Netherlands vs Türkiye Preview: The Red Crescents Aim at Conquering Amsterdam after Leaving Vienna Behind

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
4 July 2024, 12:00

Netherlands vs Türkiye

The quarter-final clash between the Netherlands and Türkiye is set to be an electrifying encounter at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Both teams have shown resilience and skill to reach this stage, making this match one of the most anticipated fixtures of the tournament. The Netherlands, having bounced back from a shaky group stage, will look to continue their resurgence, while Türkiye aims to build on their impressive performances and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2008. Netherlands vs Türkiye odds clearly favour Oranje, however, the Red Crescents can bring a bunch of surprises as they continually show during this campaign.

Netherlands Team News

The Netherlands have had a rollercoaster journey in this tournament. After a mixed group stage performance, they have seemingly found their rhythm in the knockout stage, convincingly defeating Romania 3-0 in the round of 16. Cody Gakpo has been a standout performer for the Dutch, scoring three goals in the tournament so far and providing crucial assists. Donyell Malen also made a significant impact against Romania, coming off the bench to score twice and secure the victory for his team. Ronald Koeman will likely stick with a similar lineup that saw success against Romania, with key players like Gakpo and Memphis Depay expected to play pivotal roles in the attack and having Malen in the role of super sub once again. However, the Dutch defence, led by Virgil van Dijk and Stefan de Vrij, will need to be at their best to contain Türkiye's attacking threats.  

Türkiye Team News

Türkiye has been one of the surprise teams in this Euro, displaying a blend of great and flair to reach the quarter-finals. They secured their spot in the last eight with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Austria, showcasing that they can get victories against well-organised teams even under the heaviest pressure. Captain Hakan Calhanoglu will return to the squad after saving a one-match ban, providing a significant boost to Türkiye's midfield creativity and leadership, which will be taken into account by the Netherlands vs Türkiye prediction. Vincenzo Montella will have to make adjustments due to the suspension of Ismail Yuksek, with Salih Ozcan likely to step in as his replacement. The Turkish defence, which had several confuses throughout the tournament will rely on the partnership of Merih Demiral and either Samet Akaydin or Abdulkerim Bardakci to keep the Dutch attackers at bay. Arda Guler has been a revelation for Türkiye, becoming the key player in the attack and the first teenager since Cristiano Ronaldo to have a goal and assist in one Euro campaign.

Netherlands vs Türkiye Prediction

Total Goals Over 2.5

This is probably the only match of the quarter final stage from which there are expectations of a productive game. The Oranje’s defence showed itself as quite vulnerable as deprived of all their leaders in attack, the Polish national team was able to score, Austria did it three times, and only Romania failed to score, but Tricolori turned out to be completely unprepared for the game. Türkiye's defence, from its side, allows opponents to create a lot of chances, the implementation of which depends only on the skill of the attacking players. Türkiye conceded in all matches at the tournament as the defence did not keep the Georgians, conceded three from the Portuguese, from the Czechs who played almost the entire match with 10 men and thanks to the heroics of Mert Gunok, conceded only once against Austria. This outcome comes at 1.79 at MrPlay.

Total Corners Over 9.5

While Türkiye was prone to corners in all their matches during this Euro, having an average of 6.3 corners per game, the match against Austria showed that it can be their most dangerous weapon, as two goals came exactly from two set-pieces. Netherlands also do not shy from these set-pieces, having the average of 6.8 corners in 4 matches. Given the expected intensity of the match, it is likely that the upcoming game will feature plenty of corners. MrPlay gives 1.71 for this option.

Total Shots Netherlands Over 16.5

Netherlands got the confidence needed and they are likely to play from a position of strength against Türkiye. Koeman has likely watched the game against Austria and understands that it is imperative not to give space for Turkish attacks and midfield play, given the exceptional qualities of Guler and Calhanoglu. In this scenario, the Oranje will likely adopt the same tactics as they did in the matches against Romania and Poland, which brought them wins. In the match against Poland, the Dutch had 21 shots, while the match against Romania saw 23 shots. Thus, the match against Türkiye can go on similar rails. This Netherlands vs Türkiye tip comes at 1.68 at MrPlay.

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