This preview looks on the World Cup qualification game between Turkey and Netherlands in Istanbul.
Turkey vs Netherlands Top Free Betting Tips
This Group G encounter promises to offer plenty of excitement as both teams kick off their World Cup qualification campaigns as among the favourites.
- Match result
- Netherlands win
- Both teams to score
- Total goals
- Over 2.5 goals
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The Dutch have a strong record when it comes to away matches in the European qualification games. Apart from the losses against Bulgaria and France in 2017, one has to go back several years to witness the Dutch failing on their travels. Turkey are in the midst of a disappointing run for almost 2 years, as they have only managed wins over Andorra and Russia.
Both teams to score – yes
The Netherlands might have picked up back-to-back wins, but they have been defensively poor in a number of games. The availability of a sizable attacking talent means that Netherlands boss Frank de Boer is likely to focus more on offence. The Netherlands have kept just one clean sheet in de Boer’s five games. Since 2020, Turkey have just one clean sheet to their name.
Total goals over 2.5
This match sees two teams with enough attacking talent and a poor defence go up against each other. Even though this match begins the World Cup qualification for both outfits, a victory in this match could prove decisive on the qualification front. The defensive issues for both teams could see a high-scoring encounter.
Turkey vs Netherlands: Team News and Match Preview
Senol Günes has overseen a run of just one win in the last year of football for Turkey. This has certainly not been a great record, but Günes will be pleased that the win percentage and points per game are almost on par with the record achieved by Fatih Terim. Turkey have been able to avoid a defeat despite playing against some top opposition like Germany during this run. The hosts will be making it hard for any team – especially at Istanbul.
The Netherlands have failed to win games using Frank de Boer’s reign when they have come up against top opposition like Italy and Spain. Yet, the team has shown a relative degree of comfort when facing an opposition who are lower down the FIFA world rankings. The recent matches against Bosnia and Poland in November showed an offensive class from the Dutch, who are still hoping to get many players like Memphis Depay firing on all cylinders.
FAQs regarding Turkey vs Netherlands Coverage and Accessibility
Where is the match scheduled?
Istanbul is the location for this World Cup qualification game and it will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium.
When does this match start?
The match is all set to kick off on March 24, 2021 at 17:00 GMT.
Which team is the favourite to win?
The Netherlands are the overwhelming favourites to get success in the game and they are at odds of 7/10.