Netherlands vs United States betting tips, preview, and top betting lines
Our key Netherlands vs United States prediction for the round of 16 may be a bit biased but we just like the European team too much. There’s just so much going on in the Dutch camp. Without a doubt, The Flying Dutchmen are the team with the best defense this year.
When you have Virgil Van Dijk, Matthijs De Ligt, Jurrien Timber, and Nathan Ake in one team, it’s hard not to sympathize with the defense. These players conceded only one goal in three World Cup games and that’s quite the accomplishment.
Netherlands won Group A with quite the fashion after pulling a world-class performance against the hosts, Qatar. Meanwhile, the United States were a tad lucky to qualify for the round of 16 as Iran won our hearts with the energy and desire to prove themselves at the World Cup.
Coach Gregg Berhalter opted to make a change in the Iran game a couple of days ago as Christian Pulisic got injured. This will undoubtedly put a dent in the US plans to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Players to watch in the Netherlands vs United States clash
Cody Gakpo: The 23-year-old PSV star is the only player to score a goal in each World Cup game so far. He’s ever-present for coach Louis van Gaal and there’s no chance he’ll be left on the bench for this one.
Louis van Gaal is going to need his star player at his lethal best if the Netherlands are to get a good result against the US. He’s a prime candidate for the Golden Shoe award and we’re convinced that he’ll slot it past the US goalkeeper as well.
Tyler Adams: Christian Pulisic is the star on the USMNT roster but it’ll be a surprise to see him in the starting XI this time. He was substituted on the stroke of half-time but coach Gregg Berhalter is lucky to have Tyler Adams. The heart and soul of the United States team has been a rock at the heart of the midfield, dictating the flow of the game against Iran and Wales.
Our best Netherlands vs United States predictions and picks for this World Cup game
Here are our Netherlands vs United States odds and betting tips for this week.
Netherlands vs United States prediction: Netherlands to win @ -105
As we mentioned above, the Netherlands were undefeated in Group A. But so were coach Gregg Berhalter’s players in Group B. Louis van Gaal will have to create an elaborate plan for the victory in this game as this US team is certainly no joke.
We wouldn’t go as far as to say that the US were dominating England last week but the truth is that Christian Pulisic and his teammates deserved a place in the round of 16. Sadly, this is as far as they’ll get. The Flying Dutchmen are among the top five best teams at this World Cup and are expected to reach the semi-finals this year.
Louis van Gaal succeeded in achieving the very rare amalgamation of talent and experience to create the perfect World Cup team.
Netherlands vs United States odds: Over 2.5 goals @ +132
The Flying Dutchmen scored five goals in three games but we expect them to net a bunch more now that Memphis Depay is back in the starting XI. The Steven Bergwijn experiment up front wasn’t successful but at least the star player got a much-needed rest.
Memphis Depay didn’t play in too many games for Barcelona this season but he was the main player under Ronald Koeman’s rule. He’s undoubtedly the most prolific Dutch player in the last few years and he was sensational for the Dutch at the Euros.
Our Netherlands vs United States prediction for this game is for a European victory that shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows.
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Argentina are facing Australia on the 3rd of December in the opposite World Cup game. Meanwhile, some of the remaining games we’ll see in the round of 16 are France vs Poland and England vs Senegal. One of these four teams will be the Netherlands or the United States’ opponents in the next round of World Cup games. Don’t miss out on our remaining World Cup predictions as you can find some very good betting tips and odds there.