With the first round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup, serious things are starting in Qatar! To start the knockout round, the Netherlands meet the United States. The Oranje managed to secure first place in Group A with 7 points. The Americans also remained undefeated and moved into the last 16 teams of the competition with five points and a second place in Group B. The first round of 16 therefore promises to be exciting.
The Netherlands are among the favorites for the 2022 World Cup, but they could only partially prove it in the first round. Louis van Gaal’s side played unspectacular football for much of the competition. But it did rather well for the Oranje with two wins and just one goal conceded in the group stage. However, an improvement in the game is now needed if they really want to fight for the title.
For the United States, the first qualification for the round of 16 since 2014 is already a good course. In the last group game, the US-Boys proved that they weren’t under pressure. The necessary victory against Iran was obtained with the score of 1-0. Moreover, against England, the United States showed on several occasions that they could be dangerous against a top-level nation. They now want to prove it against the Netherlands.
We’ve taken a closer look at the Netherlands vs USA game. In our forecast, we dared to make a prognosis. We also take a look at the best odds and bets. In addition, you will be able to view the most important information such as statistics, latest results and probable line-ups for this clash Netherlands – USA.
Sat. 03 December 2022, 16:00
Important information for Netherlands – USA
Head to Head (G/N/D)
most expensive player
Mr. De Ligt (€70m)
C. Pulisic (€38m)
Mr. Depay (42 goals)
C. Pulisic (22 goals)
Louis van Gaal
Odds & Prediction for Netherlands vs USA
The Dutch national team is among the favorites for the title of world champion. It is therefore not surprising that the Oranje are also the favorites of the bookmakers for this round of 16 against the USA. The odds for a Dutch win are around 1.90. In case of a draw, the odds are around 3.20. In contrast, an American victory is quoted at around 4.60.
These 2022 World Cup odds are valid for the regular 90 minutes. From the knockout stage onwards, extra time until the penalty shootout is also possible. The Netherlands against the United States is a match where this scenario is not at all improbable.
The game should be very close. Both teams have so far let very little through defensively and conceded only one goal each. Patience could therefore be the key word of this meeting. In this case, we bet the individual quality of the Dutch will eventually pay off. Thus, we believe that the Netherlands will reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory.
+++ Our prediction +++
🇳🇱 Netherlands win 1-0 against USA 🇺🇸
The X factor could once again be Cody Gakpo. The Eindhoven midfield star is already three goals down and is therefore a prime candidate for the 2022 World Cup top scorer title, provided the Netherlands stay in the tournament for a bit longer.
The probable compositions of the Netherlands and the United States
Noppert – Timbert, Aké, van Dijk – Dumfries, de Roon, de Jong, Blind – Klaasen – Gakpo, Depay
Absent : None
Turner–Dest, Carter-Vickers, Ream, Robinson–McKennie, Adams, Musah–Weah, Sargent, Pulisic
Absent : None
> Netherlands – USA 3-4 (friendly match, 2015)
> Netherlands – USA 2-1 (friendly match, 2010)
> Netherlands – USA 1-0 (friendly match, 2004)
Latest Netherlands results
- Netherlands 2-0 Qatar (Group A CDM, 29.11.22)
- Netherlands – Ecuador 1-1 (Group A CDM, 25.11.22)
- Senegal – Netherlands 0-2 (Group A CDM, 21.11.22)
Latest USA results
- Iran – USA 0-1 (Group B CDM, 29.11.22)
- England – USA 0-0 (Group B CDM, 25.11.22)
- USA – Wales 1-1 (Group B CDM, 21.11.22)
The squad of the Netherlands in the round of 16 of the World Cup
Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Adries Noppert (SC Heerenveen), Remko Pasveer (Ajax Amsterdam)
Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Jurriën Timber (Ajax Amsterdam), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich) , Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona), Steven Berghuis (Ajax Amsterdam), Davy Klaassen (Ajax Amsterdam), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta Bergamo), Cody Gakpo (PSV Eindhoven), Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax Amsterdam) , Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona), Steven Bergwijn (Ajax Amsterdam), Vincent Janssen (Royal Antwerp), Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven), Noa Lang (Club Brugge KV), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas)
The list of American players against the Netherlands
Goalkeepers : Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Matt Turner (Arsenal FC)
Defenders : Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic Glasgow), Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC), Tim Ream (FC Fulham), Antonee Robinson (FC Fulham), Joe Scally ( Borussia Monchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielders Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Kellyn Acosta (Los Angeles FC), Tyler Adams (Leeds United), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (FC Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders CF)
Attackers : Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Pulisic (FC Chelsea), Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Norwich City), Tim Weah (LOSC Lille), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor)