Football Bet of the Day: Dutch to provide drama in Turkey tussle

 | Friday 5th July 2024, 15:00pm

Friday 5th July 2024, 15:00pm

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Spain-Germany, Portugal-France and England-Switzerland will take much of the focus in this weekend's Euro 2024 quarter-finals, but real ones know Netherlands-Turkey is where all the action is at.

So it's to the Olympiastadion in Berlin we go for my football bet of the day on Saturday, July 6 (20:00, ITV1) as the Crescent-Stars look to pull off another upset with a victory over the Oranje.

Football Bet of the Day - Saturday, July 6

  • Netherlands to beat Turkey & both teams to score (90 mins) @ 9/4

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The Netherlands were unconvincing in the group stage, having to mount a comeback to beat Poland 2-1 before holding France to a goalless draw and losing 3-2 to Austria.

As a result, the Oranje finished third and only qualified for the last 16 as one of the four best third-ranked sides, and were to be drawn against a group winner.

They can consider themselves fortunate their opponents were Romania, who topped Group E despite finishing on four points alongside Belgium, Slovakia and Ukraine.

The Dutch showed their class against the Romanians, beating them 3-0 and barely giving them a sniff of their goal, especially in the second half.

Cody Gakpo set Ronald Koeman's side on their way with a 20th-minute strike against the Tricolorii, his third of the tournament to draw him level with Jamal Musiala, Georges Mikautadze and Ivan Schranz at the top of the Golden Boot charts, and the Liverpool forward looks at home on the international stage.

Turkey, meanwhile, finished second in Group F after beating Georgia (3-1) and the Czech Republic (2-1) either side of a defeat to group winners Portugal (0-3).

The Crescent-Stars were then involved in the tie of the round as they beat Austria 2-1 in the last 16, with defender Merih Demiral putting them two up with a brace before Michael Gregoritsch set up a nervy finish in Leipzig.

Football Bet of the Day - Saturday July 6 2024 - Netherlands to beat Turkey & both teams to score at 9-4

Viewers will be tuning in on Saturday night hoping to catch Turkey involved in another exciting contest, and while that can be a subjective matter, goals have followed them thus far, with at least three goals in all four of their games in Germany.

Both teams have scored in three of those, with only Portugal managing to shut them out in their second group game on June 22.

The Netherlands aren't far off, with a goalless draw with France their only match not to have finished with at least three goals. Both teams found the net in two of those, and there will be confidence that there is more entertainment and goals on the way on Saturday.

Ultimately, I think the Dutch will prove too strong for their opponents, who aren't fortunate enough to have the likes of Micky van de Ven, Matthijs de Ligt, Jeremie Frimpong and Donyell Malen on their bench.

With a raucous crowd willing them on, I do think Turkey can score, particularly with Hakan Calhanoglu back from suspension and the Netherlands looking suspect defensively.

But any goal may prove in vain with Gakpo and co looking ruthless in attack.

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Saturday: Place an In-Play bet of £10 or more odds of 1/2+ on England vs Switzerland at Euro 2024 and get £5 in Free Bets to use In-Play on Netherlands vs Turkey.

You can read all our latest Football Bets of the Day at our dedicated Betfred Insights content hub.

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