Netherlands vs Turkey 2021 Women’s European Volleyball Championship Predictions and betting tips

Netherlands vs Turkey will be the second game in pool A of the 2021 Women’s European Volleyball Championship.The Netherlands vs Turkey women’s volleyball gaml at the 2021 European Volleyball Championship will take place on August 24, 2021 at 5:30 PM Central European Summer Time at the Štark Arena in Belgrade.

We will be giving you our predictions for the Netherlands vs Turkey women’s volleyball pool D game by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.

Let’s start off by analyzing the Netherlands women’s volleyball team:

Netherlands Women’s Volleyball Team

As of August 23,2021 the Netherlands women’s volleyball team is ranked 8th by FIVB. This means that they are currently the 4th best team in Europe.This team has been pretty strong since 2015. This team was particularly strong between 2015 and 2018.

In the 2015 European Championships the Netherlands women’s volleyball team finished runners up to Russia, finished 3rd in the 2016 World Grand Prix,reached the semi finals in the 2016 Olympics after failing to qualify for the olympics 4 times in a row,finished as runners up in the 2017 European Championships and finished as semi finalists in the 2018 world championships.

However between 2018-2020  this team has struggled a little bit. They finished 8th out of 12 in the 2019 women’s volleyball world cup and failed to qualify for the 2020 olympics. In the last European women’s volleyball championship in 2019 they were unbeaten until their defeat to Turkey in the quarter final.

Netherlands Women’s Volleyball Team performance in 2021

The Netherlands finished 7th in the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League. This isn’t a bad performance considering they were the second best team in Europe in the tournament.

The Netherlands have played 3 games so far. They won their first 2 games, 3-0 against Ukraine who are currently ranked 35th and Finland who are ranked 62nd. They then went on to defeat Romania, 3-1 who are ranked 44th.

The Netherlands are tied with Turkey on points but are leading pool D because they have the best points ratio. So far, the Netherlands have conceded the fewest points and have scored the second highest number of points at 250 points, just 5 point shy of Turkey which has scored 255 points.

Netherlands women’s volleyball team key players

The Netherlands are led by Maret Grothues who won the best server award in the 2010 FIVB World Championship.

They have a talented spiker in Lonneke Slöetjes who has won several awards in Europe and also won the best opposite spiker award in the 2016 Olympics.

They also have a good setter in Laura Dijkema who won the best setter award in the 2017 European Championships.

Turkey Women’s Volleyball Team

At the time of writing Turkey is ranked as the 4th best team in the world and the best team in Europe.

Turkey hasn’t won a lot of accolades but it has recently emerged as strong contenders to do so. Turkey finished 5th in the 2020 Olympics after being knocked out by South Korea in a closely contested match. They lost to South Korea in the fifth set by just 2 points.

Although Turkey has never really impressed in the world championships it has performed really well in the women’s volleyball european championships and the nations league.

Turkey finished third in the 2017 and runners up in 2019 in the European Championships. They were 2nd in the 2018 nations league which is a significant achievement since they finished above China and Brazil which are the top teams in women’s volleyball.

In 2019 they finished 4th but were yet again the best team in Europe in the tournament and then in the 2021 nations league they finished 3rd again finishing as the best European team in the tournament.

In the 2021 Women’s volleyball European CHampionship Turkey has played 3 games so far. They won their first game 3-1 against Romania,then demolished Sweden and Ukraine 3-0.

Turkey will face Finland on August 23 before they face the Netherlands on the 25th of August and Turkey is expected to easily beat Finland.

Turkey has some serious talent in its team. Their captain Eda Erdem Dündar is one of the best blockers in Europe. She won the best blocker award in the 2019 European Championship, in the 2020 CEV qualifiers for the Olympics and recently in the 2021 Nations league.

Turkey also has one of the best liberos in the world in Simge Şebnem Aköz. She won the best libero award in the 2019 European Championship and the 2019 World Championships.

Ebrar Karakurt is a talented outside spiker and was the 4th best outside spiker in the 2021 Nations league and won the best spiker in the final round and also the top scorer in the final round.

Netherlands vs Turkey Game Predictions in the Women’s Volleyball European Championship 2021

The last time these two sides met was on the 18th of June,2021 in the Women’s volleyball nation’s league. Turkey dominated the Netherlands during the game and won the game 3-0.

The Netherlands will have an advantage over Turkey because their players will be more rested. The Netherlands played their last game on the 22nd whereas Turkey will play a game against Finland before facing the Netherlands on the 24th.

This could put Turkey at a slight disadvantage. But that being said, we expect Turkey to win this game. The odds for this game aren’t out just yet but don’t be surprised if Turkey are favorites to win.

That being said, expect this game to be a tight one. Even though Turkey demolished the Netherlands 3-0 in the 2021 Nations League, they won each set by a margin of not more than 5 points. 

The Netherlands will change up their tactics to penetrate Turkey’s defense and although Turkey’s squad is stronger on paper the Netherlands could spring a surprise.

That being said, we expect Turkey to win this game either  3-1 or 3-2 to Turkey and we expect a minimum of 135 points to be scored during the game.

Netherlands vs Turkey 2021 Women’s European Volleyball Championship Betting Tips

The odds for this game aren’t out yet. If the odds for both teams are 2.0 or more we recommend you to place a bet of equal amount on each team. We have explain why you ought to do this in our article on how to win at sports betting, In this game, this is unlikely to happen. So here are some betting tips for the Netherlands vs Turkey women’s volleyball game. We recommend you to make a combo bet with the following bets:

  • Bet on Turkey to win.
  • Total points. See our prediction and bet on over or under the amount of points the bookmaker is offering.
  • Handicap betting. +6.5 points to Netherlands and Netherlands to win.

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