FIFA World Cup 2022
Netherlands vs Ecuador
Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar
In the upcoming fixture of Group A, the Netherlands will be up against Ecuador, which is coming off a win against the host nation, Qatar. The Netherlands, on the other hand, is coming off a win against Senegal (0-2). Both teams have undoubtedly delivered according to the expectations of their fans and team management. The game between Netherlands and Ecuador is likely to go down to the wire, producing a thrilling finish between the two. The last time these two sides played against each other, the game ended in a draw (1-1). The Netherlands has not frequently been included among the favorites for the World Cup, but this match presents a chance to do so. It’s quite evident that the Netherlands are capable of defeating Ecuador and qualifying for the Round of 16.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Netherlands - Coming off an Elegant Win Over Senegal (WWWWD)
Going in the contest, Netherlands is coming off a win against Senegal (0-2), in which Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen scored goals. The exceptional header assist made by Frenkie de Jong was amazing, giving his side a certain edge against the opposition. The Netherlands is likely to continue with the same 3-4-1-2 formation, with Janssen, Gakpo, and Bergwjn leading the attack. The Netherlands have been playing flowing offensive football in addition to their defensive prowess. Despite having a difficult season at Barcelona, Memphis Depay ended up with the most goals (12) in the World Cup qualifying matches. He will be the team’s focal point on Friday, whether he is playing up top or out wide, and is the favorite to score the game’s first goal.
Expected Opening Lineup for the Netherlands
Bijlow; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Jong, Berhuis, Blind; Gakpo; Bergwijn, Memphis
Ecuador - Likely to Play with the Unchanged Lineup (WDDDW)
Gustavo Alfaro is not anticipated to make many adjustments to the starting lineup that helped his team qualify. The team’s offensive strength is centered on Moises Caicedo’s skills, while Enner Valencia adds experience to a group of talented young players. In the last game against Qatar, Ecuador’s Enner Valencia scored the first goal of World Cup 2022 on a penalty. Next, he continued the attack and managed to score another goal in the 31st minute of play. Ecuador is likely to progress with a 4-3-3 formation, with Valencia, Estrada, and Ibarra leading the attack. Ecuador struggled mightily during the qualifying process, placing fourth in their group with a record of seven wins, six losses, and five draws.
Expected Opening Lineup for Ecuador
Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Franco, Caicedo, Gruezo; Valencia, Estrada, Romario
Expert Betting Tips
Due to above-discussed factors, the Netherlands are the overwhelming favorites to win the upcoming match, but anything can happen when teams compete on a global scale in front of hundreds of millions of spectators. The game total is expected to be over 2.5 goals, and both sides to score a goal at least.
- Netherlands to Win for 1.80
- Total Over 2.5 for 2.15
- Half Time - Full Time - Netherlands - Netherlands for 2.87