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Turkey vs Netherlands Predictions & Tips - Netherlands to settle for a draw in Turkey

  • Turkey vs Netherlands predictions for Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • The Group G clash is being played at 5pm GMT at Atatürk Olympic Stadium
  • Turkey have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches
  • I am backing a draw with Georginio Wijnaldum to score
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Georginio Wijnaldum has scored 3 goals in his last 2 internationals (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 22 Mar 2021
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Turkey vs Netherlands Predictions


Turkey should prove hard to beat in Istanbul and Netherlands have been unconvincing under Frank de Boer. I am backing a draw with Georginio Wijnaldum to continue his fine form in front of goal for Oranje.

  • Turkey are undefeated in 12 of their last 14 matches including friendlies (all competitions).
  • Turkey have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches including friendlies (all competitions).
  • Turkey are undefeated in their last 2 matches against Netherlands (European Championship qualifiers).
  • Netherlands are undefeated in their last 5 matches including friendlies (all competitions).
  • Netherlands have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches including friendlies (all competitions).
  • Netherlands’ Georginio Wijnaldum has scored 3 goals in his last 2 international matches (UEFA Nations League)

Head to Head


Netherlands have a 4-2 advantage against Turkey with 2 draws in 8 competitive matches.

They last met in the 2016 European Championship qualifiers. The first match in Amsterdam ended in a 1-1 draw before Turkey won 3-0 in Konya.

Turkey Form


Turkey had a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign. They won one of their six matches with three draws and two defeats, finishing bottom of Group 3 in League B.

Senol Günes’ side drew three straight before winning 3-2 against Russia in Istanbul. They played against 10 men for 66 minutes with Kenan Karaman, Cengiz Ünder and Cenk Tosun scoring the goals.

Turkey’s last match was a 2-0 defeat in Hungary to wrap up a disappointing campaign.  

Turkey Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Mert Günok, Uğurcan Çakır, Gökhan Akkan, Altay Bayındır
Defenders: Caner Erkin, Kaan Ayhan, Çağlar Söyüncü, Merih Demiral, Zeki Çelik, Umut Meraş, Ozan Kabak, Nazım Sangaré, Mert Müldür
Midfielders: Ozan Tufan, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Okay Yokuşlu, Yusuf Yazıcı, İrfan Kahveci, Deniz Türüç, Dorukhan Toköz, Emre Kılınç, Orkun Kökçü, Halil Akbunar, Taylan Antalyalı
Forwards: Burak Yılmaz (Captain), Cenk Tosun, Kenan Karaman, Enes Ünal

Captain Burak Yılmaz is the the most experienced player in the squad with 63 caps. He also has the most goals with 24 scored for Turkey, Cenk Tosun next best with 18 goals.

Leicester City’s Cengiz Ünder was not called up due to injury.

Netherlands Form


Netherlands finished one points behind Italy in Group 1 in League A in the UEFA Nations League. 

They drew two consecutive away matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy before a1-1 draw against Spain in an international friendly.

Frank de Boer’s side finished their Nations League campaign with two wins. Oranje beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 in Amsterdam with Georginio Wijnaldum bagging a brace and Memphis Depay on target.

Netherlands’ last match was a 2-1 win in Poland. They were 1-0 down after 6 minutes but late goals to Depay and Wijnaldum overturned the deficit.

Netherlands Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Tim Krul, Jasper Cillessen, Maarten Stekelenburg
Defenders: Kenny Tete, Joël Veltman, Patrick van Aanholt, Owen Wijndal, Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries, Matthijs de Ligt, Jerry St. Juste
Midfielders: Marten de Roon, Georginio Wijnaldum (Vice-captain), Ryan Gravenberch, Davy Klaassen, Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong
Forwards: Steven Berghuis, Steven Bergwijn, Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel, Calvin Stengs, Donyell Malen, Luuk de Jong

Mainz defender Jerry St. Juste and Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch have been called up for the first time. 

Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay lead the way with 21 international goals. Depay is currently unavailable due to rules imposed by the French government.

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Verdict

Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum should step up in Memphis Depay’s absence, but Turkey could prove hard to beat in Istanbul with a draw on the cards.

Best Bets: Draw Full Time Result @290.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Best Bets: Georginio Wijnaldum Anytime Goalscorer @320.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
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