Netherlands vs USA Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Dutch Advance With Superior Second-Half Play)

Devon Platana
Netherlands vs. USA prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Netherlands vs. USA prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic
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Netherlands vs USA Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Round of 16
Netherlands (2-1-0) vs. USA (1-2-0)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coverage: FOX

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has reached the knockout stage with some exciting matchups slated for Saturday, Dec. 3. One tilt that many will keep an eye on is a collision between Netherlands and the United States.

Nertherlands boasted a solid 2-1-0 record in the group stage, capping things off with a 2-0 victory over Qatar on Tuesday. Meanwhile, USA finished its group stage run with a 1-0 victory over Iran to advance to the Round of 16.

Can Netherlands stand strong with another victory on soccer's biggest stage? Or will USA continue its impressive run with another upset victory?

Netherlands vs USA Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NED: (-225) | USA: (+180)
Spread: NED: -1 (+280) | USA: +1 (-125)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+138) | Under: (-170)
Team to Score the First Goal: NED: (-165) | USA: (+170) I NO GOALS: (+700)

Netherlands enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -170 odds.

Netherlands vs USA Prediction & Pick

This match marks the seventh all-time meeting between Netherlands and USA. Unfortunately for the Americans, they've only won one of those matchups while the Dutch have won a total of four.

At the end of the day, I don't think that USA has what it takes to advance. Although the Dutch didn't qualify for the World Cup four years ago, they were the runner-up in 2010 and placed third in 2014 for a reason.

Netherlands also tends to play better as the game goes on, whereas USA doesn't do too much beyond the first half. With key United States players like Christian Pulisic and Josh Sargent playing banged up (or potentially sitting out altogether), Netherlands will take advantage of the situation.

Back the Dutch advancing to the next round.

Final Score Prediction: Netherlands: 2 | USA: 1

Netherlands vs USA Betting Trends

- Netherlands defeated Qatar, 2-0, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Nov. 29, 2022.
- USA defeated Iran, 1-0, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Nov. 29, 2022.
- Netherlands is 4-1-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- USA is 1-3-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Netherlands is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five head-to-head matchups against USA.

Netherlands vs USA Best Bet

USA has two goals at the 2022 World Cup, with both coming in the first half. The Americans clearly aren't shy from going on the attack early on and while I predict Netherlands to ultimately win, I wouldn't be shocked if USA got on the board first here.

Continuing the trend of attacking early, back USA getting the first goal on Saturday.

Bet: USA to Score First (+170)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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