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Netherlands vs USA: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Netherlands vs USA: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

A quarter-finals berth is up for grabs when the Netherlands and United States square off in their first competitive meeting on Saturday afternoon (3 pm, UK time).

Netherlands vs USA: Betting tips

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Netherlands vs USA: Predictions

Netherlands vs USA: Predictions

Bet Prediction Odds
BTTS? Yes 21/10 with Bet365
Correct score Netherlands 2-1 USA 9/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Cody Gakpo 15/2 with Bet365

Many had the Netherlands down as dark horses coming into the World Cup but despite winning Group A, netting five goals and conceding once, there’s a lack of enthusiasm about their chances with many observers dubbing Louis van Gaal’s side “boring”, a term the wily Dutchman refuses to accept. “That’s disappointing but I don’t agree with you,” he said to one reporter.

“That’s your opinion but I don’t think your opinion is the correct opinion. I think everyone would be rather proud we are progressing to the next round. I think things are not as bad as you say they are.”

Playing style aside, Cody Gakpo is having a perfect tournament having netted in each of the Netherlands’ opening three games. He’ll be who the United States will be keeping tabs on though head coach Gregg Berhalter will be sweating on the fitness of talismanic forward Christian Pulisic who came off in their 1-0 win over Iran, where he scored the winner, suffering a bout of dizziness following a blow to his abdomen.

“I sent him a text and checked on him and he said, ‘Best believe I’ll be ready on Saturday’,” ESPN quoted his team-mate Weston McKennie as saying.

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Netherlands vs USA match result odds

Netherlands vs USA: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Netherlands 2-1 USA

Netherlands vs USA head-to-head

5 June 2015 — Netherlands 3-4 USA — International Friendly

3 March 2010 — Netherlands 2-1 USA — International Friendly

17 February 2004 — Netherlands 1-0 USA — International Friendly

18 May 2002 — USA 0-2 Netherlands — International Friendly

20 February 1998 — USA 0-2 Netherlands — International Friendly