Netherlands are looking to make amends for the dismal showing at the Euro 2012 and a win over very good Turkey side at the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign would be seen as a step in the right direction.
Their opponents, on the other hand, have been showing a lot of promise of late, and maybe they can even battle Oranje for the first place in Group D.
Netherlands embark on a new era following the major disappointment that was Euro 2012, with Louis van Gaal arriving to replace Bert van Marwijk.
The experienced coach couldn’t prevent defeat to arch rivals Belgium in his first game in charge, and even if it was just a friendly, it is important to note Oranje were completely outclassed by their rivals.
Van Gaal decided to get rid of several senior players such as Mark van Bommel, Nigel de Jong and Rafael van der Vaart, who made way for the likes of Bruno Martins Indi, Jordy Clasie and Leroy Fer.
However, players like Huntelaar, Robben, Sneijder and Van Persie are all in the squad, so no wonder home win pays just 1.50 (1/2) at BetVictor.
Unlike his predecessor, Van Gaal is set to prefer Klaas Jan Huntelaar to RVP, so you should know the Schalke star is 2.20 (6/5) with bet365 to score against Turkey.
Borussia M’gladbach striker Luuk de Jong has been drafted to replace Bas Dost, but Arjen Robben should start after recovering from a bout of flu.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg – Van Rhijn, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Willems – Strootman, Emanuelson – Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt – Huntelaar.
Turkey missed out on yet another major tournament after they were beaten by Croatia in the Euro 2012 play-offs, but new coach Abdullah Avci has done well to prepare the squad for the new qualifying campaign.
The boss used the five games in May to test more than 30 players before making his final selection for the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The Crescent Stars have seen several experienced national team players return to Turkish Super Lig, while others like Arda Turan are doing their magic all over Europe.
Boss Abdullah Avci faces some defensive problems ahead of the match against Netherlands, given that first choice keeper Volkan Demirel is sidelined through injury, while defenders Egemen Korkmaz and Semih Kaya are both doubtful.
Nevertheless, with the likes of Turan, Altintop, Yilmaz and Bulut, Turkey can be trusted to score at Amsterdam ArenA, and they are 1.60 (3/5) with Sportingbet to do so.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Gunok – Gonul, Kaya, Toprak, Balta – Altintop, Sahin, Emre, Turan – Bulut, Yilmaz.