The 2022 FIFA World Cup returns to the fold with a set of quarterfinal fixtures this week as the Netherlands lock horns with Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina outfit at the Lusail Stadium on Friday.
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Argentina have bounced back admirably from their defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opening game and will be intent on building on their momentum ahead of a crucial week. The Albiceleste edged Australia to a 2-1 victory in the round of 16 and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
The Netherlands have also stepped up to the plate so far at the World Cup and could potentially give the tournament’s big guns a run for their money. The Oranje defeated the USA by a 3-1 scoreline in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this week.
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Netherlands vs Argentina Head-to-Head and Numbers
Netherlands vs Argentina Prediction
Argentina have a robust squad at their disposal and have stepped up against the Netherlands in the past. Lionel Messi could well be playing his last World Cup this year and will look to be at his best in one of the most important games of his career to date.
The Netherlands have grown in stature over the past year and have an impressive mix of youth and experience going into this game. Argentina have been a consistent outfit on the international stage for over two years, however, and hold a slight upper hand going into this game. We expect Argentina to edge this encounter in regulation time.
Prediction: Netherlands 1-2 Argentina
Netherlands vs Argentina Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Argentina
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Netherlands to score first – Yes
Tip 4: Julian Alvarez to score – Yes
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