Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible Lineups and Fantasy XI Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible starting lineups, and Fantasy XI Prediction of the Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 match at the Signa Iduna Park, Dortmund in Germany on 22nd June, Saturday.

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Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview

Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview | Image: UEFA

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Vincenzo Montella's Turkey are set to face Roberto Martinez's Portugal in their second group-stage match of the UEFA Euro 2024 at the Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund in Germany on 22nd June, Saturday. Both sides started their campaign with victories. Turkey registered a 3-1 win against a brave Georgian team while Portugal struggled a lot but came out with a late dramatic 2-1 victory against Czechia. Turkey looks like a strong side, but Portugal have some established superstars who can turn a game upside down at any moment so it will be a fascinating clash at Dortmund. From possible starting XIs to Fantasy predictions, here is everything you need to know about the Turkey vs Portugal match in the UEFA Euro 2024.

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Match Details

Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Match Venue
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

How to watch the Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 match?

The Live streaming of the match between Turkey and Portugal will be on the Sony Liv app. The Turkey vs Portugal football match will also be telecast live on India's Sony Sports TV network.

Turkey vs Portugal: Head-to-Head stats

Turkey and Portugal have faced each other 9 times. Turkey have won only twice, both in friendlies: 3-1 in 1955 and 3-1 in 2012. Portugal have won 7 of those 9 games. This will be the fourth meeting between Turkey and Portugal at the European Championship. Portugal have won all three of their previous encounters in the tournament, without conceding a single goal.

  • Matches Played: 9
  • Turkey won: 2
  • Portugal won: 7
  • Drawn: 0

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Team News


Turkey vs Portugal: Arda Guler scored a terrific goal against Georgia
Arda Guler scored a terrific goal against Georgia | Image: UEFA

Turkey entered Euro 2024 on the back of a five-game winless run in all competitions and they had also lost the opening match in each of their previous five Euros appearances. However, they kick-started their campaign with a 3-1 victory over Georgia this time. They became only the second team in European Championship history to name two teenagers (Guler and 19-year-old Kenan Yildiz) in their starting lineup, and both players are set to continue on the flanks against Portugal.

Arda Guler scored a terrific goal against Georgia and his natural game was also very good. Captain Hakan Calhanoglu will operate in a deeper midfield alongside Kaan Ayhan. However, Montella has options like Borussia Dortmund's Salih Ozcan and West Bromwich Albion's Yokuslu. 

Zeki Celik and Merih Demiral are on the bench but a back four of Muldur, Samet Akaydin, Abdulkerim Bardakci, and Ferdi Kadioglu will most likely start once again. Muldur scored the opener in the last game and it was a sensational goal. Feyenoord's Orkun Kokcu will most likely play the number 10 role with Yilmaz in front of the goal.

Turkey vs Portugal: Muldur scored the opener against Georgia
Muldur scored the opener against Georgia | Image: Sky Sports


Portugal had an excellent outing in the Euro 2024 qualifiers with a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 games. But they started their campaign with a narrow victory over Czechia but it wasn't about the scoreline. Portugal didn't play their best football and Roberto Martinez's team selection also raised many questions. 

Martinez will stick to his formation as he is very rigid with his tactics. Nuno Mendes will operate on the left side of a back three next to Pepe and Ruben Dias while Diogo Dalot and Joao Cancelo occupy the wing-back roles. He may introduce Inacio in the second half.

Vitinha put in a man-of-the-match display last time out and is expected to retain his starting spot in midfield alongside Bruno Fernandes. Joao Palhinha, Joao Neves, and Ruben Neves are expected to be on the bench but it is the main problem. Martinez is considering Bernardo and Rafael Leao on the wings but that didn't work properly in the last game. A little bit of changes may convert this team into a different level team.

Scenes after Conceicao's injury time winner
Scenes after Conceicao's injury-time winner | Image: X

Ronaldo has to start in front of the goal with Diego Jota coming on in the second half. Jota is very direct with his play style and is a goal scorer. If Martinez can use him properly, then it will be very good for Portugal. Portugal have too many options in every position but the best XI is yet to start a game.

Possible Starting XIs

Turkey's possible starting lineup:

Gunok; Muldur, Akaydin, Bardakci, Kadioglu; Ozcan, Calhanoglu; Guler, Kokcu, Yildiz; Yilmaz

Portugal's possible starting lineup:

Costa; Pepe, Dias, Mendes; Dalot, Fernandes, Vitinha, Cancelo; Bernardo, Ronaldo, Leao

Turkey vs Portugal: Fantasy XI Prediction

Diego Costa; Samet Akaydin, Ruben Dias, Mert Muldur, Nuno Mendes; Vitinha, Hakan Calhanoglu, Bruno Fernandes; Arda Guler, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo

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