Netherlands and Argentina will go head-to-head in the quarter-final clash of the FIFA World Cup on Dec 9th. Both teams have made it to the top eight based on their impressive performance throughout the tournament. However, given their individual strengths, this fixture could very well be a match of tactics.
The Netherlands side has been applauded for their attacking prowess and capable defending, while Argentina are known as an extremely organised team who display excellent tactical intelligence when playing against opponents. This makes them both incredibly difficult teams to come up against. With such strong tactical foundations, it is likely that this quarter-final match will be one defined by tactics rather than simply by goals scored or conceded.
Netherlands vs Argentina Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score
We are expecting goals in this game at both ends of the pitch. Both the Netherlands and Argentina scored at least two goals in their last sixteen matches, but conceded at least one goal each to lesser opposition.
Over 2.5 Goals
Argentina’s last seven international matches have resulted in at least three goals being scored in five of them and over 2.5 goals were achieved as Netherlands defeated United States 3-1 in their last match.
Netherlands vs Argentina Predicted Lineups
Netherlands: Noppert (GK), Blind, Aké, van Dijk, Dumfries, Timber, de Roon, Klaassen, de Jong, Depay & Gakpo
Argentina: Martínez(GK), Otamendi, Acuña, Molina, Romero, Gómez, De Paul, Mac Allister, Fernández, Messi & Álvarez