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Netherlands and Turkey will battle it out in the last quarter-final at Euro

Netherlands and Turkey will battle it out in the last quarter-final at Euro 2024 on Saturday evening at Olympiastadion Berlin.

It will be their first meeting since the Netherlands’ 6-1 victory over the Crescent Stars in the World Cup qualifications in 2021.

  • Netherlands won four of the previous six matches in all competitions.
  • Turkey have conceded at least a goal in five straight fixtures across competitions.
  • Cody Gakpo bagged three goals in four matches at the Euro 2024.
  • Netherlands demolished Turkey 6-1 in the previous head-to-head meeting.

Netherlands pulled off a statement 3-0 victory over Romania in the last-16 round on Tuesday afternoon.

Cody Gakpo continued to shine by netting his third goal of the tournament while substitute Donyell Malen sealed the deal with two late goals.

The Dutch team thus made amends for the poor performance in the last group game in a 2-3 defeat to Austria.

Turkey somehow survived their round of 16 clash against the Austrians, beating them 2-1 on Tuesday evening.

Merih Demiral was the unlikely hero as his brace led the Crescent Stars to a surprising victory over shocking Group D winners.

Netherlands vs Turkey Predicted Lineups and Team News

Ronald Koeman does not have any issues with his squad ahead of the quarter-final. We expect a similar starting XI to the team that dispatched Romania five days ago.

The lone potential change might happen in attack as Donyell Malen is threatening to take over Steven Bergwijn on the right flank after bagging a brace against the Romanians.

Vincenzo Montella will welcome back two important players as Hakan Calhanoglu and Samet Akaydin are ready to return to the starting lineup after serving suspensions in the round-of-16.

On a negative note, Orkun Kokcu and Ismail Yuksek have earned suspensions in the match against Austria and will not get the chance to feature in the quarter-final.

Netherlands (4-3-3): Verbruggen – Dumfries, de Vrij, van Dijk, Ake – Schouten, Simons, Reijnders – Malen, Depay, Gakpo

Turkey (4-5-1): Gunok – Muldur, Akaydin, Demiral, Kadioglu – Ozcan, Ayhan, Yilmaz, Calhanoglu, Yildiz – Guler.