Netherlands vs. Ecuador Odds, Props, Predictions: Dutch Look to Punch Ticket to Knockout Rounds

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The Netherlands and Ecuador are both coming off 2-nil opening victories, over Senegal and Qatar, respectively. They share the pitch on Friday, and we’re looking ahead at Netherlands vs. Ecuador odds, props, and predictions. The winning side will head into their third match with six points and an eye toward the knockout stage.

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Best Netherlands vs. Ecuador Betting Odds, Lines: Moneyline & Total

Here are odds from various sports betting apps on the Netherlands vs. Ecuador World Cup match. Remember, a bet on either side is a loss in the event of a tie. You may also bet on the draw on the three-way line.

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Dutch forward Memphis Depay leads the Netherlands into their second World Cup match, a meeting with Ecuador. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File).

Netherlands vs. Ecuador Odds: Moneyline

The Netherlands are favored to win the match (-130, FanDuel) with the draw and an Ecuador win receiving significantly longer plus-money odds. We’ve already seen a couple of significant upsets through the first round of contests, so short odds are only a suggestion.

Netherlands vs. Ecuador Odds: Total

Both the Netherlands and Ecuador found the back of the net twice in their opening match. BetMGM offers +100 odds on Over 2.5 goals and -140 on the Under. On paper, the Netherlands feature more attacking prowess with a strong defense. An Over bet may require three goals from the Netherlands.

Netherlands vs. Ecuador: World Cup History

These two sides don’t have a lot of history between them. They’ve played two matches, both international friendlies.

They played to a draw in 2014 and Netherlands won 1-0 in 2006. Given how far back those two matches were played, it’s difficult to draw any relevant betting insight ahead of Friday’s tilt.

Netherlands Injuries, Roster, & Betting News

Netherlands World Cup Betting Trends

The Netherlands did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but they did perform well in the 2014 edition, winning their group before eventually falling to Argentina in the semi-finals. They advanced to the final in 2010, falling 1-0 to Spain, one cycle after falling in the Round of 16 to Portugal in 2006.

Playing at a high level on the global stage is in the Dutch DNA, and they’re off to a great start in 2022. They’re unbeaten across their last 18 matches, including Monday’s 2-0 opening victory.

The Netherlands are as short as +1100 to win the World Cup ahead of their second matchday, and their history — and current form — justify the optimism.

Netherlands World Cup Injuries

  • Georginio Wijnaldum (midfield): The versatile midfielder is off the squad as he recovers from a broken leg.

Netherlands Players to Watch

  • Memphis Depay (forward): Depay leads the Dutch side with 13 goals and six assists in 13 matches. He offers a central striking presence to complement the attacking talent on the side.
  • Steven Bergwijn (forward): The 24-year-old is enjoying a strong season in the Dutch Eredivisie, tied for the Ajax team-lead in goals (eight).

Ecuador Injuries, Roster, & Betting News

Ecuador World Cup Betting Trends

Ecuador didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup. However, they made the 32-team field in 2014, finishing third in their group with one win, draw, and loss apiece. They got off to a good start with three points from their victory over Qatar on Sunday, and they’re priced with the second shortest odds (-280) to advance from Group A alongside the Netherlands.

Including Sunday’s victory, Ecuador is 3-4-0 (three wins, four draws) across their last seven matches. All four draws were of the 0-0 variety while they scored four goals across the three victories.

Ecuador World Cup Injuries

  • Enner Valencia (forward): Valencia scored a brace against Qatar, but left in the 75th minute with what appeared to be a knock to the knee. Ecuador manager Gustavo Alfaro insists Valencia will be fit to play against the Netherlands.

Ecuador Players to Watch

  • Michael Estrada (forward): Estrada plays his club ball for Cruz Azul, one of Mexico’s top sides, and he co-leads Ecuador in goals (six) alongside Valencia.
  • Pervis Estupinan (fullback): Estupinan offers Ecuador some Premier League exposure. If Ecuador plays on the counter-attack, he could be a player leading the charge down the outer channel.

Netherlands vs. Ecuador Prediction: Netherlands Win (-125, DraftKings)

Not only does the Netherlands feature a strong roster from front to back, but they’re in the midst of a dominant run. They played 84 minutes of 0-0 ball against Senegal before finding the net twice.

With three points already in the bag and a third match against the heavily undermanned Qatar, it won’t be a surprise to see the Dutch spend much of the game on the front foot, dictating the pace and tenor of the match.

They feature strength at the back with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, and Matthijs de Ligt, and the quality in the midfield to deploy an offensive game plan.

Ecuador may not be intimidated — they managed 1-1 draws against Argentina and Brazil in World Cup qualifying — but they’re undermanned on paper against a team that’s flying.

Netherlands vs. Ecuador Game Props

Fans can make Netherlands vs. Ecuador prop bets or place wagers on Netherlands vs. Ecuador player props. There are plenty of options to consider across the industry’s top sportsbooks. Here are a few worth looking into.

Memphis Depay Anytime Goalscorer (+165, FanDuel)

Depay’s 13 goals in 2022 lead the Netherlands by a significant margin — he leads the side in assists as well — and he’s a candidate to start after playing 29 minutes despite initially being ruled out.

Davy Klaassen To Score Or Assist (+135, FanDuel)

Klaassen is one of the creative elements on the Dutch side — he has five goals and four assists in 12 national team matches in 2022 — and scored the second goal on Monday. One factor to consider is the heavy Ajax influence on the roster. In a setting where teams can struggle to find a seamless connection with one another on the pitch, added experience with his teammates is a plus.

Denzel Dumfries Shot On Goal (+110, DraftKings)

Dumfries is a dangerous weapon, capable of supporting attacks from his deep wing position. If the Netherlands deploy an aggressive, forward-minded approach to Friday’s match, it won’t be a surprise to see Dumfries spending time in the attacking half or third throughout a decent portion of the match. There will be opportunities for him to be on the ball and take a rip at the goal.

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