FIFA World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA prediction and betting tips (December 3)
The Netherlands finished top of their group with seven points. Will they get a win over the USA and qualify for the quarter-finals?
Cody Gakpo has been Netherlands’ best player in the World Cup
Cody Gakpo has been Netherlands’ best player in the World Cup
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

The Netherlands will host the USA in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

The match will start at 3 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 3 December 2022. The match venue is Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Doha.

Latest odds on betting sites

The Netherlands to win odds are priced at 2.00 (-167; American â…— Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.30 (+230; 23/10), while the USA to win odds are priced at 4.60 (+360; 18/5)

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Netherlands — 50%, draw — 29%, USA — 21%.

Latest betting odds on Netherlands vs USA (3 December 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on the Netherlands — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on USA — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

The Netherlands were impressive in the group stages of the World Cup as they got two wins and one draw. The Dutch Eleven got a 2-0 win over Qatar in their last group stage game as they secured qualification to the knockout stages. Cody Gakpo opened the scoreline in the 26th minute with a low effort into the bottom-right corner.

Frenkie de Jong doubled their lead in the 49th minute with a nice strike into an empty net. The Netherlands created two big chances during the game with 1.61 expected goals. They had 13 shots with four being on target. The Netherlands had 718 accurate passes as they secured all three points.

The Netherlands scored the joint-most goals in their group (5) while conceding the fewest goals (1). They got a 2-0 win over Senegal in their opening game while playing a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in their second game. The Netherlands showed their abilities as they dominated possession in the majority of the games. They were outplayed in their opening game as Senegal created more chances but two late goals made sure they secured all three points. The USA has proven to be a tough team during this tournament and might cause a problem for Holland.

The Netherlands team news: All players are fit and available.

The USA got a 1-0 win over Iran in their last game as they qualified for the knockout stages. Christian Pulisic scored the only goal of the game in the 38th minute with a nice finish from close range. The USA created two big chances in the game with 1.18 expected goals as they reached the knockout stages.

The USA had 12 shots with five being on target. They completed 397 passes and had five corners. The USA has 51% ball possession and committed 10 fouls. They finished the group stages unbeaten with two goals scored and one goal conceded. The USA played a 1-1 draw against Wales in their opening game of the World Cup. They played a 0-0 draw against England in a well-dominated game. The USA got a 1-0 win over Iran in a crucial match.

The USA fought so hard in all games as they showed their ability. Their best game of the tournament was against England as they dominated and created better chances than the Three Lions. Yunus Musah has been a key player in the midfield for the USA as he dominated the game against England and Iran. Christian Pulisic has been the key player for the USA as he scored their winning goal against Iran. He picked up an injury in the game but is set to be fit against the Netherlands.

USA team news: Josh Sargent is a doubt with an ankle injury. Christian Pulisic's situation is being monitored after he picked up an injury against Iran

Netherlands vs USA H2H

The USA got a 4-3 win over the Netherlands in the last meeting between both sides.

Projected lineups and key players

Netherlands projected starting lineup:

  • Remko Pasveer
  • Jurrien Timber
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Nathan Ake
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Frenkie de Jong
  • Teun Koopmeiners
  • Daley Blind
  • Cody Gakpo
  • Steven Bergwijn
  • Memphis Depay

Cody Gakpo has been Netherlands’ best player in the World Cup. The Holland international scored a goal in their 2-0 win over Qatar. Gakpo is the joint-highest goalscorer in the World Cup with three goals, overperforming his expected goals of 0.28. He has created three chances in the competition.

The USA projected starting lineup:

  • Matt Turner
  • Sergino Dest
  • Walker Zimmermann
  • Tim Ream
  • Antonee Robinson
  • Weston McKennie
  • Tyler Adams
  • Brenden Aaronson
  • Giovanni Reyna
  • Timothy Weah
  • Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic scored the only goal in their 1-0 win over Iran. The American international has provided one assist in the tournament. Pulisic has scored one goal in the World Cup, overperforming his expected goals of 0.59. He has created five chances in the competition.

Predictions and betting tips

This will be a tough game for both sides as the USA has proven to be a tough team to play against. The Netherlands finished top of their group with seven points. They have scored a goal in five of their last five games in all competitions. The USA has scored a goal in two of their last three games in all competitions. I predict both teams will score.

Cody Gakpo has been one of the best overperformers of expected goals in the competition with three goals from 0.28 expected goals. Gakpo is the highest goalscorer in the competition with three goals. He has scored a goal in three of his last three games for the Netherlands. I predict Gakpo will score.

Betting prediction: Both teams to score

Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Cody Gakpo to score anytime

Odds: 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)

Netherlands — The USA
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