Turkey v Netherlands tips – Turks look big at 7/2

Turkey already have the 2020 European Championships to enjoy this summer after a successful qualifying campaign and Şenol Güneş’ side are in excellent spirits as they aim to secure some positive early results in a bid to ensure that they pitch up at the 2022 World Cup further down the line.

The Turks entertain Netherlands at the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadyumu on Wednesday 24 March, with the top two ranked teams clashing early in qualifying and they are expected to be the sides who are battling it out, although Norway and Montenegro could prove to also be the fly in the ointment.

Why Are Turkey Such a Big Betting Price to Win?

It should be noted that Turkey qualified for Euro 2020 by following hard on the heels of France, with the Crescent-Stars actually beating Les Bleus along the way and they boasted an unbeaten record on home soil, with the team winning seven games, drawing two and losing just the one.

They were able to take four points against the French and if you compare the 2022 World Cup betting odds, you can find the home side available at 7/2 with some football betting sites to get the better of a Dutch side who aren’t massively convincing and have only just started to enjoy a renaissance.

Veteran striker and vice captain Burak Yılmaz continues to thrive on an international stage, with Italy-based pair Merih Demiral and Kaan Ayhan helping the defence to be very solid and new Liverpool signing Ozan Kabak also looks smart and we think they can run a tight ship against a Netherlands side missing their captain.

Should Netherlands Be Odds-On For World Cup Qualifier?

Although there will be no supporters in Istanbul, we still think that Turkey can leverage some home advantage and we’re surprised that the football betting odds indicate that the bookies think that the Dutch are likely to win the game, especially as this is not a match that they need to triumph in.

The Netherlands were able to qualify for Euro 2020 with a degree of ease although it has to be admitted that they were placed in an easy group, with the men in orange following home Germany, while Northern Ireland were a distant third and this clash could be a tough ordeal for them.

After all, Virgil van Dijk continues to be absent for club and country, with Frank de Boer having replaced Ronald Koeman as manager and he will hope that Inter defender Stefan de Vrij can marshal the rearguard against tricky opponents, while makeshift captain Gini Wijnaldum will have an important role.

Even so, this isn’t a Dutch team who are blessed with lots of quality and they continue to rely on Memphis Depay in attack, with the Lyon forward potentially partnered with Steven Bergwijn who is relatively inexperienced at international level although he’s been getting game time with Tottenham.

What Are the Best Bets for Turkey v Netherlands?

As our World Cup qualifying betting preview has indicated, we think this will be a much closer match than the odds suggest and we recommend looking for ways to oppose the Netherlands in this clash. There is a clear amount of disruption in what has already been a hectic season and we’re anticipating a tight game.

We would veer towards the Under 2.5 Goals quote at odds-against considering that Turkey boasted such an impressive defensive record when it came to Euro 2020 qualifying, while we are also looking for ways to support the home team.

You could actually do worse than back the betting odds of 3/1 about a Turkey win, although there is also the chance to secure a bit of insurance by punting the home side on the Asian Handicap market at nearly evens with 0.5 of a goal start.


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