of confident, having now won eight of their last 11 competitive fixtures.
So, backed by a raucous home support, will Türkiye claim a famous win in Bursa?
Türkiye team news
Enes Ünal hobbled off in Yerevan on Saturday, but it isn’t serious, so he could lead the line again here.
Stefan Kuntz deployed a back three in Armenia, despite using a back four in all six Nations League games last year.
If he does revert to a four, Eren Elmalı and Zeki Çelik will be the biggest beneficiaries, returning at full-back.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu will captain the side, winning his 76th cap, needing just four more to catch Tuncay Şanlı, thereby climbing into the top ten of all-time.
Croatia team news
Speaking of midfielders with a lot of international caps, this’ll be Luka Modrić's 164th appearances, only 18 men have more.
Marko Livaja, who led the line against Wales, has since withdrawn injury, so Mario Pašalić could come in as an auxiliary winger, with weekend scorer Andrej Kramarić through the middle.
At left-back Borna Sosa will continue to get the nod over Borna Barišić.
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