The Netherlands and Argentina play Friday in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. It’s the sixth meeting in their history. Here are the best options to bet on Netherlands vs Argentina with the money line, spread and over/under odds.
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Netherlands vs Argentina Betting Lines
Netherlands is on a superb run
The Dutch players have stated they’re using Louis van Gaal’s cancer recovery as inspiration during their World Cup bid. The Netherlands eased past the United States in the Round of 16, although an American goal with around 25 minutes to go heightened the nerves among the Dutch. The Netherlands managed a goal after that, but won’t score as many against Argentina.
The Europeans proved once again that they mean business here, being finalists in 1974, 1978, and 2010. The Oranje extended their unbeaten streak to 19 games, and now face Argentina in the quarterfinals. The Netherlands has a great mix of youth and experience, with the likes of Daley Blind and Virgil Van Dijk in the starting eleven of the squad.
Striker Cody Gakpo had a silent night against the Americans, that after impressing the groups. He might be another game-changer if Argentina decides to mark his partner, Memphis Depay, very closely. Van Gaal should have a full squad at the ready but need a brilliant performance if they want to advance. If you’re betting online, then avoid backing the Netherlands, focusing instead on other markets.
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Messi’s last dance
Arguably, the first 45 minutes against Saudi Arabia were Argentina’s best 45 minutes in this tournament. They were dominant until the Saudis shocked them in the second half. Since then, Argentina has won three games without distinction.
Appearing disjointed in each of those last three, seemingly missing the connection between an injured Giovanni Lo Celso and Messi. Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar carried the team so far, and will probably do so again. Argentina did score via Messi’s brilliance. That won’t suffice Friday against the Netherlands.
There is one more player who has grown into a “menace” in both the English Premier League as well as the Argentine national team. That’s Julian Alvarez. He’s a young striker who has scored in the last two World Cup games, looking to dethrone Angel Di Maria on the first team while succeeding at it quite easily. Argentina is taken to reach the semis. We won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays, because these figures are closer than the odds suggest.
Netherlands vs Argentina Match Information
- Game: Netherlands vs Argentina
- Day/Time: Friday, Dec. 9th, 2 p.m. ET
- Location: Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail)
- Netherlands vs Argentina Live stream: fubo.tv
Netherlands vs Argentina Picks & Prediction
- Worth the Moneyline?
Argentina enters as favorites, priced at +120 on the three-way Moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The Netherlands is at +260. Argentina has Leo Messi, but the quality difference between the two squads isn’t big. The Netherlands are rock-solid at the back, possessing the weapons to score against Argentina. They’re a bit overpriced. We won’t touch the Moneyline.
- Worth the ATS?
Argentina hasn’t impressed so far. They will definitely be struggling to find the back of the net. There’s no one player stopping a team as good as the Netherlands. The South American champs have yet to prove the gap between themselves and Europe’s best hasn’t closed. Argentina’s last nine eliminations out of the World Cup knockout rounds have been by European sides, and the Netherlands is tough. We will back them to cover the +½ spread (-140).
- Worth the Totals?
Both are offering a decent amount of potency in the final third. Realistically, a defensive approach simply isn’t the style of either the Dutch or the Argentines. Expect one of the more interesting clashes so far in Qatar. The goal line is set at two, with the overpriced at -130. At least three goals figure to be scored, so back the over.
Score Prediction: Netherlands 2, Argentina 2
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.