Preview: Netherlands vs Turkey – prediction, team news, lineups, where to watch
The Netherlands will look to overtake Turkey to the top of Group G when the two teams continue their qualifying campaigns for the 2022 World Cup in Amsterdam on Tuesday night.
Turkey are currently at the top of the section with 11 points to show in their first five matches, while the Netherlands are second in the group, one point behind their opponents here.
The Netherlands are famous for not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, and Louis van Gaal’s team is certainly in a battle in Group G, with Turkey and Norway impressing in the qualifying section.
A record of three wins, one draw, and one loss in five matches has seen the Netherlands accumulate 10 points, putting them ahead of Norway, which is third on goal difference, but one point behind Turkey, section leader.
The three-time World Cup finalists drew 1-1 with Norway on Wednesday night but returned to winning ways in impressive fashion on Saturday, scoring four answered goals against Montenegro in Eindhoven.
Memphis Depay scored two goals for Oranje, while Georginio Wijnaldum and Cody Gakpo were also on the score sheet during a strong display, and Van Gaal’s team will now look to beat Turkey to move to the top of the group entering the home stretch.
As for what’s to come, the Netherlands will face Latvia and Gibraltar in their next two qualifying matches in October before traveling to Montenegro and hosting Norway in their last two matches in November.
Turkey, meanwhile, will enter Tuesday’s clash after a 3-0 win over Gibraltar on Saturday; all three goals came in the second period, with Halil Dervisoglu, Hakan Calhanoglu, and Kenan Karaman coming off the bench to find the back of the net.
There’s no getting around the fact that the Crescent-Stars disappointed in Euro 2020, losing all three of their group stage matches, scoring just once, and conceding eight times in the process.
However, Senol Gunes’ team sits atop Group G, having accumulated 11 points from their five games, including impressive victories over the Netherlands and Norway in March, but disappointingly held by Latvia and Montenegro in two of his last three. matches.
Turkey have not qualified for a World Cup final since 2002 when they finished third, but a talented team certainly has the ability to secure a place in next year’s competition.
The Crescent-Stars have won their last two games against the Netherlands, while they haven’t lost to Tuesday’s opponents since October 2013, which means confidence should be high in the camp.
We say: Holland 1-1 Turkey
The Netherlands were too strong for Montenegro on Saturday, but this will be a much tougher test for Van Gaal’s team. Turkey disappointed Euro 2020, but they have proven to be a very strong team at this level, and we expect the two sides to share the points in Tuesday’s Group G competition.
Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Bijlow; Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Malacia; Wijnaldum, F de Jong, Klaassen; Berghuis, Memphis, Gakpo
Turkey possible starting lineup:
Bayindir; Celik, Ayhan, Demiral, Muldur; Under, Yazici, Yokuslu, Calhanoglu, Karaman; Yilmaz