Netherlands vs TurkeyWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 7, 2021, Johan Cruyff ArenA
THE top two teams in World Cup 2022 qualification Group G go toe-to-toe on Tuesday night, as Netherlands welcome Turkey to the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Back under the stewardship of Louis Van Gaal, the experienced Dutchman began his third stint as national boss with a 1-1 draw in Oslo against Norway last Wednesday night.
The Oranje followed up on that point by putting Montenegro to the sword with a thumping 4-0 win in Amsterdam on Saturday night.
That triumph took the Dutch to 10 points from five qualifiers, with their only defeat to a date coming against Tuesday night's guests Turkey in the reverse fixture.
Senol Gunes side endured a disappointing Euro 2020 as they went out in the group stages before blowing a two-goal lead in a 2-2 with Montenegro last midweek.
However, the Crescent Stars bagged a morale-boosting 3-0 against Gibraltar on Saturday to keep them one point ahead of Netherlands and Norway at the summit of the section.
Netherlands will be seeking to avenge a 4-2 loss in Istanbul and the hosts are red-hot favourites to do just that at 10/29 with SBK.
Turkey are the only team yet to taste defeat in Group G but the bookies odds suggest that is about to change with a Turkish triumph trading at 9/1 (SBK) while the draw is also deemed improbable at 24/5 (SBK) with the same firm.
Netherlands are worthy favourites here but they are unlikely to have things all their own way so I'm going to swerve the match result market here and instead head to Bet 365‘s Bet Builder.
If we combine over one match goal, over seven match corners and over two match cards we will be presented with a nice looking 19/20 (Bet 365) play.
Goals have been a recurring theme in games involving the Orange in recent years, with each of their last 13 competitive contests yielding at least two strikes.
It's a similar story for Turkey who have seen each of their last 12 meaningful matches on the international stage generate two or more match goals.
As such, I'll happily side with a couple of goals in Amsterdam, but in order to boost up the price, I'll throw over seven match corners into the equation.
The early signs are that Van Gaal's preferred system focuses on width so seven or more corners collectively doesn't look like too much to ask for in what should be an entertaining encounter.
I'll complete the Bet Builder with over two match cards in what should also be a closely-fought and competitive contest, not to mention we have a strict referee here in Daniele Orsato who was averaging in the region of five cards per-game last term.
It's also worth noting that the aforementioned combination clicked in the reverse fixture and that only adds to the appeal of supporting the same formula in the Dutch capital on Tuesday night.
I'll also dip into the anytime goalscorer market and take the even-money (1/1) on offer with UniBet for Netherlands forward Memphis Depay to make the net bulge.
The Barcelona forward bagged a brace on Saturday as Netherland mauled Montenegro and he is tempting play to repeat the trick against the Turks on Tuesday night.
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