- Netherlands and Ecuador both picked up wins on matchday one.
- Holland has suffered just one defeat since March 2021.
- Ecuador has kept seven clean sheets in a row.
Netherlands and Ecuador meet in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage in Qatar. Friday’s fixture will take place at the picturesque Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.
Both teams are in excellent form going into this one, and this Group A game could go either way. Having said that, the Dutch are odds-on to get the points.
Netherlands vs. Ecuador Odds
The Netherlands has been on a steady rise under Louis van Gaal since the former Manchester United manager returned to the dugout in 2021, and the Dutch could be a force to be reckoned with in Qatar.
The latest Netherlands World Cup odds you can get for them to lift the trophy are +1200. The in-form Dutch are priced at -125 to win this one.
Gustavo Alfaro is doing an excellent job with this Ecuador team, as the Tricolors head into Friday’s match, having kept seven successive clean sheets.
However, this will be their toughest challenge for quite some time, and the latest Netherlands vs Ecuador odds show the Ecuadorian victory at +375 and the draw at +260.
Netherlands vs. Ecuador Information
2022 FIFA World Cup
Khalifa International Stadium
Friday, 25 Nov 2022, 11:00 AM EDT
How to watch: Fox Sports
The Netherlands somewhat slipped off the radar when they failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 2016 and Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup.
However, they are back and heading in the right direction again, and the Dutch could go far in Qatar.
Dutch to Move Onto Six Points?
Oranje kicked off their 2022 World Cup in the best possible way. They were made to work hard by plucky Senegal, with Holland’s opening goal at Al Thumama Stadium not coming until the 84th minute.
Cody Gakpo opened the scoring, and Davy Klaassen ensured the points with a 99th-minute second.
After Friday’s clash with Senegal in Al Rayyan, Van Gaal’s men finish Group A with a matchup against hosts Qatar at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor next week. Can they go through with nine points from a possible nine?
Netherlands’ form over the past 18 months or so has been incredibly impressive.
Since a shock defeat to the Czech Republic in the Round of 16 of UEFA Euro 2020 in June 2021, Holland is unbeaten in all competitions.
They have won 12 and drawn four of their following 16 matches. The Flying Dutchmen will be gunning for a fifth straight win this Friday. Keep reading for the best Netherlands vs Ecuador odds and predictions.
Netherlands Projected Lineup
- Andries Noppert
- Nathan Ake
- Virgin van Dijk
- Matthijs De Ligt
- Daley Blind
- Frenkie De Jong
- Steven Berghuis
- Denzel Dumfries
- Cody Gakpo
- Steven Bergwijn
- Vincent Janssen
Netherlands Injuries: No current injuries.
Ecuador is more than capable of beating any nation on their day, and the South American team could be a dark horse in Qatar.
Clean Sheet Record to End?
They got off to a winning start in Doha last Sunday, kicking off the competition with a solid 2-0 victory over the hosts.
Former West Ham United and Everton man Enner Valencia was the hero, scoring a first-half brace.
After going up against Group A favorites Holland this Friday, Ecuador ended the group with an intriguing fixture against Senegal at Al Bayt Stadium next week.
If they can pick up a positive result against the Dutch, Ecuador will put themselves in a great position to qualify for the last 16. The latest Ecuador games have been low-scoring affairs.
In fact, before their 2-0 win over Qatar last weekend, La Tri’s previous three matches ended in goalless draws.
They have kept seven clean sheets on the spin since Julian Alvarez netted for Argentina in a World Cup qualifier back in March.
Ecuador has been outstanding defensively this year, but keeping in-form Holland at bay on Friday will be a tough challenge.
Nevertheless, Alfaro’s side will no doubt make themselves hard to break down in Al Rayyan.
Ecuador Projected Lineup
- Hernan Ismael Galindez
- Pervis Estupinan
- Piero Hincapie
- Felix Torres
- Angelo Preciado
- Moises Caicedo
- Jhegson Mendez
- Gonzalo Plata
- Romario Ibarra
- Michael Estrada
- Enner Valencia
Ecuador Injuries: No current injuries.
Netherlands vs. Ecuador Pick and Prediction
The Netherlands has been in sensational form since last year’s Euros. We have already seen shocks at this World Cup, with Saudi Arabia beating one of the favorites, Argentina, and Japan getting the better of four-time World Cup winners, Germany. The Dutch will be desperate to avoid an upset here.
Ecuador is in great shape going into this Group A game, and Tricolor will fancy their chances of picking up a positive result.
Although we are backing the South Americans to give the European team a good game, our money has to go on a Netherlands win.
Looking at the latest Netherlands vs Ecuador odds, there is excellent value in +300 for Holland to win and both teams to score.
Expect a low-scoring game, so take a punt on the Dutch victory and under 2.5 goals, which is also available at +300.
Soccer Pick: Netherlands (+300)