The 68-year-old has even taken the step to offer to resign from his post should his team fail to beat Latvia in their encounter on Sunday.
Hiddink could be without defender Ron Vlaar, who was forced off after 24 minutes with a calf injury in his side's friendly defeat to Mexico on Wednesday. Stefan de Vrij is on standby to replace the Aston Villa centre-back in the team if he is unable to play.
Latvia are just one point behind the Netherlands after taking two points from their three games in qualifying.
The two sides have met only once in a senior international match, with that game taking place in Euro 2004 as the Netherlands ran out 3-0 victors in their clash.
Netherlands: Krul, Van Rhijn, De Vrij, Veltman, Willems, Afellay, Blind, Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie, Depay
Latvia: Kolinko, Gabovs, Dubra, Gorkss, Kurakins, Ikaunieks, Zjuzins, Fertovs, A Visnakovs, Sabala, E Visnakovs
Possible starting lineups
Sports Mole says: 3-0