A fight to top Group A will unfold later as the Netherlands meets Ecuador at the World Cup 2022. They came through their opening matches victorious, the Dutch leaving it late to down Senegal while hosts Qatar were grazed aside by Ecuador.
Ecuador is currently in second place in Group A, while the Netherlands are at the top of their group. The Dutch team has a good squad at their disposal and will need to put their best this week. Here is every detail regarding the match between Netherlands and Ecuador.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Head-to-Head & Preview
- The Dutch team has a good record against Ecuador and has won one out of the two games that have been played between the two squads, with the other match ending in a draw.
- Netherlands and Ecuador are meeting each other for the third time, as they previously played friendlies in 2006 and 2014.
- Ecuador has won just two of its seven FIFA World Cup meetings with European sides.
- The Flying Dutchmen have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four World Cup games, while Ecuador has kept a clean sheet in each of their previous seven games in all competitions.
Here are Possible Lineups
Netherlands: Andries Noppert, Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Nathan Ake, Denzel Dumfries, Frankie de Jong, Steven Berghuis, Daley Blind, Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn
Ecuador: Hernan Galindez, Angelo Preciado, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Pervis Estupinan, Gonzalo Plata, Moises Caicedo, Jhegson Mendez, Romario Ibarra, Jeremy Sarmiento, Enner Valencia
Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction
The Netherlands is unbeaten since Louis van Gaal took over - 12 wins and four draws. The Netherlands is the better squad on paper, however, and should be able to win this game.
On the other hand, Ecuador can pack a punch on their day and has pulled off positive results against big names in the past. So, many expect the Dutch team to win this game.
Our Prediction Netherlands 2-1 Ecuador
In today's game, 54% of people support the Netherlands, while 20% of them are on the side of Ecuador. Meanwhile, 26% say the match between Netherlands and Ecuador will end in a draw.
Players To Watch at Netherlands vs Ecuador
Meanwhile, Ecuador will look to break quickly down the sides in transition, potentially exploiting the space behind the Netherlands' wing-backs.
Date, Time, Stadium, Referee
Date: November 25, 2022
Time: 16:00 GMT
Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
Location: Doha, Qatar
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal
Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Odds
The Netherlands are -129 favorites (risk $129 to win $100) in the latest Netherlands vs Ecuador odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Ecuador teams are +380 underdogs. Likewise, a draw is priced at +245, and the over/under for total goals is set at 2.5.