Netherlands vs. Ecuador: Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 25, 2022, 17:00 CET

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November 24, 2022
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Netherlands vs. Ecuador: Prediction

On Friday at 17:00 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, the first competitive match between the national teams of the Netherlands and Ecuador awaits us. Both teams won in the first round of Group A, and the winner of this match could already secure passage to the knock-out phase of the competition after two rounds, so this match is crucial for both teams.

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Netherlands Team News

The Netherlands have a lot of experience in these types of competitions and will look to use that. Given the fact that they did not qualify for the previous World Cup in 2018, they will surely want to go as far as possible.

Since Louis van Gaal is the coach, they have not yet lost. They have achieved 12 wins and 4 draws. Netherlands have a strong team with a solid defense led by Virgil van Dijk and an extremely high quality attack led by Memphis Depay, Cody Gekpa and Steven Bergwijn.

The Netherlands has won 12 of the previous 15 matches at the World Cup, so it also celebrated in the first round on Monday against Senegal with a score of 0-2 at the very end of the match, with goals from Cody Gakpo in the 84th minute and Davy Klaassen in stoppage time.

The Netherlands is a better national team than Ecuador, so we expect that they will win three new points in this match and ensure passage to the next stage of the competition.

Ecuador Team News

Just like the Netherlands, Ecuador also failed to qualify for the previous World Cup. So, this one they will do their best to win a place in the knockout phase of the competition. They have a young and talented team, so maybe they could surprise the European giant in the next match.

They should not be underestimated because most of their players play in European leagues, starting with the best player and scorer of Enner Valencia who showed his attacking potential already at the very opening of the World Cup when he scored two goals to decide the game against the host of the tournament, Qatar (0 -2 ).

Ecuador has not conceded a goal in the last seven matches in all competitions, so it will not be easy for the Dutch attackers to find a way to victory on Friday.

H2H

These two teams have met twice so far, both times in friendly matches. In the first meeting in 2006, the Netherlands won with a score 1-0. In the second meeting in 2014 it was tied 1-1.

Expected lineups

Netherlands (3-4-1-2): Andries Noppert – Nathan Ake – Virgil van Dijk – Matthijs de Ligt – Daley Blind – Frenkie de Jong – Steven Berghuis – Denzel Dumfries – Cody Gakpo – Steven Bergwijn – Memphis Depay

Ecuador (4-4-2): Hernan Galindez – Pervis Estupinan – Piero Hincapie – Felix Torres – Angelo Preciado – Romario Ibarra – Moises Caicedo – Jhegson Mendez – Gonzalo Plata – Michael Estrada – Enner Valencia

Netherlands vs. Ecuador Prediction

The Netherlands have not lost a match against South American teams at the World Cup this century, while Ecuador have won just two of their seven World Cup matches against European sides.

The Netherlands have not been defeated since Louis van Gaal is the coach. On the other hand, the performance of Enner Valencia, the scorer of two goals against Qatar, is questionable due to a knee injury. That’s why we favor the home team in this match, so our combination for this match is Netherlands to win.

Kick-off time: Friday, 25.11.2022. 17:00 CET

Prediction: 1 (Netherlands)

Odds: 1.76

Sportsbook: 22bet

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