After finishing second behind England in Group B, the USMNT will now face Group A winners and European powerhouse the Netherlands in the Round of 16. Here are the best options to bet on Netherlands vs USA with the moneyline, spread, and over/under odds.
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Netherlands: Unbeaten in 18 games
The Netherlands topped Group A with relative ease, and now the USA stands in their way of yet another quarter-final appearance. With seven points to their name and just one allowed in three games, the Netherlands showed once again that they are here to have a deep run.
They looked shaky at times, especially against Ecuador, who pressed them into oblivion, as the Dutch were lucky to escape with a point. Still, Louis van Gaal’s side is on a spectacular 18-match unbeaten run across all competition.
Memphis Depay missed the group stage opener, came off the bench for their next game, then started and played 60 minutes against Qatar. It’s uncertain how match-fit he is now, having missed two months of club action leading into the World Cup, but he seems to be heading toward another start on Saturday.
Many had the Netherlands down as a dark horse coming into the World Cup, but despite winning their group and netting five goals in the process, there’s a lack of enthusiasm about their chances, with many observers dubbing Louis van Gaal’s side as boring. It will be very tough for them against a very organized US defense, but they are the better side, and we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
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USA: Impressive Run
The USA was also unbeaten in the group stages but finished second behind England. The USMNT will try to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for just the third time in history. Goals were hard to come by for the Americans in the tournament’s first round, but their defense was excellent, surrendering just one goal and none from open play. However, they only managed two goals for themselves, so they’ll need to be more effective in front of the net against the Netherlands.
The biggest injury to follow in this match is the one suffered by their star player Christian Pulisic while scoring his winner against Iran. He was subbed off in that match and taken to a local hospital, which the team called a precaution. All indication is that Chelsea’s attacking midfielder will play, as he was seen at the team hotel celebrating with the squad that night.
The USMT can pull out a draw here if they continue to perform as they did in the group stage, but it will be very hard for them to pull off the upset, so if you’re betting online, you should focus on other markets. The USA’s last two World Cup appearances saw them lose in the Round of 16. The last time the USMNT advanced past the Round of 16 was in 2002, when Landon Donovan led them.
Netherlands vs USA Match Information:
- Game: Netherlands vs USA
- Day/Time: Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Khalifa International Stadium (Doha)
- Netherlands vs USA Live stream: fubo.tv
Netherlands vs USA Picks & Prediction
- Worth the Moneyline?
The Netherlands enter this clash as favorites priced at -105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the USA is priced at +330. The Oranje were anything but brilliant in the group stages, and, no doubt, there is still enough room for improvement in Louis Van Gaal’s team. It’s certainly difficult to approach this match or any match from the knockout stages from a betting perspective, but we expect a cagey match between two very good defensive sides. The Netherlands should have enough to win 1-0 and qualify in the quarterfinals. They showed better in the final third, and their experience at this level is superior.
- Worth the ATS?
This is a classic David vs. Goliath matchup, but with the boundless energy that the USA has shown in all three group-stage matches, the Netherlands will still have to earn their way into the quarter-finals. The Dutch are one of the great footballing nations and have produced some of the best players of all time, including Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, and Arjen Robben. Liverpool superstar Virgil Van Dijk headlines the Netherlands defense, and we expect them to keep a clean sheet here, so we are going with the Netherlands -½.
- Worth the Totals?
We are talking about two of the best defensive sides in the tournament and that’s why the goal line is set at two, with the under being priced at +110. The two teams allowed just one goal each in three group fixtures and won’t risk attacking from the first minute of the game because this is a do-or-die clash.
Score Prediction: Netherlands 1, USA 0
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.