Netherlands vs USA: Betting preview, best bets & predictions

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KANSAS CITY, KS – JUNE 05: United States forward Christian Pulisic (10) reacts to a corner kick during the match between the USMNT and Uruguay on Sunday June 5th, 2022 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire)

Netherlands vs USA

The first knockout game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup sees the USA take on the Netherlands in what promises to be an enthralling matchup. Here’s all you need to know about the biggest game in recent USMNT history.

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  • When: Netherlands vs USA, Saturday December 3rd, 2022
  • Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar
  • Kickoff: 10AM EST, 3PM GMT
  • How to watch: BBC One (or BBC iPlayer) (UK) Fox, Telemundo (US)

Netherlands vs USA betting odds

  1. Moneyline: Netherlands: -110 | Draw +235 | USA +340

Netherlands vs USA betting preview

After their heroic victory over Iran, there is no doubt that the USA will be fancying their chances here. They’re riding a huge wave of momentum and Christian Pulisic is the man lighting the way. But if we really want to talk momentum, the Netherlands haven’t been defeated in any of their last 18 games across all competitions.

The USA made the round of 16 in both 2010 and 2014, but haven’t made a quarter-final appearance since 2002. Gregg Berhalter will be hoping to buck that trend with a win over a stout Netherlands side.

That won’t be easy. Sure, the USA might have held on for a crucial three points against a scrappy Iran side, but the Netherlands are firing on all cylinders. Cody Gakpo now has 3 goals in as many games and at the other end of the field, they’ve only conceded one goal in the group stage.

This doesn’t bode well for a US side that’s only scored 2 through the group stage. If wonderboy, Christian Pulisic, is any less than 100% after suffering a pelvic contusion in that remarkable win, then finding success in front of goal could be even more difficult.

The USMNT is filled with young talent, but this is where maturity will be tested. The team needs these games to really build a foundation for years to come, but it might be a little too soon to expect an upset against a well-disciplined Netherlands side.

Netherlands vs USA betting pick

As much as I would like to see another incredible upset, I can’t see it coming here. The Dutch are notoriously tough in the knockout stages and this is a first taste for this revitalized US Mens National Team. They’ll fight hard and might even bag a goal, but backing the Netherlands is the smart play here.

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