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- Netherlands have lost just one of their last dozen competitive internationals.
- The Dutch have drawn three of their last four competitive away games.
- Turkey have lost just two of their last 14 home matches and have drawn two of their last three.
Turks to hold the Dutch in Istanbul
Turkey look like posing the biggest threat to the Netherlands’ direct qualification hopes in Group G and Senol Gunes’ side are backed to take a point from their encounter with the Dutch on Wednesday evening.
The current circumstances clearly mean that Turkey cannot rely on their traditionally raucous home support for this clash, and that undoubtedly makes this midweek trip a little more palatable for the visitors.
Nonetheless, the hosts are still a team to be respected after qualifying alongside France for the European Champions and they managed to beat the world champions 2-0 here in that qualifying campaign, while also earning a 1-1 draw at the Stade de France.
The Dutch are unbeaten in seven away trips, but they have only managed draws against the likes of Bosnia Herzegovina and Northern Ireland in recent outings. With the Turks losing just two of their last 14 at home, we think Gunes’ charges can scrap out a stalemate in this one and we’re also predicting a 0-0 correct score for what could well be a tight and cagey affair at the Ataturk Arena.