Netherlands vs. Turkey 9/7/21 European World Cup Qualifications Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Netherlands vs. Turkey
September 7, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +135
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Netherlands is welcoming Turkey to Johan Cruijff Arena in round 6 of Group G of the World Cup Qualifications. Netherlands has looked much better under the new head coach, but they still have a lot of work to do. Turkey has bounced back nicely after the Euro Cup, and they are now at the top of this group.

Netherlands is undefeated in their last 2 games in these qualifications, they have scored 5 goals during this streak while conceding only 1 goal. With 10 points, impressive 16 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Netherlands is now in 2nd place. Depay is the leading goalscorer for Netherlands in these qualifications with 4 goals, while De Jong added 3 goals, and Klassen, Wijnaldum, and Berghuis added 2 goals each. In their game against Montenegro at home, Netherlands was the dominant team with 72% of ball possession, 12 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. It took a while for Netherlands to score a goal, but they did it in the 38th minute, and they scored 3 more goals in the second half. Netherlands has won this match 4-0. I think Netherlands took the step in the right direction, and once they get more consistent on the defensive end, they will be hard to beat by anyone.

I don’t think anyone expected Turkey to be at the top of this group after their sloppy Euro Cup, but here they are, in 1st place with 11 points, 15 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals. Turkey has been impressive in these qualifications, and It’s good they are scoring a lot of goals because they are also conceding a lot. In their last game against Gibraltar, Turkey was the better team with 75% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 87% of the correct passes. Gibraltar is not a good team, but they somehow managed to keep Turkey at bay in this game. In the 54th minute, Turkey is finally scoring a goal, and they have scored 2 more after that. Turkey has won this game 0-3. Yilmaz is the leading goalscorer for Turkey with 4 goals, while Calhanoglu added 3 goals, and they are both expected to be in the starting lineup for this game. Turkey is not a bad team, they have a lot of talent, but not as much depth, and that could be a problem for this team.

I think this will be a fantastic game to watch, and I think we will see a ton of good chances and goals. Netherlands hasn’t lost any of their last 3 home games. Both teams are in solid form, but Netherlands has more depth, and they are playing at home.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Netherlands and over 2.5 -120

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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