Despite both teams having three points after their first World Cup matches, Netherlands vs Ecuador betting tips favour the Dutch, who are pre-game favourites for this fixture. The fact that they currently sit 8th in the rankings against Ecuador's 44th position, probably explains the bookmaker odds which are as low as 1.70 for the Netherlands to win. Here we look at some of the available markets and conduct a brief preview.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Match Information
|Netherlands vs Ecuador||Information|
|Date||25 November 2022|
|Kick-off Time||7 pm local time (4 pm GMT)|
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Referee||Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)|
While the Netherlands didn't put on their best display against Senegal in their first WC 2022 fixture, they still managed to win 2-0. On the other hand, Ecuador didn't give any chance to the hosts, defeating them 2-0. Although it will be extremely difficult to repeat that performance against the Dutch team, the South American team can get inspiration from Saudi Arabia and Japan who won against higher-ranked Argentina and Germany, respectively.
- 1. Netherlands vs Ecuador Preview
- 2. Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Odds
- 3. Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction
- 4. Netherlands vs Ecuador FAQ
1. Netherlands vs Ecuador Preview
This match will be the second fixture for these two in Group A and will be played at the 45,000-capacity Khalifa International Stadium, just 8 miles outside of Doha, on the 25th of November, kicking off at 7 pm local time. This ground was one of the few which were built before Qatar was awarded the competition and will be used later in the tournament for the third and fourth place play-off.
At first glance, this looks like another of those WC 2022 sure bets in favour of the Dutch. They are hitting some excellent form at just the right time leading into the tournament, and on paper at least, seem to have too much for the little-fancied South Americans. This will be the first competitive meeting between the sides and the records at past tournaments differ significantly. The Netherlands has been to three cup finals, whereas Ecuador has only previously been to three actual tournaments, with a 2006 last-16 appearance as their most successful.
They will probably hope to get out of this game relatively unscathed and concentrate on getting a result in their final game against Senegal, which could decide the runner-up spot. So the realistic Netherlands vs Ecuador best prediction would be for a straightforward victory for the Dutch, with the plucky South Americans saving something back for their vital final group game a few days later.
Group A - Current Standings
1.1 Netherlands vs Ecuador Team News & Probable Lineups
We don't think Louis van Gall will make any big changes in the lineup from the first match against Senegal. The Netherlands needs a win to secure their place in the round of 16, so any rotations should be in their final encounter with Qatar. However, we wouldn't rule out the possibility of Memphis Depay replacing Vincent Janssen in the starting eleven.
Netherlands: Noppert - Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake, Blind - De Jong, Berghuis - Gakpo, Depay, Bergwijn
Ecuador: Galindez - Preciado, F. Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan - Plata, Caicedo, Mendez, Ibarra - Sarmiento, Valencia
Although Enner Valencia suffered a minor injury in the opening match against Qatar, he should be fine to start against the Dutch. After all, he's a key player and the team needs him to fight for a positive result in this match. We expect Jeremy Sarmiento to jump into the starting lineup, while Robert Arboleda might get his chance as well.
1.2 Netherlands vs Ecuador Head-to-head Record
Netherlands and Ecuador have never met in the World Cup but they have played two friendly games in recent years. In 2006, the Dutch team won 1-0, while eight years later their fixture ended with a 1-1 draw. While the South Americans may not be the most WC-experienced team, in their previous three appearances, they faced European teams seven times with a record of 2-1-4. On the other hand, the Netherlands has played against CONMEBOL teams other than Brazil and Argentina four times with an almost flawless record of 3-1-0.
2. Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Odds
William Hill, Bet365, and Unibet seem to have already decided who is the likely victor in this contest, with the release of their latest Netherlands vs Ecuador winner odds, which as would be expected are very competitive, as they all regularly have some of the best offers available, for any given fixture.
The Netherlands are clear favourites for this game with the best winning odds of 1.80, whilst it is possible to get nearly 5.00 on an Ecuador victory, with the draw at around 3.50. In other markets, there are tempting Netherlands vs Ecuador odds for a correct score of 2-0 to the Dutch, which looks quite solid; and a 3-1 win seems interesting as well.
The South Americans were judged to be just narrowly behind Senegal in the betting for this group, but they already have a three-point advantage over them. Therefore, it is possible to get good odds on them qualifying through to the knock-out stages. They are on a similar level to Morocco for which you can already find many high Belgium vs Morocco winner odds for the match that may be of big importance for the final standings in Group F.
3. Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction
There may well be some excitable tipsters giving Netherlands vs Ecuador predictions which forecast a run-away victory for the Dutch, but that would be disrespectful to what is undoubtedly a gutsy Ecuador squad, judging by the way they fought their way through to the finals of this tournament and how well they played against Qatar.
Also, ruling any one team out of a two-horse race can be dangerous. That said, any realistic Netherlands vs Ecuador betting prediction just seems to be drawn constantly towards this talented Dutch outfit. They have been on an upward curve for the past 18 months or so, and may be timing their return to top form just right.
The Netherlands vs Ecuador best prediction is for the South Americans to put in a good showing, but ultimately Holland to have too much quality in the vital areas and as a consequence, secure a relatively comfortable victory. We anticipate a similar scenario in our Netherlands vs Qatar betting picks - make sure to analyse and take advantage of them ahead of this last Group A fixture.
3.1 Netherlands vs Ecuador Free Bet
Having decided on your Netherlands vs Ecuador betting picks, the next step is to turn them into actual bets and doing that with the aid of free credits, will surely make a great appeal. The WC 2022 is one of the best events in the bookmaker's calendar for attracting new customers and to assist that further, the top brands provide some fantastic offers.
Amongst them are William Hill, who allows new members €30 or €20 and Unibet who will give away €40 in free funds, allowing risk-free opening bets. Bet365 is even more generous, with their provision of €50 in credit, to get new users off to a good start.
3.2 How to Bet on Netherlands vs Ecuador
Naturally, what a punter will look to do, once they have reached a decision on a wager from their Netherlands vs Ecuador betting tips, is to make their Netherlands vs Ecuador betting prediction a “live” bet. Opening an account at one of the leading online bookmakers such as Bet365 is the best way to proceed and the process is fairly straightforward.
First of all, registration will be required, but that will take just a matter of minutes. Then find the WC 2022 betting markets to correspond with the Netherlands vs Ecuador prediction that is to be turned into a bet. There are prompts throughout to ensure it all goes smoothly and then it is down to the selections to make the bet a winning one.
4. Netherlands vs Ecuador FAQ
4.1 ⚽ When and where is the match?
The game will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium, on 25 November, with a kick-off at 7 pm local time.
4.2 ⚽ What are the odds for this match?
The Netherlands vs Ecuador odds have a clear favourite in the Dutch at odds of 1.70, whilst Ecuador are over 5.00, and it is at least 3.50 for the draw.
4.3 ⚽ What time will it be in Ecuador when this game kicks off?
Ecuador are 8 hours behind Qatar, so when this game starts it will be 11 am in their country.
4.4 ⚽ How far can the Netherlands go in this tournament?
Although many Netherlands vs Ecuador betting tips will favour the Dutch, they will probably need a little luck with the draw in the knock-out games to progress really deep; but they certainly are not without a chance of making the semi-finals.