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Netherlands vs Argentina: World Cup 2022 quarterfinal odds & best bets

17:22 GMT 08/12/2022
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Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo will look to take advantage of a vulnerable Argentine defense

A rematch of the 2014 World Cup Semifinal will take place at Lusail Stadium this Friday between the Netherlands and Argentina. Just eight years ago, La Albiceleste defeated the Oranje in a penalty shootout after the match finished 0-0 at the end of 120 minutes.

Can the Netherlands pull off an upset? Is this where the Argentine World Cup dream ends?

Let's dive into current betting odds to uncover the best bets and props for this quarterfinal showdown between the Netherlands and Argentina.

Netherlands vs Argentina Current Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Argentina (+120) | Draw (+220) | Netherlands (+250) 
  • Draw No Bet: Argentina (-200) |Netherlands (+135)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (+125) | Under 2.5 (-175)
  • To Qualify: Argentina (-175) | Netherlands (+125)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (+100) | No (-145)

Netherlands vs Argentina odds are current as of Thursday, Dec.7, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

Argentina are favored to qualify for the next round at -175, but the oddsmakers are expecting a close game for the first 90 minutes.

Both teams have plus-money odds to win the match in regulation, so extra time might be on the horizon. Despite the attacking prowess of both nations, the Under 2.5 goals is juiced to -175.

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Netherlands vs Argentina Prediction

Netherlands 1-2 Argentina

The Dutch attack came to life against the United States with three goals finished clinically in the final third. Despite losing the possession battle 59% to 41% against the United States, the Netherlands converted three of their six shots on target to put the game away.

Meanwhile, Argentina’s offense continues to underperform as they scored only two goals against Australia in the Round of 16. They have now failed to score more than two goals in each game at this World Cup. 

The Dutch have been stout on the defensive end, conceding only two goals in total so far and posting two clean sheets. After giving up two goals to Saudi Arabia in their opening match, Argentina have only conceded once in their last three games, an own goal against Australia in the Round of 16.

This game might be a defensive battle despite the attacking talent on both sides. Julián Álvarez has been a difference maker for Argentina’s attack since being thrust into the Argentina starting lineup ahead of Lautaro Martínez. The Man City starlet has been a great complement to Lionel Messi up top and has been a clinical finisher in front of the net.

This will be a close match, which should see Argentina control the possession and the Netherlands look to capitalize on the counter. Denzel Dumfries and Daley Blind will be the key factors for the Dutch on the wings as they will be catalysts for those attacks. 

This match could go into extra time similar to their 2014 matchup, but we will see goals instead of a 0-0 draw.

Netherlands vs Argentina Betting Tips

  • The Netherlands have only lost once in the Quarterfinals of the World Cup, a 1994 defeat against eventual-champions Brazil.
  • The Dutch have only lost once against Argentina in all competitions – in the 1978 World Cup Final. The 2014 Semifinal defeat goes into the stat books as a draw.
  • There has not been a goal scored in either of the last two World Cup matches between the two nations (2006 and 2014).
  • Argentina have lost nine straight knockout-round matches to European nations.

Netherlands vs Argentina Best Bets

➕ Both Teams to Score (+100) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Argentine defense has been vulnerable at times throughout this tournament, and the combination of Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo will look to take advantage of that. 

It’s tough to envision a knockout round match with Messi not finding the back of the net or creating a goal-scoring opportunity for Argentina, so I think both teams will get on the scoresheet in this contest. 

Extra time is definitely a possibility, but it’s more likely to be 1-1 than 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes.