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Netherlands vs Ecuador World Cup Predictions

Posted: Nov 23, 2022Last updated: Nov 25, 2022

This should be a routine victory for the Dutch in their second match of the competition, who will be looking to lock up their spot in the Round of 16 following their opening match victory over the Netherlands.

However, Ecuador opened up their World Cup campaign with a victory over the host nation Qatar and will be looking to walk away with an upset result. They are no strangers to facing tough European opponents as they played to a draw against France in 2014.

Will the Dutch advance to the Round of 16? Can Ecuador fend off elimination?

Let’s dive in on the best bets for Netherlands vs Ecuador.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Netherlands (-175) | Draw (+260) | Ecuador (+380)
  • Draw No Bet: Netherlands (-370) | Ecuador (+270)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-120) | Under 2.5 (-110)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-120) | No (-110)

Netherlands vs Ecuador odds are current as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 1, at Caesars Sportsbook.

The Netherlands should win this match and the oddsmakers believe that as well listing them as -170 favorites to win. A high-scoring match is also expected as the Over 2.5 total goals is juiced to -120.


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Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction

Netherlands 3-1 Ecuador

This will be a routine win for the Netherlands. It could also potentially lock up the top of the group for the team before their last group match against Qatar, where they can rest their stars.

Goal differential could factor into who wins this group, and this will be a match the Netherlands can take advantage of to distance themselves.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Tips

This will be a fast-paced match with the Netherlands’ prolific offense on display. Ecuador likes to push up the field with their wingbacks, which will leave them vulnerable on the counter attack.

Memphis Depay will be leading the Dutch attack, and his pace alongside either Cody Gakpo or Denzel Dumfries will be tough to contain for the Ecuadorian defense.

The second game of the World Cup is usually when teams find their groove and brush off the rust from the opening game of the tournament. 

The biggest question mark for the Netherlands will be the play of Virgil van Dijk in the middle of the Dutch defense. His form has been shaky for Liverpool so far this Premier League season, and is one of the reasons Liverpool is not in the top five of the domestic table right now.

This will be a high-scoring game and both teams have the potential to get on the scoresheet. Ecuador’s captain Enner Valencia will be looked upon to lead their attack if they are to have a chance in the game. 

Both nations did not feature in the 2018 World Cup, and the Dutch specifically will be featuring a completely new squad this fall from their last appearance in 2014.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Best Bets

Over 2.5 Goals (-120) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

There will be a lot of goals in this game based on the style of play by both teams. The Dutch can give any nation a run for their money for pace in their attack. With Ecuador playing in a 4-3-3 with wingbacks, they will be exposed.

Netherlands to Win and Over 2.5 Goals (+145) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Dutch could easily score three goals themselves in this contest and they should convincingly win as well. Back the Netherlands to cash this bet for us in this match.

Author

Ani Sridhar

Ani Sridhar is an NBA and soccer betting analyst at The Gameday as well as a producer at SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Residing in NY, but originally from Washington D.C and a University of Maryland alum, Ani is a long-time (and occasionally suffering) fan of all the Washington sports teams. He loves TV and movies, so just holler if you ever need someone to join your bar trivia team.

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