Netherlands vs Argentina prediction, preview | World Cup 2022

The Argentina national team will play against the Dutch team in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar. The match will take place on December 9, starting at 19:00 GMT.

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World Cup 2022

Netherlands vs Argentina

Preview

The Netherlands national team ended up in the same group with Ecuador, Qatar and Senegal, in which it was considered the main favorite to win.

In the first round, the team played with an equal rival Senegal, but got the victory (2-0). A 1-1 draw against Ecuador almost guaranteed the national team a place in the playoffs, and in the last round the Dutch beat Qatar (2-0).

In the 1/8 finals, the Netherlands team met with the US team. Despite all the problems created by the high pressing of the opponent, the Dutch were able to take the lead in the first half and consolidate the advantage.

In the second half of the meeting, the teams exchanged goals, but the Netherlands generally controlled the match and won quite confidently (3-1).

The Argentina national team was considered the undisputed favorite of their group, in the first round the team failed. In a duel with Saudi Arabia, the team lost (1-2).

The victory (2-0) over Mexico was achieved thanks to the efforts of Lionel Messi. There were no problems with Poland (2-0) in the final match of the group stage.

In the 1/8 finals, Argentina received Australia as rivals, in the confrontation with which it was also considered a clear favorite.

Argentina took the lead in the first half and secured the lead in the second half. Australia scored one goal at the end of the match, managed to create another moment, but there was no time to recoup.

Players to watch

 Julián Álvarez has scored in each of his last six matches of at least 40 minutes for club or country.

Julián Álvarez

Defender Nathan Aké from the Netherlands was undefeated in international matches, entering the field for more than two years for the national team.

Head to Head

The Netherlands have a slight lead over Argentina and have won four of the nine matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Argentina’s three wins.

The last two meetings between Argentina and the Netherlands have produced (0-0) stalemates in the regulation 90 minutes.

Prediction

Netherlands win 3.80 Draw 3.15 Argentina win 2.25

The Argentina national team faced problems in the group, but the difficulties led to the success of the team, the Argentines gradually improved and show very high quality football.

The Dutch national team, in turn, skillfully took advantage of the opponents’ mistakes, but did not show an outstanding game.

Argentina looks more holistic, the team has already shown character, Lionel Messi is in great shape, it makes sense to give preference to Argentina.

Prediction for this match: Argentina advance to the next round.

Both teams to score in the second half.

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