Just like their counterparts in the other Group D game, both of these teams were (shockingly) involved in games that ended 1-0. And just like in the other game, for 1 team this match is a must win and for the other it would guarantee qualification with a game to spare from the Group Stages to the Knockout Phase of the competition - who wouldn't want that?
Spain managed to eventually see off a valiant Czech Republic side in their opening game with a header from former Manchester United centre back Gerard Pique, however the score line does not by any means tell the whole story. Spain spent a long time camped in the Czechs half and should have scored more, especially as they had 76% possession at one stage! Czech Republic did put up a good defensive display but Spain should have been more clinical, maybe it's the Tiki Taka style of play that affected how clinical they were or maybe its other factors but the fact remains that Spain will need to score more goals if they're to go further in this competition.
Turkey on the other hand were involved in a much more even game against Croatia and would consider themselves slightly unlucky to have not even taken a point. They lost courtesy of a thunderbolt from Luka Modric but they had a few chances themselves to ensure parity and will be looking at this Spain game with some trepidation. Turkey will have to either pull out the performance of their life or hope that Spain have another off day and nick a goal on the counter attack, the only issue with that is that Turkey don't have the fastest team. I think a set piece will be Turkey's best chance of scoring against the Spanish.
I can't see any other result happening here, yes we have seen Hungary overturn Austria and Northern Ireland beat Ukraine 2-0 in this competition so anything can happen but it would take a miracle for the Turks to win this one. Spain should win this without too much trouble but it may take them to a while to get into their stride if the last game is anything to go by.
The Bayern Leverkusen midfielder is a free kick specialist, so much so that he is actually one of the best free kick takers on the planet. If he gets a free kick lined up in the right position, he could put one past David De Gea and it really would be game on.
Spain have an amazing defence to add to their world class midfield and strike force, they rarely concede a lot of goals and even though Turkey do have threats up top, I think Spain will hold firm and spend most of their time camped in the Turks half like they did against the Czechs. I fancy them to bag 2 this time though instead of a solitary goal.
Spain took a while to get into their stride against Czech Republic but Vicente Del Bosque will be drilling into his players that they must start faster and we may see that whilst the managers words are still ringing in the players ears. I fancy Spain to get a goal just before and just after half-time. It may end up being a slightly boring game to watch if you don't like seeing one side dominate possession.
I backed Nolito to score the first goal in the last game and he proved to be slightly ineffectual but you could say that about the whole Spanish team in fairness so I'm going to instil my faith in him for a second time. He's in the form of his life and he's scored 4 goals in his last 4 games for Spain so he knows where the net is and if he's given space he will punish them. Definitely worth a flutter.
Aritz Aduriz is playing the best football of his career at 35 years old! He currently plays for Bilbao in La Liga and is not your typical Spanish centre forward, he is over 6 ft 4 and likes to be in and around the 6 yard box battling with defenders and scoring headers and tap ins. If Spain need a goal late on, expect to see Aduriz warming up and he could well score the winner or the goal that puts the game beyond doubt. He will definitely not start because he doesn't play the Spanish way but I'm sure Del Bosque will abandon that late on in search of a goal and Aduriz is your man.