Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 25/11/2022

Netherlands vs Ecuador World Cup 2022 Prediction

The Netherlands secured a 2-0 win against Senegal on matchday 1 but the performance didn't match the result and van Gaal's men need to step up their game if they want to be considered real contenders for the World Cup. Ecuador had a lot of pressure on their shoulders facing the hosts on the opening day of the tournament but Valencia and co got the job done and will believe they can get something out of today's game.

Netherlands to Win

The Netherlands got their 2022 World Cup campaign off to a winning start but they weren't very impressive against Senegal and were arguably lucky to secure the 3pts. Van Gaal's men will have to be better if they want to get to the latter stages of this tournament but escaping the group looks like a formality. Strength in depth is the key and that is something Ecuador just don't have. The South Americans made light work of Qatar but any team would have in all fairness. We expect the Dutch to perform better in their second game and Ecuador will have to be at their very best to avoid defeat.

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Over 2.5 Goals

While the previous two meetings between these two nations have been low-scoring, we're expecting the goals to flow when they lock horns at the World Cup. The Netherlands will be going all out for the win while Ecuador might be happy taking a point. Ecuador looked good going forward against Qatar and in Valencia they have a striker that is in good form, while Gakpo scored the all-important first goal against Senegal for the Dutch and is bound to be have gained confidence from that strike. Both teams scored twice in their first match and we expect this game to be very open at both ends of the pitch.

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Everything you need to know about Netherlands vs Ecuador

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Netherlands
25/11/22 - 16:00

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head to head history Netherlands vs Ecuador

Netherlands vs Ecuador

flash Head to Head

17/05/14
International
Netherlands
1 - 1
Ecuador
last matches of Netherlands

Netherlands

Last 5

25/11/22
World
Netherlands
1 - 1
Ecuador
21/11/22
World
Senegal
0 - 2
Netherlands
25/09/22
NAL
Netherlands
1 - 0
Belgium
22/09/22
NAL
Poland
0 - 2
Netherlands
last matches of Ecuador

Ecuador

Last 5

25/11/22
World
Netherlands
1 - 1
Ecuador
20/11/22
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Qatar
0 - 2
Ecuador
12/11/22
International
Ecuador
0 - 0
Iraq
27/09/22
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Ecuador
0 - 0
Japan
23/09/22
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Ecuador
0 - 0
Saudi Arabia

The Netherlands was already the favourite to win the group before their first game against Senegal and after winning that match, their claim is even stronger. However, Ecuador also has three points after beating Qatar, so this match should be very interesting. Now, let's take a closer look at the average odds for this game:

Netherlands odds: 5/6 (1.83)

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.70)

Ecuador odds: 17/4 (5.25)

it's pretty clear from the odds that the first-round matches have made an impact on them since Netherlands is not as huge favourite as we expected to see. The average odds mean that their win probability is 55.6%, which still makes them the favourites, but not to the extent it could've been. Meanwhile, the win probability for Ecuador is 19%, while a draw has a probability of 26.9%.

In terms of goals, it's clear that the bookies aren't' really sure what to expect, although they are leaning towards a low-scoring match since the odds on under 2.5 total goals are 4/5 (1.80), which implies a probability of 55.6%. The average odds on over 2.5 total goals are 11/10 (2.10), which is a probability of 47.6%.

However, if you want to check out some higher odds, you should look at the correct score as the source. According to average odds, the most likely correct scores for this game are 1-0 and 2-0 to Netherlands, as well as a 1-1 draw.

Do Ecuador have enough quality to cause the Dutch problems?

Netherlands

It often baffles football fans when they take a look at the Netherlands' history at the World Cup and realise that they have never won this competition despite being at the forefront of modern football since the 1970s. Three times the Dutch have reached the final and on each of those occasions, they have been left with the bitter taste of defeat. The Netherlands last reached the World Cup final in 2010, South Africa, where they won each of their opening 6-matches only to lose the all-important 7th to Spain 1-0. Although they started with a win against Senegal, the Netherlands didn;t look impressive and could struggle when they face a top-class side.

Ecuador

Other than a few Brighton players and Fenerbache striker Enner Valencia, this Ecuador team doesn't have many household names in it but they work hard and often prove to be a tough nut to crack. Since 2002, Ecuador have qualified for three World Cups, 2002, 2006 and 2014, and only once have they managed to get out of their group. In their last World Cup appearance, Ecuador were a little unlucky not to qualify from their group after picking up a win and a draw from their three games. However, Ecuador secured the win they needed against Qatar and if they could take a point from the game against the Netherlands, they could secure qualification for the knockout stage with a game to spare.

Team News & Predicted Lineups

Netherlands: Memphis Depay didn't start the last game but did feature as a substitute and the Netherlands did improve when he entered the game so it will be interesting to see if the Barcelona forward starts today. Vincent Janssen started the game but failed to impress while Gakpo scored and will keep his place. De Roon is also in contention to start the game after featuring as a substitute against Senegal. Here is our predicted lineup for the Netherlands today:

Noppert (GK), De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake, Dumfries, F. de Jong, Berghuis, Blind, Gakpo, Depay & Bergwijn

Ecuador: Jeremy Sarmiento could be in line to start for Ecuador today after impressing from the bench against Qatar and he would likely replace Michael Estrada.Here is our predicted lineup for Ecuador today:

Galindez (GK), Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Caicedo, Mendez, Ibarra, Sarmiento & Valencia

Netherlands vs Ecuador: Q&A

Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 25/11/2022

  • Where can I watch the game? – ITV, STV, ITVX or STV Player.
  • Where is this game being played? – Khalifa International Stadium (ad-Dōha (Doha)).
  • What time is the kick-off? – 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET.