Guus Hiddink's side need a positive result against the Group A leaders who themselves are looking to continue their 100 per cent record in qualification
Gonul, Cetin, Korkmaz, Baltan
Emre, Selcuk Inan
Hamit Altintop, Ekici, Arda Turan
Howedes, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Lahm
Muller, Ozil, Podolski
Guus Hiddink is expected to make several changes from the team who could only muster a 0-0 draw versus Austria in qualifying last month. Gokhan Gonul, Selcuk Inan, Emre Belozoglu, Mehmet Ekici are all likely to return to the starting XI while Hamit Altintop could also feature after recovering from a hip injury.
Joachim Low has promised to name his strongest possible line-up as Germany look to continue their 100 per cent record in qualification for Euro 2012. Toni Kroos is suffering from a virus, so Sami Khedira is expected to return to the side, which will see a tactical switch from 4-1-4-1 to 4-2-3-1.
Mario Gomez missed last month's 6-2 qualifying win against Austria and is questionable for the Turkey match due to an adductor problem. Miroslav Klose, is tipped to start as the lone centre forward, although he is struggling with a knock to his knee. Both strikers, as well as Mesut Ozil (ankle) missed training on Wednesday and their availability for Friday's match is still not certain.
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- Turkey have played Germany on 19 occasions, winning three, drawing three and losing the remaining 13 fixtures.
- Guus Hiddink's side currently sit in second place in Group A, 10 points behind Friday's opponents and two points clear of Belgium.
- Hakan Balta, Omer Toprak, Mehmet Ekici, Hamit Altintop, Gokhan Tore and Tunay Torun were all born in Germany, yet all six could face their nation of birth when the sides meet.
- Germany have already qualified for next summer's European Championships and are looking to become the first side in the nation's history to not drop a point in a qualification campaign.
- When the two nations met in Berlin last October, Joachim Low's men ran out 3-0 winners courtesy of a brace from Miroslav Klose and a solitary strike from Mesut Ozil.
- Only the Netherlands have scored more goals in Euro 2012 qualification, with Bert van Marwijk's team hitting the net on 34 occasions, six more than Germany.