Netherlands vs. Ecuador – betting prediction, odds for the World Cup match (25.11.2022, 17:00 CET)
At the World Cup, on Friday, for example, the fixtures of the second matchday in Group A will take place. Here, the clash Netherlands vs. Ecuador will be played at 17:00. Thus, the eighth and the 44th in the FIFA ranking will compete against each other. The Khalifa International Stadium in ar-Rayyan will host the match between the Oranjes and the Tricolor.
What speaks for the Netherlands?
Won, exemplarily, all their last four matches
What speaks for Ecuador?
Had seven clean sheets in a row
Our betting prediction:
Expert analysis Netherlands
The Netherlands began their World Cup 2022 on Monday with a 2-0 against African champions Senegal. Against the number 18 in the FIFA rankings, who however must cope with the injury of their offensive star Sadio Mané, Louis Van Gaal’s squad won for the fourth time in a row. Moreover, in their last 15 appearances, the Oranjes recorded 12 victories and three draws.
This year’s exceptions included a 1-1 in a friendly against the eleventh-placed Germany at the end of March and a 2-2 against the 26th-ranked Poland in the UEFA Nations League in mid-June. Then, Holland recorded in the latter competition a 3-2 home win against the 19th-placed Wales, a 2-0 in Poland and, on 25 September, a 1-0 in front of their home crowd against the second-ranked Belgium.
Expert analysis Ecuador
On Sunday, Ecuador prevailed in the opening match against the hosts Qatar with 2-0. But we wouldn’t use the success against the 50th-placed team in the FIFA rankings as a yardstick. Although the team coached by the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro managed its seventh clean sheet in a row, it won only thrice. The Tricolor accomplished this in June against the 32nd-placed Nigeria and against the 71st-ranked Cape Verde, with these friendlies ending 1-0.
Additionally, between March and June, Ecuador experienced a 1-3 against the 47th-placed Paraguay, a 1-1 against the third-placed Argentina and a 0-0 against the 13th-ranked Mexico. Then, in their last three appearances before the World Cup, the Tricolours recorded further goalless draws against the 51st-placed Saudi Arabia, the 24th-ranked Japan, and the 68th-placed Iraq.
Head-to-head comparison Netherlands – Ecuador
So far, the Netherlands and Ecuador faced in two matches. On both occasions, the Oranjes played in front of their home crowd. Here, they recorded a 1-0 in March 2006 and a 1-1 in May 2014.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
The nominal home side in the World Cup match Netherlands vs. Ecuador on Monday celebrated their fourth win in a row against 18th-placed African champions Senegal. Additionally, the Dutch side experienced twelve victories and three draws in their last 15 encounters. Moreover, the Oranjes managed their third clean sheet.
The Tricolor achieved the latter for the seventh time in a row against the weak hosts Qatar. However, from March onwards, Ecuador won only three of nine international matches, and on paper only Argentina can compete with the Netherlands.
Netherlands vs. Ecuador – betting prediction: Netherlands, odds 1.86
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. So, she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at very close quarters. And that sparked her enthusiasm for football. Since she loved to write since childhood, Alice began to engage in journalism while still at school....
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football. Since she has loved writing since childhood, Alice began to study journalism while still at school. It was very convenient for her that her class took part in a project of a German daily newspaper. She was also allowed to write for the children's pages of an Austrian daily newspaper and to get a taste of the sports department of the same medium. This is how she received her first press accreditations, which was of course anything but a matter of course for the then 18-year-old.
Although she was partly advised against it, Alice decided to study journalism and communication sciences. After a few years, she decided to use the exams she had taken as an elective. Nevertheless, she applies the knowledge she has acquired in her further professional life. The same applies to her language skills. In addition to her mother tongues German and Italian, Alice is also proficient in English and Spanish. She also understands French and can use this language in research.
During her studies, Alice was involved in an Austrian football club. At the same time, she wrote for a total of three Austrian portals and worked as an Austria correspondent for an Italian-language online medium. This collaboration started during Giovanni Trapattoni's era at Red Bull Salzburg and continued during EURO 2008. This gave her the opportunity to interact with Trapattoni as well as with Italian journalists.
From the following year, Alice initially worked with a Swiss portal before discovering sports betting content for herself. On the one hand, this kept her in sports journalism, and on the other, it broadened her horizons. And that both in the context of the sports betting industry and with other sports as well as countries. In the field of sports journalism, she focused in particular on football from around the world, volleyball and beach volleyball.
In addition, she naturally wrote several guides, bookmaker profiles, bonus articles and other content for betting enthusiasts. She did this for the same company for about ten years, writing articles in German and Italian. She also built the Italian-language website together with the managing director. Meanwhile, Alice started working with another Austrian football club. Furthermore, she joined the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 2016. This gives her the opportunity to watch teams and athletes on the ground relatively often.
Not only sports betting, but also radio
In January 2019, the next step in her professional development followed. For: she started creating premium content on the topic of sports betting. In the process, she finally put out feelers to almost all countries and all continents. And this was not least due to the fact that both German and English-speaking users subscribed to her content. Nevertheless, Alice continued to use her knowledge of Italian, among other things. On the one hand, because she regularly exchanges ideas with Italian colleagues, and on the other, because she works with a web radio station.
The Corona crisis had a strong impact on the sports world and on interest in sports betting, primarily in the early days. Therefore, a fresh start was necessary and, on balance, Alice found the fields of activity that suited her best. She also writes articles for an agency on almost all disciplines as well as on eSports and content for a German online medium.
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football.