So now the serious business starts and there will be no shortage of Netherlands vs Argentina betting tips available, as this a really tasty quarter-final, packed with fascinating little side issues. The WC 2022 betting odds marginally favour the Argentines (2,2), but it promises to be a close run thing. The Netherlands are valued at 3,60 and the odds for a draw are at 3,30.
Here we give comprehensive preview; examine the odds; and offer up some Netherlands vs Argentina predictions.
This is a fantastic fixture, one which has great history and one which promises to be a terrific occasion. The setting couldn't be better as it will take place on Friday December 9, with a 10pm local time kick-off, in the magnificent 80,000 seater Lusail Stadium, with its remarkable interplay of light and shadow, and the winner knowing that they could return there twice more, for a semi-final and final, with the opportunity to lift the coveted trophy. Argentina have already experienced the atmosphere having played two of their group games at the venue, with mixed fortunes; surprisingly losing to Saudi Arabia, before gaining a much needed and confidence-boosting success, against the Mexicans.
These two have met nine times previously, with the Dutch just edging it four to three in terms of victories; but the most important win was for the Argentines back in 1978, when they secured a 3-1 win in the World Cup final in Buenos Aires, inspired by their “legend”, Mario Kempes. Although the teams have met three times since the turn of the century, Argentina are still yet to score a goal, so that is one statistic they will be desperate to put right, whilst keeping things tight at the other end.
The Dutch are several shrewd tipsters' dark-horses for the tournament, although if they are to succeed, they certainly are going to have to do it the hard way, with this first major test being followed by a potential last-four clash with the mighty Brazilians. Coach Louis van Gaal is not to everybody's taste back home in the Netherlands, but his methods seem to work, and he has at his disposal some genuine world-class performers in Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and the rising talent and one of the stars of the competition so far, Cody Gakpo. They are unbeaten in 19 games since Van Gaal's return in August 2021, so his optimism for his team's chances have merit.
We still have three matches to go. I’ve been talking about this for a year. We can become world champions – not that we will – but we can. I am talking about team-bonding, how we can build the strongest possible team and I derive pleasure from the group of players and, of course, performances and results. - Louis van Gaal, The Guardian
Argentina are of course all about Lionel Messi, and his wonderful individual performance against Australia in the round of sixteen proved to any doubters that he is still probably the best player on the planet. In his 1,000th appearance in professional football, and his 100th game as his country's captain, he scored a trademark goal, which remarkably was his first in a World Cup knock-out game, at his fifth tournament. If he performs to his best, then the chances are Argentina will win, it is as simple as that; and if he retains his form he will have a fantastic chance of lifting the trophy in a couple of weeks time, despite their South American neighbours Brazil looming large on the horizon.
2. Netherlands vs Argentina Betting Odds
This is the point of the competition when some serious punters join in the action and leading brands such as Bet365, Pinnacle, and 1XBET are right across it. They are offering some great opportunities in all the markets, with some tasty Netherlands vs Argentina winner odds on offer. Argentina are the favourites, but not by too much. They are currently showing at 2.15, with the Dutch at 3.6 and it is 3.25 for it to be a draw at full-time, before extra time and possibly penalties.
First goalscorer is always a popular bet and naturally many will be drawn towards Lionel Messi, who is quite a reasonable 5.5 to open the scoring. Cody Gakpo, who has three goals already (as has Messi for that matter), is a tempting 12.00 to grab the first goal, which deserves some genuine consideration. You can get more betting tips for the best goalscorers at the World Cup in our article.
In the half-time/full-time betting, it shows 8.00 for the Draw/Netherlands and 5.00 for Draw/Argentina. If you fancy there to be a complete turn around in the match there are some excellent Netherlands vs Argentina odds. For the men from Holland to be winning at the break, but the Argentines end up victorious it is 36.00; whilst the other way around it is possible to get 46.00.
Correct score is another very common choice and a 2-1 success for the Dutch at 15.00 looks steady enough, but the 3-1 scoreline in Argentina's favour at 23.00 makes more appeal. For those who cannot separate these two, then 19.5 for a 2-2 draw has to grab the attention.
When considering Netherlands vs Argentina predictions, it is impossible to do so without the Lionel Messi factor. If he is allowed to dictate the game then it is very hard to see anything but an Argentine win. He can produce his magic at any moment anyway, but if he dominates possession, then the likelihood is that he will seriously hurt the Dutch.
If, on the other hand, the Netherlands can stifle his involvement, then they could take a firm grip on proceedings, and if any coach can devise a plan to do so then it has to be Louis van Gaal. The Dutch themselves have a side full of potential match-winners, so this really is an intriguing contest.
The shackles have to be removed now on both sides as it is winner takes all, so this should be a great game and one which makes any Netherlands vs Argentina betting prediction really tricky, but it is the Argentinians who are taken to narrowly succeed.
3.1 Netherlands vs Argentina Free Bet
If you have decided on your Netherlands vs Argentina betting picks, then being able to place those WC 2022 online betting wagers with the assistance of some free bets, has to be an option worth exploring. This tournament represents possibly the biggest betting month in a bookmakers calendar, so special, tempting offers, are made available, to attract new customers.
Leading brand Bet365 provide a fantastic €50 (or equivalent in local currency) in free funding for players to try and capitalise on their Netherlands vs Argentina betting tips. You can check out more information about the Bet365 World Cup betting offers in our article. 1XBET on the other hand will match 100% an opening deposit up to €130 (or equivalent in local currency), encouraging potential customers to cash in on their Wales vs Iran predictions.
3.2 How to Bet on Netherlands vs Argentina
Having made your Netherlands vs Argentina betting prediction, you will be looking to place your Championship online bets at a reputable establishment. New players should head to one of the leading bookmakers such as: Pinnacle, 1XBET, or Bet365 and register themselves, which is a very straightforward task to complete.
Once everything has been verified, simply navigate to the markets that correspond with your Netherlands vs Argentina betting tips, and just follow the prompts all the way through to the placing of the actual bet.
4. Netherlands vs Argentina World Cup FAQ
4.1 🏟️ When and where is the match?
The game will kick off at 10pm local time, at the Lusail Stadium, on Friday 9 December.
4.2 ❓ What are the odds for this match?
Argentina are slight favourites at 2.15 to win this game, with the Dutch showing at 3.6 and it is 3.25 for the draw.
4.3 ⚽ Which of the two teams is ranked the highest?
Argentina are at number two in the latest world rankings, and the Netherlands are up to sixth.
4.4 ✔️ Where is the best place to find free bets for this match?
Punters would be advised to head to a trusted brand such as Bet365, or IXBET to carry out their World Cup betting on this game, with some excellent bonus offers.