The group stage has come to a business end and now it is time for the knockout stage fixture between the Netherlands vs USA. Both the teams have played some excellent football in recent times and will be motivated to reach the next round of FIFA World Cup 2022. Netherlands finished their group journey as group A leaders with two wins and one draw. USA were in group B and finished their group stage at the second spot with one win and 2 draws.
The Netherlands have reached yet another round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup. They defeated Qatar and Senegal in their group and reached the top of the point table in Group A. The Dutch Eleven have dominated the group and now the expectations are high for them.
The United States of America have come as a surprise package in the FIFA World Cup 2022. They ended up with two draws and one win which was against Iran. A strong defence and a sound technical knowledge of the game have helped the USA to reach the round of 16 and the team s confident enough to go ahead in the tournament.
Netherlands Team News
It was a comfortable journey for the Netherlands till now as they won against Senegal and Qatar. Their toughness will be tested now in the round of 16 against the USA. The Netherlands will have to come up with a strong attack in their playing XI to beat the defence of the USA. The Orange are strong when it comes to their defence and they have not allowed anyone except Ecuador to score. Team management will be happy to know that there are no injuries in the camp and that their best possible playing XI is available for the game.
USA Team News
USA came as underdogs in FIFA World Cup 2022 but soon everyone realised that it is not going to be easy to play against them. A strong defensive line and a tactical attacking approach have made things positive for the American players. USAâ€™s draw against England boosted their confidence and gave them an opportunity to win their fixture against Iran by 0-1. The team looks confident enough to face the Netherlands in the first game of the knockouts.
Netherlands vs USA Prediction
Considering the recent performances of both the teams, the Netherlands and the USA are evenly matched. They both have strong defences and will punish the opposition whenever they get a chance. However, the Netherlands is more experienced and has better attackers. We predict the Netherlands to win by 1-0.
After analyzing the squads and recent performances from both teams, our experts predict that the Netherlands will win the fixture by 1-0. For some great odds create an account at bet365.