World Cup Qualifying Group G odds: Dutch courage needed in exciting battle
Preview and betting tips for World Cup Qualifying Group G
Group G promises to be the most fascinating of all the 10 pools with just one point separating the top four nations ahead of the return of qualifying in September.
Turkey top the table with seven points but are 13/8 second favourites to Netherlands in the World Cup qualifying Group G odds.
Veteran striker Burak Yilmaz scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over the Dutch on matchday one which they followed with an impressive 3-0 win in Norway but their 100% start ended three days later as they inexplicably threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at home to minnows Latvia.
Young Turks look to bounce back
Turkey’s inexperienced squad were expected to do well at the European Championship but they were well off the pace and were one of only two teams to return from the tournament without a point having lost to Italy, Switzerland and Wales.
Favourites at 8/11 in the World Cup qualifying Group G odds are Netherlands, who looked one of the best teams during the group stage at Euro 2020.
A red card shown to Matthijs de Ligt cost his side in their last-16 tie against Czech Republic and their exit resulted in Frank de Boer losing his job as per the terms of his contract which demanded a run to the quarter-finals.
Louis van Gaal has been linked with the vacancy but as things stand the Dutch are without a head coach ahead of the trip to Norway on September 1.
Norway have the world’s most revered striker in Erling Haaland yet they are 11/2 in the World Cup qualifying Group G odds having bounced back from the defeat by Turkey with a 1-0 win at Montenegro to sit in fourth place on four points.
Clashes with Latvia and Gibraltar follow the match against Holland, so they have a chance to pick up crucial points in the battle for top spot.
Montenegro have never qualified for a major tournament since the dissolution of Yugoslavia and their split from Serbia but they are in a good position with six points from three games, just like Netherlands and Norway.
The Balkans side have only beaten Latvia and Gibraltar, so we will know more about their chances when they take on Netherlands and Turkey in a four-day spell at the start of September.
Stevan Jovetic scored seven minutes from time to earn a 2-1 win in Latvia, the team they host three days after the Dutch clash, and they are 28/1 outsiders in the World Cup qualifying Group G odds to end the pool stage as winners.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication