Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction - 2022 World Cup: Who Will Win?

Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction
TournamentWorld Cup 2022
TimetableFriday 25/11 at 16:00
PredictionNetherlands to Win!
Odds1.60 (Bet £‎100 and Receive £‎160 if Netherlands wins)
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if Netherlands wins, you will receive 1.57 x 100 = 157
Odds are subject to change.

Our Netherlands vs Ecuador prediction is for a match that could see the first team qualify for the last 16. This Group A clash will be played on 25/11/2022 at 16:00. If you follow our World Cup 2022 predictions you will have noticed that we consider every detail to make a prediction: statistics, history, best players and even possible line-ups. As if that wasn't enough, we've rounded up the operators with the highest odds so you can place your Netherlands vs Ecuador bets with the biggest advantage.

⚽ Netherlands National Team

Despite not having won a title in decades, the Netherlands are always one of the strongest teams in Europe. Proof of this is that they are ranked eighth in the FIFA rankings.

👟 How Did the Netherlands Qualify?

The Netherlands were one of the teams that qualified directly through the UEFA Qualifiers. They topped Group F, where they narrowly edged out Turkey (+2 points).

Their record in the qualifiers was 7 wins, 2 draws and only 1 defeat at home to Turkey 4-2. They had one of the best forwards in Europe, scoring 33 goals. This equates to 3.3 goals per game.

🔝 Netherlands Players to Watch

Despite the Netherlands usually relying on the youth of their players, for Qatar 2022 they have prepared a team with a little more experience. That is not to say, however, that there are no young players in their starting line-up.

The Netherlands' most notable players include:

  • Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich)
  • Jurrien Timber (Ajax)
  • Matthjis de Ligt (Bayern Munich)
  • Gody Gakpo (PSV)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

The only problem the Netherlands might have is that there are some players who might not recover in time for the World Cup. The most sensitive (though unlikely) casualty would be Depay.

⚽ Ecuador National Team

Ecuador's national team was surrounded by controversy ahead of the World Cup. However, their place remains assured. It currently holds one of the worst positions in the FIFA ranking of qualified teams: 44.

👟 How Did Ecuador Qualify?

While Brazil and Argentina battled for the top spots in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, Ecuador proved to be one of the most consistent teams. Especially when they played at home.

For this reason, they qualified directly for the World Cup by finishing fourth behind Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. It achieved this by enjoying the second best forward line of the entire tournament behind only Brazil.

Their record was 7 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats, with a goal difference of +8. After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Ecuador will be playing in their fourth World Cup, hoping to return to the last 16.

🔝 Ecuador players to follow

Ecuador have one of the youngest squads in the entire CONMEBOL area at 24.7 years old on average. This could prove tricky for new coach Gustavo Alfaro, who has only had 12 games in charge of the national team.

Ecuador's top players include:

  • Gonzalo Plata (Valladolid)
  • Pervis Estupiñán (Brighton)
  • Moisés Caicedo (Brighton)
  • José Cifuentes (LAFC)
  • Piero Hincapié (Leverkusen)

Despite being in the twilight of his career, Enner Valencia wants to continue making his mark with the Ecuador national team. He is already the team's top scorer: in 74 games he has scored 35 goals.

🤔 Netherlands Ecuador Markets and Predictions

If you don't know which markets to choose, don't worry. In this section we are going to tell you what are 3 of the most interesting options available in the UK:

📍 Who will win Holland vs Ecuador

Our favourite team to win the match is the Netherlands. They are a more complete team; whereas Ecuador have shown serious weaknesses before the World Cup.

However, this makes the odds for betting on the rest of the results very attractive. In the table below you will find the best places to bet on the outcome you think is most likely:


There may be changes to odds.

📍 Both Teams to Score

Do you prefer to bet on the goals in Netherlands vs Ecuador? There are many options to try your luck, but, one of the most interesting is to try and predict if both teams will score.

This is one of the most difficult markets to predict in this match. And this is reflected in the odds offered by the best bookmakers, as they are almost identical for both options:

Both Teams Score:Yes No

There may be changes to odds.

📍 First Goal

One of the most interesting bets you can make is to bet on the "First Goal". All you have to do is predict which of the two teams will open the scoring during the match.

There is a third option: that there will be no goal. The chances of this happening are minimal in this match. Anyway, we have prepared for you a table with the highest odds for each option:

First goal: Netherlands Ecuador No goals

There may be changes to odds.

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🆚 Netherlands Ecuador History Forecast

To make this Netherlands Ecuador prediction we made sure to analyse the history between the two teams. Although we should point out that they have only met on 2 occasions.

This is the record of the Netherlands 🆚 Ecuador:

Tournament: Result: Date:
International friendly 1-117/05/2014
International friendly 1-0 (Netherlands)01/03/2006

As you can see, The Netherlands still don't know what it's like to lose to Ecuador. However, they have not met in an official match. Therefore, we cannot base our predictions solely on this fact.

📙 Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction: Likely Line-Ups

The coaches' job is not an easy one, as they have to pick a starting 11 from dozens of different players. Luckily for you, our Netherlands vs Ecuador prediction includes the most likely line-ups.

This could be the Netherlands vs Ecuador starting line-up:

🧤 Goalkeeper: Jasper Cillessen
🛡️ Defence: De Vrij - Van Dijk - De Ligt
🧠 Midfield: Dumfries - Klaassen - De Jong - Blind
⚽ Forwards: Gakpo - Depay - Bergwijn
🤔 Coach: Louis van Gaal

This could be the starting team for Ecuador vs Netherlands:

🧤 Goalkeeper: Nicolás Dominguez
🛡️ Defence: Ferigra - Arboleda - Arreaga - Estupiñán
🧠 Midfield: Ibarra - Franco - Gruezo - Caicedo - Mena
⚽ Forward: Antonio Valencia
🤔 Coach: Gustavo Alfaro

Remember to check the official line-ups before the match kicks off. There could still be last-minute changes due to unexpected injuries. The list will be available a few minutes before kick-off.

💸 Netherlands vs Ecuador statistics

All our Netherlands vs Ecuador predictions point to a Dutch victory. The Ecuadorian team has proven to be a more fragile team than they looked heading into this World Cup.

These are 3 points that make us think the Netherlands will win:

  • The Netherlands is one of the black beasts for all CONMEBOL teams (with the exception of Uruguay). The Clockwork Orange have a positive record against the likes of Argentina and Brazil.
  • The Netherlands have not lost a group stage match since the 1994 World Cup when they lost on matchday two to Belgium. Since then they have had 10 wins and three defeats.
  • Ecuador have had a dismal 2022 in terms of results. They have won just 2 out of 9 games played, compared to 1 defeat (against Paraguay) and 6 draws. Including draws against Brazil and Argentina.

Having skipped the 2018 World Cup, Netherlands will want to prove that they are still one of the best teams in the world. And a win against Ecuador would put them with one foot in the last 16.

🗞️ Netherlands Ecuador Betting News

Any doubts before placing your Netherlands vs Ecuador bets? Make sure you have all the latest information on both teams! To make it easier for you, check out their social media accounts:

📰 Netherlands Team News

📰 Ecuador Team News

Frequently Asked Questions

⚽ Who Will Win Between the Netherlands and Ecuador?

Our prediction is that the Netherlands will beat Ecuador to put one foot in the last 16. The Ecuadorians have proved fragile when playing away from home, while the Dutch are one of the strongest teams at the World Cup.

⚽ When Is the Netherlands vs Ecuador Being Played?

This Holland vs Ecuador match is going to be played on Friday 25/11/2022 at 16:00 (GMT). The venue for this Group A clash will be at the Khalifa International Stadium.

⚽ Where to Bet on the Netherlands vs Ecuador?

The best sites in the UK for your Netherlands vs Ecuador betting are LeoVegas Sports, Parimatch, and Betfred.

Netherlands to Win!

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