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Remind me next time

As we continue with the knockout stage of the World Cup, the Netherlands take on Argentina in the Quarter-final on Friday.

With the Netherlands and Argentina both qualifying for the World Cup knockout stage and the Quarter-final, both teams are high on confidence. Neither want their journey to end at Lusail Stadium.

Whereas hosts the Netherlands sit as number eight in the FIFA world ranking, visitors Argentina arrive this coming Friday as number three.

The Netherlands played a thoroughly strong game against the USA, who had no chance against the Oranje-powerhouse. They struck with precision when provided the opportunity and apart from conceding a fabulous goal, had little trouble shipping the Americans out the door.

Argentina looked on their way to a nice and comfortable win against Australia, when a deflected ball suddenly pulled the soccerroos one back. This made sure the final 15 minutes turned into a genuine thriller. Just like this match could turn out to be.

Netherlands vs Argentina Prediction

Netherlands Form

Their last three matches saw the Netherlands drawing 1-1 with Ecuador, before taking out Qatar by 2-0, and USA by 3-1. Netherlands have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing to draw two of the games in the process. They suffered no defeats.

The Netherlands scored 22 goals, conceded eight, and pulled off four clean sheets in their past ten matches.

Argentina Form

Argentina are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Mexico got left behind in a 2-0 win, before Poland got hammered in a 0-2 victory. Australia was the most recent victim in a 2-1 win for Argentina. Argentina have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing one draw of the games in the process. They were defeated once in this run.

Argentina average of 2.7 goals per game, scoring 27 goals in their past ten matches. They conceded four goals in total, or an average of 0.4 per game, achieving a clean sheet seven times as well.

Netherlands vs Argentina Stats

  • Netherlands have not lost the last 19 matches in a row
  • Netherlands have scored in 31 of the last 32 matches
  • Netherlands have won 8 of the last 10 matches
  • In 5 of the last 6 Netherlands matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Netherlands have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Argentina have not lost 39 of the last 40 matches
  • Argentina have scored in 36 of the last 38 matches
  • Argentina have won 7 of the last 9 matches without conceding a goal
  • In 17 of the last 19 Argentina matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Argentina have won 8 of the last 9 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals

Netherlands vs Argentina Lineups

Netherlands vs Argentina Betting Tips

The Netherlands against Argentina is also a battle between Cody Gakpo and Lionel Messi with both in decent form. The former scored three while the latter has four World Cup goals in their last six games respectively.

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, the Netherlands won eight times, drew two and lost none. Argentina claimed eight wins, drew once and lost once in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

The Netherlands are on a fantastic streak of no less than 19 matches in a row without defeat.

Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the Netherlands’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 2.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Argentina's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.7 goals in these matches. The Netherlands are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 19 matches. Argentina scored at least one goal in their last 13 matches.

There was over 2.5 goals in four of the five most recent encounters between the Netherlands and Argentina. The Netherlands scored at least once in four of their five most recent encounters in the World Cup against Argentina.

Impressively, Argentina scored the first goal in ten out of previous ten games. Argentina have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than ten times in their previous 10 outings. Netherlands scored the first goal of the game in nine of their last 10 games.