Friday’s quarterfinal between the Netherlands and the United States is a rematch of the 2019 World Cup Final. The United States lifted their fourth Women’s World Cup trophy with a 2-0 win against the Dutch two years ago in France. On Friday, things could be very different as the teams meet in Yokohama with a place in the semifinals on the line.

Netherlands Women vs USA Women Match Preview

The Netherlands have been excellent at the Olympics taking seven points from nine in Group F. Their only blemish was a 3-3 draw against Brazil in a pulsating fixture. Wolfsburg’s Dominique Janssen’s goal in the 79th minute gave the Dutch a share of the spoils. Sarina Wiegman’s team have scored for fun in Japan. However, the team’s weakness, its defence, could give the United States the incentive to attack early and often.

The Americans are finding life at the Olympics difficult for the second straight edition of the football tournament. In 2016, the Yanks finished fifth and this year, results have been subpar. Vlatko Andonovski arguably has the world’s best women’s squad. Yet, they were embarrassed by Sweden to start the tournament, 3-0. A 6-1 win against Group G’s worst team, New Zealand, was followed by a nil-nil draw versus Australia. This is not the American women’s team of old.

The rest of the world are catching up with the Americans in women’s football. Thanks to strong European leagues, higher salaries, better development, and many players from the American team remaining stateside, the United States’ may be losing their grip on women’s football.

Netherlands Women vs USA Women Betting Odds

 

 

Despite finishing second in Group G and winning just once in three group games, the United States are still favourites to win gold in Japan. Sportsbooks’ best betting odds for the Americans to win the Olympic football tournament are at 13/8. The Netherlands best betting odds to win the tournament outright are 13/2. There is value in the Dutch’s odds to win the tournament outright. Obviously, their odds come thanks to playing the Americans in the quarterfinals in a match many onlookers expect the United States to win.

 

Wiegman needs the Dutch team to play the game of their lives on Friday in Yokohama. The team’s defence has been subpar at times conceding a total of eight goals at the Olympics. Sure, the Netherlands have tallied 21 scores. Yet, they won’t have the freedom on the pitch against the United States as they did versus Zambia and China. Against Zambia, the Dutch scored 10 times and put eight goals past China. Friday’s game could see the Netherlands come crashing back to Earth.

The Netherlands’ best betting odds to win against the Americans are 2/1. The United States best betting odds to win are 13/10. The Yanks had been in good form all year until getting to Japan where they won just once in three group games.

Netherlands Women vs USA Women Team News

Forget about the United States scoring six goals versus a weak New Zealand team. The current American squad is struggling in the final third. The United States failed to score against Sweden and Australia as stars such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Christine Press struggled. Yes, the Americans piled on the goals versus New Zealand, but they won’t play a team as weak as the Football Ferns from here on out.

Friday’s match in Yokohama is the tie of the quarterfinal round. This is the match many fans would have wanted in the final. Unfortunately, we get it now. The United States have players like Morgan, Press, and Carli Lloyd who can take advantage of the Netherlands’ sloppy defence.

The Dutch have their own star striker in Anna Miedema. The Arsenal striker has tallied eight goals in three games at the tournament. In the group stage, Miedema scored at least two goals per game. She is a superstar and one that the Americans’ defence doesn’t come up against often.

If the Netherlands get a goal early, the United States’ heads could drop. They failed to come back against Sweden and the same could happen versus the Dutch if they conceded early.

Netherlands Women vs USA Women H2H

Friday’s quarterfinal match will be the third meeting between the Netherlands and United States in three years. The Yanks won the 2019 World Cup final 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Megan Rapinoe and a goal from open-play courtesy of Rose Lavelle.

In November 2020, the teams met once more in an international friendly with the Yanks winning 2-0. Lavelle scored once more and Kristie Mews got on the scoresheet as well. Miedema did not in the teams’ 2020 friendly, but did at the World Cup Final.

Netherlands Women vs USA Women Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 1/2 - BET NOW

 

 

The Dutch’s games have seen goals galore. All three finished with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals tallied. Our betting tips experts believe Friday’s game will see goals based on the Dutch’s ability to score and concede in equal measure. The Americans may be struggling to score, but should find the back of the net versus the Netherlands.

 

Anna Miedema to score anytime

Both teams have matchwinners in their respective squads. Our betting tips experts are high on Anna Miedema and believe the Arsenal player could get a goal in the game on Friday. Miedema leads the tournament in goals with eight in three games. If she can get an early goal, the Dutch could win the match.

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The Americans saw over 2.5 goals in two of their three group games, while the Netherlands’ three group games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. The Dutch’s group stage games were so high scoring that each match ended with over 5.5 goals. Our betting tips experts do not believe Friday’s game will be as high scoring as the Netherlands’ previous matches at the Summer Games. They do predict over 2.5 goals as these teams go all out to qualify for the final four.

Based on history, our prediction is for a United States win either in regulation or extra-time. Don’t count out the Dutch, however. This is an extremely exciting team to watch and if they score early, could shock the Americans.