The final round of group games has arrived with the Netherlands taking on Qatar on Tuesday in Group A. Here’s how to bet the Netherlands vs. Qatar match on the moneyline, spread, and Over/Under total odds.
Netherlands vs Qatar Betting Lines
The Netherlands kicked off their tournament with a 2-0 success over Senegal on November 21, which placed them in a brilliant position to book their spot in the knockout stage heading into their second game with Ecuador.
Cody Gakpo’s second goal of the World Cup saw the Netherlands take the lead against Ecuador on Friday, but Enner Valencia came up with a leveler early in the second period, with the sides sharing the spoils.
This Dutch side cannot dominate possession. Yes, they can score goals and win matches, but time and time again we see that the teams that win the World Cup also have the ability to defend well too, and the Netherlands should improve their defensive line.
They failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but they have finished second and third in their last two tournaments, so it would certainly not be a shock to see them advance deep into the competition. They should have an easy match against Qatar and we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Van Gaal has been easing Memphis Depay back into the fold following injury and could make his first tournament start here. Steven Berghuis may also be called into the starting lineup in place of Teun Koopmeiners, while Davy Klaassen is likely to return to the bench.
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Qatar: Worst Team in the Tournament
Qatar have been eliminated in the group stage, with the host nation losing their opening two matches to Ecuador and Senegal. Felix Sanchez’s side started their Group A campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Ecuador on November 20 before suffering a 3-1 loss to Senegal in their second match of the competition.
They have one last chance to restore some pride but face a tricky task. Qatar, who have been competing in the finals of a World Cup for the first time, will actually be back in competitive action in January, preparing to take part in the Gulf Cup of Nations.
Qatar have actually never faced the Netherlands in an international match, so they will create more history on Tuesday, and it would be some achievement if they managed to pick up a victory at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
The Maroon’s destiny has already been sealed and while they may play without a bit of pressure put on them in the opening games, the difference in quality between themselves and the Dutch will still be huge so if you’re betting online you should fade them.
Netherlands vs Qatar Match Information:
- Match: Netherlands vs Qatar
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor)
- Netherlands vs Qatar Live stream: fubo.tv
Netherlands vs Qatar Picks & Prediction
- Worth betting on the Moneyline?
Netherlands enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -575 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while Qatar are priced at +2000. The host nation will be determined to give their fans something to cheer in their final match, but we are finding it difficult to back anything other than a Netherlands win here, but there’s no value backing them on the moneyline. Van Gaal’s side have impressed in the tournament thus far, and we are fully expecting them to end with seven points in Group A.
- Worth betting Against the Spread?
Embarrassingly, Qatar became the first host nation to lose two matches in a single group round of an edition of the World Cup. They have no quality and that will once again translate in the pitch on Tuesday. They lost both games by two goals and we expect that trend to continue so we will back the Netherlands -2 at -125
- Worth betting the Totals?
The goal line is set at three with the over being priced at -125. You would think it’s a bit too high but the Netherlands should cover this on their own because they have enough quality. Qatar’s defensive struggles will be exposed again.
SCORE PREDICTION: Netherlands 3, Qatar 0