Prediction and odds for the game: Netherlands (3/10) vs Turkey (8/1)
We are backing Memphis Depay to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 5/6
When: Tuesday, 7th September 2021, Kick-off 19:45
Where: The Johan Cruyff Arena
On Tuesday night, the Netherlands host Turkey at the Johan Cruyff in Group G of European qualifying for World Cup 2021.
The Netherlands are big favourites heading into this encounter. However, the Oranje kick-off this game second place in the group, a point behind Tuesday night’s opponents after an inconsistent start to their campaign in Group G.
There is some good news for Louis van Gaal’s team in the fact that they are unbeaten in four World Cup qualifiers, having recorded three wins and one draw. The home team have also kept clean sheets in three of their last four qualifiers, conceding just once in the process.
The Oranje’s recent form, in general, has been decent, as they have won five of their last seven international matches. They have also won four of their last five matches on home soil while scoring at least two goals in each victory.
Memphis Depay has made a bright start to his Barcelona career. The former Lyon star has also been prolific in front of goal for the Netherlands on home soil, as he has scored six goals in his last six appearances in home games for his national team.
The visitors will have mixed emotions about their qualification campaign so far. Although they are unbeaten in five games and sit top of the table, having recorded three wins and two wins in Group G. A key to Turkey’s recent good record in World Cup qualifying has been their performance in front of goal, as they have scored at least two goals in each of their last six World Cup qualifiers.
The visitors have mixed recent away record in qualifying, although they have now won their last two qualifiers on their travels, while also scoring at least two goals in their last three away matches.
However, their recent international form has not been great, as a 3-0 win in Gibraltar last time out ended a four-game winless run. That run included a disastrous Euro 2020 campaign, in which they lost all three of their matches while conceding at least two goals in each defeat.
The Netherlands are strong on home soil, while Turkey can be dangerous opponents on their travels too. We see very little value in predicting the winner in this clash. Instead, we will look at our favourite goals market. The first bet we recommend is Memphis Depay to be an anytime goalscorer. He is full of confidence after a stellar start at Barcelona and thrives at Johan Cruyff Arena. We believe this encounter will be a high-scoring one, so are also backing the over 2.5 goals scored.
Our picks: We are backing Memphis Depay to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 5/6 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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