Netherlands vs Ecuador Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Dutch Defense Locks Down Ecuador)
Netherlands vs Ecuador Match Info
2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
Netherlands (1-0-0) vs. Ecuador (1-0-0)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is officially underway, bringing soccer fans even more group stage action in the coming days. An interesting Group A clash is right around the corner as Netherlands is set to go one-on-one with Ecuador on Friday, Nov. 25.
Netherlands opened up the tournament with a solid 2-0 victory over Senegal on Monday, getting a pair of goals after the 84th minute to win. On the other hand, Ecuador was also victorious as Enner Valencia scored twice to lead his team to a 2-0 win over Qatar.
Can Netherlands win to gain sole possession of Group A's top spot? Or will Ecuador keep the ball rolling with another impressive showing?
Netherlands vs Ecuador Odds & Spread
All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NED: (-130) | ECU: (+390) | DRAW: (+250)
Spread: NED: -1 (+230) | ECU: +1 (-105)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+110) | Under: (-134)
Team to Score the First Goal: NED: (-180) | ECU: (+180) I NO GOALS: (+850)
Netherlands enters this contest as the slight favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -134 odds.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction & Pick
Even though Ecuador won its first 2022 World Cup matchup, that victory came against Qatar — a country that didn't even qualify for the tournament until this year. After scoring a pair of first-half goals, the Ecuadorians were able to turn to their defense to close things out.
Don't count on Ecuador getting an early lead here, though. Netherlands has one of the better defenses in the tournament and has not allowed a goal in any of their last three outings. Besides, the Dutch will likely come out strong after taking too long to score their first goal against Senegal.
Back Netherlands improving to 2-0-0.
Final Score Prediction: Netherlands: 2 | Ecuador: 0
Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Trends
- Netherlands defeated Senegal, 2-0, in a group stage match on Monday, Nov. 21.
- Ecuador defeated Qatar, 2-0, in a group stage match on Sunday, Nov. 20.
- Netherlands is 4-1-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Ecuador is 2-3-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Netherlands is 1-1-0 (W-D-L) in its only two all-time matchups against Ecuador.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Best Bet
I predict that Netherlands will cover the 1-goal spread on Friday. The Dutch have been averaging two goals over their last 10 games, whereas Ecuador actually went three straight outings without a goal before defeating Qatar. With Netherlands also being the heavy -440 to win Group A, look for the Dutch to use this opportunity as a statement match.
Bet: Netherlands -1 (+230)
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