Netherlands vs Ecuador Odds, Pick & Analysis - FIFA World Cup Betting

Netherlands vs Ecuador Odds, Pick & Analysis – FIFA World Cup Betting

Written by on November 24, 2022

Prior to the start of the World Cup, every fan has a prediction on who they think will lift the iconic trophy once all is said and done. You can bet that a lot of soccer fans will have had Germany and Argentina on their radar, but both of those nations are in real trouble after losing their opening game of the tournament. Yes, there is still a road back, but there is zero margin for error both teams, as well as all the others who lost their opener. By the time we get to Friday, every team will have played, and we will move into the second round of games in the group stage. For the purposes of this piece, we are heading over to Group A and a matchup between a pair of teams that got off to a winning start. It is the Netherlands who are in as the favorite for this one, with the goal total set at 2 ½.

2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Netherlands vs Ecuador Group A Matchup

Netherlands versus Ecuador Match Info

  • When: Friday. November 25th at 11 AM EST
  • Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar
  • TV: FOX

Why bet on the Netherlands

It has been a fantastic year for the Netherlands, as they have remained unbeaten all the way through the 2022 calendar year. The biggest result of all, though, was the 2-0 win over Senegal in Group A in what was a bit of a tricky opener. The Dutch were full value for that win, though, and never really looked in any serious danger against Senegal. Next up is Ecuador, a team that they have face twice in the past, winning one and tying one, although never in a major tournament. With that victory, the Netherlands has now won 4 in a row, outscoring the opposition 8-2 in the process. That streak includes 3 straight games where they have not conceded a goal. They are going to be tough to break down, but do they have the firepower to make a deep run?

Why bet on Ecuador

It is never easy to open the tournament against the host nation, but you have to say that Ecuador looked more than a little comfortable in their Group A opening game against Qatar. They came away with a 2-0 win, courtesy of a brace from Enner Valencia, who hobbled off late in the game. He should, though, be ready to play in this one. Scoring twice in the opener will serve as a nice boost for Ecuador, as they came into this tournament having gone 3 straight games ending at 0-0. There was some concern about their ability to score at the World Cup, and while they did get 2 in the opener, this is a much tougher task. I think we are looking at a very tight matchup with this one.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It could prove to be a case of famous last words, but I think we are looking at a defensive struggle where a single goal might well be enough to settle the score. I am all about the UNDER in this one, although I do think the Netherlands will eke out the win.

FIFA World Cup Betting Pick: Netherlands 1 Ecuador 0


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