Lionel Messi to score
Multiple correct score -1:2, 1:3, or 1:4
Netherlands vs Argentina prediction & top picks for the World Cup
There are many Netherlands vs Argentina betting tips that we can give you but you should know one thing – Argentina have never defeated this opponent in regular time. But this was back when the Netherlands were among the few best teams in the World.
Things are quite different today as there are many outstanding teams that can defeat the Netherlands. And Argentina are certainly one of them. La Albiceleste are among the top favorites to win the World Cup this year. And how could they not be? With Lionel Messi in your team, everything seems possible. The 35-year-old magician is the best player in the World Cup so far by a landslide and we expect him to do well against this somewhat mediocre Netherlands team.
True, Argentina have had only two a tad more difficult games against strong opponents – Mexico and Poland. But who exactly did the Netherlands play? Qatar, Senegal, Ecuador, and Gregg Berhalter’s US youngsters. The change of class in the opponents for the Netherlands will be far greater and this might shell-shock the players in the game. Our Netherlands vs Argentina prediction for this game is for a solid South American performance.
Players to watch in the Netherlands vs Argentina contest
Cody Gakpo: There are very few players in the World Cup who are outscoring Cody Gakpo. This 23-year-old has been a delight to watch with the orange jersey. Sure, he missed a handful of good opportunities against the US but he scored in each group-stage game for his country. He has three goals to his name and is tied with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe for 1st place in the goal-scoring department.
Lionel Messi: The Netherlands vs Argentina odds for a La Albiceleste victory are as good as they are because one man. And his name is Lionel Messi. He’s in pole position to win the Golden Ball this year for his contribution on the pitch and with three goals and two assists, how could he not be? He’ll be an ever-present danger for the Dutch defense and we can’t wait to see how well he’ll play on the 9th of December.
Netherlands vs Argentina lineups
In the chart below, you’ll be able to see the confirmed lineups on which Lionel Scaloni and Louis van Gaal are going to count. If you don’t see them right away, come back 45 minutes before the kickoff.
Our key Netherlands vs Argentina prediction and picks for this World Cup clash
There are some very interesting Netherlands vs Argentina betting tips that you can check below.
Netherlands vs Argentina odds: Lionel Messi to score @ +152
As Nicolas Otamendi perfectly said about his assist to Lionel Messi in the game against Australia:
“I passed to Messi. My job is done.”
Most of the time, this is all you need to do. Pass the ball to Lionel Messi and observe soccer magic being made. The 35-year-old Argentine magician seems to only get better with age. His stats certainly confirm this.
He’s in a pole position to win the Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards in the World Cup this year. And how could he not be? He has five goal contributions in four games in a team that certainly lacks the German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian, or English depth. We expect him to bring his A-game against Netherlands as well.
Netherlands vs Argentina prediction: Multiple correct score – 1:2, 1:3, or 1:4 @ +500
Yes, Argentina have had difficulties in the past against the European giants but the 1978 World Cup final is still a fresh wound for the Netherlands. Argentina’s number 10, Mario Kempes, was the big hero almost 45 years ago and now we have a new number 10 who’s ready to make the Europeans cry.
Lionel Messi has been a delight for Argentina but Lionel Scaloni has other amazing players at his disposal. With Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, and Angel Di Maria in the starting XI, we can expect plenty of goals from this Argentina team.
Our Netherlands vs Argentina prediction for multiple correct score is based on Argentina’s last few World Cup games. The round-of-16 clash against Australia ended with a 2:1 victory for La Albiceleste while the group-stage games against Mexico and Poland came very close to a 2:1 as well.
Other World Cup knockout games and predictions
Don’t miss out on our remaining World Cup predictions as there’s some professional insight hidden in there. We won’t get to see some of the most prolific World Cup teams in the quarter-finals but we will see the ones who deserved a place the most –Argentina and the Netherlands being the best examples. We expect an unforgettable World Cup quarter-finals and we can’t wait for the remaining games to start.