The Netherlands face off against Ecuador at Khalifa International Stadium in round two of the World Cup. The exciting encounter kicks off this coming Friday.
The Netherlands rank as number one on three points after their opening match in the group, while Ecuador have three points as number two. The Netherlands take on Ecuador as number eight in the FIFA world ranking, whereas the visitors sit as number 44 in the world.
Netherlands are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans will, of course, be dreaming of lifting the trophy.
Few people expect Ecuador to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction
The Netherlands are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 0-2 win against Poland. They went on to beat Belgium by 1-0, before also getting the better of Senegal in a 0-2 victory. Netherlands won eight of their last 10 matches, while drawing two in a run that saw them avoid defeat all together.
The Netherlands show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches, as they scored 2.3 goals on average per match. That makes a total of 23 goals, whilst they allowed nine goals against, for an average of 0.9 per outing. They pulled off four clean sheets.
Ecuador look solid currently after going three matches unbeaten, which started by drawing 0-0 against Japan. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Iraq in a 0-0 draw, before taking out Qatar in a 0-2 win. Ecuador claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing six along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run.
Ecuador travel to their next World Cup match, averaging a lowly 0.7 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of seven goals, while also conceding five goals goals. That amounts to an average of 0.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring seven times.
Against Senegal, The Netherlands claimed a very gratifying 2-0 win in their first match of the World Cup tournament. It leaves them in a superb position before the upcoming next challenge this coming Friday. Coming away from the opening match of their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win against Qatar was a very fine start to the tournament. Ecuador now look to build up a kind of momentum with another good result in this round two.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Stats
- Netherlands have not lost 28 of the last 30 matches
- Netherlands have scored in 28 of the last 29 matches
- Netherlands have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- Netherlands have won 8 of the last 10 matches
- Netherlands have won the last 3 matches in a row and the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 21 of the last 23 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 14 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Ecuador have not lost 15 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 0.5
Netherlands vs Ecuador Lineups
Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Tips
No clear picture has emerged yet as to which players will dominate the scoring charts for the Netherlands and Ecuador in this current World Cup season. However, we have listed some of their possible goalscorers in their upcoming match.
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments the Netherlands won eight times, drew two and lost zero times. Ecuador claimed three wins, drew six times and lost one in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
The Netherlands have four wins on the trot. Ecuador are on a great streak of eight matches without losing.
The Netherlands saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in one of the last ten outings for Ecuador, who managed to score 0.7 times in those matches. The Netherlands scored at least one goal in their last 16 matches.
The Netherlands have not conceded a goal in three consecutive games. Ecuador have not conceded a goal in seven consecutive games. The Netherlands have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than eight times in their previous 10 outings. Ecuador scored the first goal of the game in four of their last 10 games.