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Netherlands vs Qatar Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

07:15 GMT 29/11/2022
Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
There should be no problems here for the Dutch as they seek to claim a victory to finish as the winners of World Cup Group A

In the final match of Group Stage play, Qatar and Netherlands go head-to-head with Round of 16 implications on the line. This match will take place at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Al Bayt Stadium.

Qatar have lost both matches so far at the World Cup (2-0 to Ecuador and 3-1 to Senegal). The Maroon became the first host nation in World Cup history to be eliminated after two Group Stage games.

Netherlands, the top team in Group A, will need a draw to secure their spot in the Round of 16. However, a win would give them the group victory.

Coming into the World Cup, the Oranje were one of the top teams to win the tournament. They are currently the eighth-favored team to win it all at (+1400). Netherlands opened up their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Senegal, followed by a 1-1 draw against Ecuador.

Can the Oranje win the match and secure a Group A victory? Or will Qatar play spoiler and win their first-ever World Cup match?

Let’s take a look at the current odds and best bets to make for this matchup.

Netherlands vs Qatar Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Netherlands (-550) | Draw (+575) | Qatar (+1350)
  • Draw No Bet: Netherlands (-3000) | Qatar (+1050)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 3.5 (+120) | Under 3.5 (-175)

Netherlands vs Qatar odds are current as of Monday, Nov. 28, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

It’s no surprise that the Netherlands are the favorites heading into this match as they’ve played well through two World Cup games. Qatar, meanwhile, has struggled in their two matches. With the Oranje as heavy favorites, look to take prop bets with more favorable odds.

Netherlands vs Qatar Prediction

Netherlands 3-1 Qatar

The Maroon will have their hands full against the Netherlands, as this will be their toughest test in the tournament. However, since they are already eliminated and have nothing to lose, Qatar will be giving it their all to end the tournament on a high note.

Against Senegal, they were outshot 13-10, lost the possession battle 55-45, and were even on corners 6-6. Against Ecuador, they were outshot 6-5, lost the possession battle 53-47, and lost the corner battle 3-1.

The Netherlands’ midfield unit is one of the best at the World Cup, while their attack is very strong. Their defense also has plenty of stars, allowing just one goal in two matches.

Cody Gakpo leads the team in terms of goals scored having grabbed two of their three strikes with Davy Klaassen getting the other.

In the victory against Senegal, the Dutch were outshot 15-10, but controlled the possession time (54-46) and had more corners (7-6). In the draw against Ecuador, La Tri had plenty more chances to walk away with the win, as they dominated the shots (15-2) and took a majority of the corners (5-2), but the Netherlands took the possession time (55-45).

The Netherlands have their spot in the Round of 16 almost secured. The only way for them to be knocked out in the Group Stage is for Qatar to win by two goals and Senegal to win by one goal.

This should be an easy victory for the Netherlands to coast into the Round of 16 as Group A winners. But Qatar will leave everything out there for the home crowd.

Netherlands vs Qatar Betting Tips

  • This will be the first time Netherlands and Qatar will be meeting.
  • The Netherlands are undefeated against Asian teams all-time in the World Cup, scoring 11 goals and allowing one in four matches.
  • The Netherlands have a 27-12-11 record all-time at the World Cup, outscoring opponents 86-48.
  • This is Qatar’s first World Cup appearance, thus making them 0-0-2 all-time, having been outscored 5-1.
  • Mohammed Muntari scored Qatar’s first-ever World Cup goal in the 3-1 loss to Senegal.
  • The Netherlands’ best finish at the World Cup has been as runners-up, having done so three times (2010, 1978, and 1974).

Netherlands vs Qatar Best Bets

➕ Netherlands to Win 2-1, 3-1, or 4-1 (+320) at BetMGM Sportsbook

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Despite missing out on the 2018 World Cup, the Dutch are one of the top teams in the tournament, so they should have no problem beating host nation Qatar. This will be the match where they show their dominance over an opponent.

Qatar is out of the tournament, so they have nothing to lose in this match. They should come out attacking right away. Netherlands should jump out to a big lead, eventually taking their foot off the gas. The Maroon will find a hole and put one in the back of the net to close out their tournament.