It’s a Friday rematch of the 2014 World Cup semifinals, with the Netherlands out to get revenge as they take on Argentina in the quarterfinals of Qatar 2022. Visit our sportsbook to find the best World Cup markets and bonuses.
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Money Line 1st Half Draw (-120)
This is positively a clash between the amazing experience of Dutch coach Louis van Gaal and Lionel Messi’s brilliance. Expect this game to stay undecided through normal time of play. The Netherlands have not lost in 19 games since van Gaal returned as manager. Sometimes, the trend is indeed your friend, and the difference between the two teams isn’t big.
This match promises to be tight, with two teams looking to outwit one another while taking their time to do just that. There’s no reason to expect the Dutch to change the starting eleven that eliminated the United States.
Lionel Scaloni could well be without Angel Di Maria once again, as the Juventus player has been hampered with an injury. Perhaps Lautaro Martinez is given another chance, even though he has not been at his best during this World Cup.
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Over 2½ and Both Teams To Score – Yes (+175)
We are expecting goals at both ends of the pitch. Both teams have scored in two of the Netherlands’ four Cup games so far in Qatar, and the same can be said of Argentina. Both the Netherlands and Argentina scored at least twice in their Round of 16 matches but surrendered goals to lesser foes. That’s why we’re including this combo in our soccer picks and parlays.
We are fully expecting at least three goals between two teams but at their best when playing attacking football. Neither defense offers any confidence. The Netherlands have progressed in their last three World Cup quarterfinal matches, including under van Gaal’s watch in 2014.
The South American side has been beaten by European opposition in their last nine exits in the World Cup knockout rounds. Dutch lost only one of their last nine regular-time clashes with Argentina (1978 final in Buenos Aires).
Half-Time Draw/Full-Time Draw (+350)
A rare forgettable Cup clash between these two nations occurred when they were drawn together in Group C in 2006. A 0-0 draw ultimately helped both make it to the knockout round.
Argentina broke Dutch hearts in ‘14, winning a semifinal penalty shootout after a scoreless draw in Sao Paulo. It’s do-or-die now. Expect a high-scoring affair that should go to extra time Friday.
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