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Netherlands vs United States: World Cup Round Of 16 Odds & Best Bets

10:53 EAT 03/12/2022
Khalifa International Stadium FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
The first match of the knockout stages takes place at the Khalifa International stadium where the Netherlands should be able to progress

The knockout round kicks off with the Dutch facing off against the Stars and Stripes. The Netherlands won Group A with relative ease, while the United States' fate in the World Cup came down to the very last minutes against Iran.

Both nations failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2018, with most players lacking experience past the group stage.

Will the Netherlands finally play to their full potential? Can this young United States team continue their run?

Let's dive into current betting odds to uncover the best bets and props for this round of 16 showdown between the Netherlands and the United States.

Netherlands vs United States Current Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Netherlands (-105) | Draw (+230) | USA (+310)
  • Draw No Bet: Netherlands (-275) |USA (+180)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (+125) | Under 2.5 (-175)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (+105) | No (-145)

Netherlands vs United States odds are current as of Friday, Dec.2, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

The Netherlands are favored to win this match in regulation at -105. In addition, the oddsmakers expect a low-scoring affair, with the Under 2.5 goals juiced to -175. There is also value in betting on a clean sheet as both teams not to score juiced to -145.

Netherlands vs United States Prediction

Netherlands 1-0 United States

The Netherlands did not lose during the group stage but still needed to perform better. There were high expectations for the Oranje at this World Cup after coasting through qualifying and rostering many young and in-form talent.

Led by defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Memphis Depay, this Netherlands team expects to make a deep run at this World Cup. However, their offense has been sub-par, with a lack of finishing in the final third.

The bright spot for the Dutch has been 23-year-old Cody Gakpo, who has three goals in this World Cup.

The United States will be hoping Christian Pulisic is healthy to play on Saturday after injuring himself while scoring the game-winning goal against Iran. He has been integral to the USA attack at this World Cup.

The Stars and Stripes have been solid in the midfield despite fielding one of the youngest teams at the tournament.

This will be a battle in the midfield and a defensive battle. I expect few quality goal-scoring chances for both teams and a slow-paced match.

Netherlands vs United States Betting Tips

  • The two nations have never faced off in the World Cup, but their last meeting in 2015 during a friendly was a USA win.
  • The Netherlands have made it to the quarterfinals in four of the previous five World Cups they have been a part of.
  • The United States has not beaten a European team at the World Cup since 2002, when they defeated Portugal.
  • Under manager Louis van Gaal, the Netherlands has not lost a World Cup match.

Netherlands vs United States Best Bets

➕ Netherlands Clean Sheet (+115) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The United States will struggle to find quality chances in this match, especially if Pulisic is forced to miss the match or be limited off of the bench. The USA have only scored two goals in this tournament, and the Dutch have only conceded once. The Oranje have a strong backline and will hold the U.S. scoreless.