Netherlands vs USA prediction, betting tips & odds
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Netherlands vs USA prediction, betting tips & odds


Kick-off: 1500, 03/12/2022

Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium


Netherlands have never won the World Cup but will be starting to dream of ending their long wait if they get past the United States to reach the quarter-finals.

The Dutch have not been the most exciting team to watch but progressed as group winners, while the Americans made it out of Group B despite only scoring two goals.

A low-scoring game looks likely so a Dutch win or draw in 90 minutes and under 2.5 goals at 93/100 is our opening Netherlands vs United States prediction.

Netherlands Odds

A 2-0 win over hosts Qatar saw the Netherlands finish with seven points, having previously beaten runners-up Senegal by the same scoreline and drawn 1-1 with Ecuador.

Even though they had very few alarms in their opening three matches, head coach Louis van Gaal was grilled in his post-match press conference about why the games were not particularly enjoyable to watch.

“I’m not going to expand on it because I think you have a different opinion of football,” he said to one journalist.

“Why don’t you write you think it is terribly boring and you are going home tomorrow because you couldn’t care less?”

There can be no criticism towards Cody Gakpo, the PSV Eindhoven forward who enhanced his growing reputation by becoming his country’s first player to score in each of his first three World Cup matches.

The 23-year-old, who was heavily linked with Leeds and Southampton in the summer but is now being tracked by Europe’s top clubs, has scored with his right foot, left foot and his head.

Looking at the Netherlands vs USA odds, 4/1 for Gakpo to score first again is an easy pick.

United States Odds

It is the Americans who have been short on entertainment but they will not care after reaching the last 16 following their 1-0 win over Iran.

Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic grabbed the only goal of the game in the 38th minute when he bravely stole in to convert a headed cross by Sergino Dest from point-blank range.

He sustained a pelvic injury in the process but expects to recover in time, although it is in defence where the United States have been most impressive.

The only goal they have conceded was a Gareth Bale penalty against Wales and group winners England struggled to break them down.

We just think the Dutch have the players to produce the one moment of magic needed and a 1-0 victory for the men in orange at 5/1 completes our Netherlands vs USA betting tips.

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