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Netherlands World Cup Outright Odds

By Dean Smith

Netherlands world cup odds

Published: 15:42, 3 August 2022 | Updated: 18:04, 9 August 2022

The Netherlands will be seeking to end 34-year trophy drought when they participate at the 2022 World Cup this winter.

Oranje, who are making their first World Cup finals appearance since 2014, have previously finished runner up on three occasions (1974, 1978 and 2010) and last time out at Euro 2020 the Dutch were in the first knockout round.

Frank de Boer consequently lost his job and he was soon replaced by Louis van Gaal, returning for a third stint as Netherlands head coach, under his leadership they seamlessly booked a spot in the upcoming tournament.

Blessed with a combination of experience and youth they are seen as outsiders for the gold this winter. In their last two World Cup outings they entered with minimal fanfare and won silver and bronze respectively, can they exceed expectations again?

Netherlands to win 2022 World Cup odds

You can find the Netherlands at 12/1 to win the tournament this winter.

Given their recent history of underperforming not many are expecting the Dutch to go all the way. Van Gaal, the ultimate pragmatist, proved doubters wrong in Brazil eight years ago by deviating away from his usual way of doing things and chances are the Dutch will once again be fielding a back-three.

2022 World Cup favourites

Nation Sky Bet Paddy Power 888 Sport   Nation Sky  Bet Paddy Power 888 Sport
Brazil 9/2 5/1 5/1   Poland 100/1 100/1 100/1
France 11/2 11/2 11/2   Serbia 100/1 100/1 100/1
England 6/1 13/2 13/2   USA 100/1 100/1 100/1
Argentina 15/2 13/2 13/2   Australia 500/1 425/1 400/1
Spain 15/2 15/2 15/2   Ecuador 150/1 125/1 125/1
Germany 9/1 9/1 9/1   Cameroon 200/1 250/1 250/1
Belgium 14/1 11/1 11/1   Japan 250/1 250/1 250/1
Netherlands 12/1 12/1 12/1   South Korea 250/1 250/1 250/1
Portugal 14/1 12/1 12/1   Tunisia 500/1 425/1 400/1
Denmark 28/1 30/1 30/1   Ghana 250/1 250/1 250/1
Croatia 66/1 45/1 45/1   Morocco 250/1 200/1 200/1
Uruguay 40/1 45/1 45/1   Canada 250/1 200/1 200/1
Senegal 80/1 100/1 100/1   Iran 500/1 500/1 500/1
Switzerland 66/1 80/1 80/1   Qatar 500/1 250/1 250/1
Wales 100/1 150/1 150/1   Saudi Arabia 750/1 500/1 500/1
Mexico 100/1 100/1 100/1   Costa Rica 750/1 500/1 500/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (17:45, 09/08/2022).BeGambleAware.

Before tweaking his system Oranje topped Uefa WCQ Group G but were made to work for it. Van Gaal inherited a side outside the automatic qualification spots and would go on to win five of his seven matches in charge with the other two matches ending in a stalemate.

Netherlands’ potential path to 2022 World Cup final

As the 10-best team in the world by FIFA’s rankings, the Netherlands were place in Pot 2 for the World Cup group stage draw and were the first name out of the hat.

Oranje were subsequently placed in Group A with hosts Qatar and were later joined by African champions Senegal and Ecuador.

The Netherlands kick off their World Cup group stage on the opening day of the tournament against Senegal, before games against Ecuador and then Qatar. The games will be split between Doha, Al Rayyan and Al Khor

Netherlands 2022 World Cup group stage fixtures

21 November 2022: Senegal vs Netherlands (10am UK time)

25 November 2022: Netherlands vs Ecuador (4pm UK time)

29 November 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar (3pm UK time)

If Netherlands win Group A

  • If the Netherlands were to win Group A, this would be their route through to the final, with no complications as only the top two sides go through.
  • Last 16: The runners-up of Group B, which consists of England, USA, Iran and Wales, in Al Rayyan on 3rd December.
  • Quarter-finals: The winner of Match 50, which is played between the winner of Group C (Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland) and the Group D runners-up (France, Denmark, Tunisia and Australia)
  • Semi-finals: The winner of Match 58 which will include one of the Group E or Group G winners, or runners-up from Group F or H. Involved in these groups are the likes of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay.

If Netherlands qualify from Group A

  • If the Netherlands finish second in Group A, they will go to the other side of the bracket.
  • Last 16: The winners of Group B in Al Khor on 4th December.
  • Quarter-finals: The winner of Match 52, played between Group D winners and Group C runners-up.
  • Semi-finals: The winner of Match 60, which could include the Group F or H winners, or runners-up from Group E or G.

As touched upon, the Netherlands made it to the World Cup semi-finals in 2014 before losing to Argentina, four years earlier in South Africa they finished runner-up, their best finish since 1978 when they also suffered a final loss. In 1974, the Dutch — who ended a 36-year absence (or six tournaments) — dazzled the world by showcasing their revolutionary brand of ‘total football’. Under the leadership of influential tactician Rinus Michels they reached their first World Cup final but were defeated by hosts West Germany.

Netherlands’ previous World Cup finishes




Round of 16


Round of 16






Round of 16




Fourth place


Round of 16




Third place

Netherlands Golden Boot odds

There’s only really one man that’s going to be leading the line for Oranje this winter, and it’s Memphis Depay – who is currently 12/1 favourite to win the Golden Boot with Paddy Power.

The Barcelona forward ended Uefa’s qualification phase as the joint top-scorer with 12 goals, level with Harry Kane and finishing three ahead of Poland’s lethal marksman Robert Lewandowski. Since the start of 2021 he’s bagged 21 goals across 21 matches for Oranje including netting twice at Euro 2020 — both of which came in the group phase. At the time of writing he’s joint-second on the Netherlands all-time goalscorer list on 42 goals, level with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and eight behind Robin van Persie.

2022 World Cup Golden Boot favourites

Player Paddy Power Betfair
Harry Kane 6/1 6/1
Romelu Lukaku 13/2 13/2
Kylian Mbappe 8/1 8/1
Neymar 17/2 17/2
Cristiano Ronaldo 10/1 10/1
Lionel Messi 11/1 11/1
Lautaro Martinez 11/1 11/1
Karim Benzema 12/1 12/1
Memphis Depay 12/1 12/1
Antoine Griezmann 17/1 17/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (17:45, 09/08/2022).BeGambleAware.



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