Tension is heightening as we are in the knockout stages of the World Cup, with the Netherlands and Argentina going toe-to-toe at Lusail Stadium. The upcoming round of 8 match will kick off on Friday. Having come this far in the World Cup, the Netherlands and Argentina won’t budge without putting up a serious fight. We could be in for a long night at the Lusail Stadium on Friday. Netherlands go into their game this coming Friday as number 8 in the FIFA world ranking, and Argentina enter the match as number 3.
Netherlands vs Argentina Match predictions
The Netherlands claimed all three points eight times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in zero of the games in this run. Argentina have won eight of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing one in this series of matches. The Dutch are on an amazing streak of now 19 games in a row without defeat. They are also on an amazing streak of now 12 games at home in a row without defeat. Argentina struck a rich vein of form some weeks back, as they are now without defeat in nothing less than 15 away matches in a row.
The Netherlands saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten games for Argentina, who scored 2.7 times on average in those matches. The Dutch scored at least one goal in their last 19 matches. Argentina managed to score at least once in their previous 13 matches.
The Netherlands scored the first goal of the match an impressive eight times in the last ten home games. Astonishingly, Argentina scored the opening goal of the match in nine of their last ten games. Argentina have won to nil in their last 3 away games. The Dutch managed to open the scoreline in no less than nine of their previous 10 games. Their opponent from Argentina performed a similar feat as they scored the opener in ten of their last 10 games.
Netherlands vs Argentina Stats
- The Netherlands have not lost the last 19 matches in a row
- The Netherlands have scored in 31 of the last 32 matches
- The Netherlands have won 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 Netherlands matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- The Netherlands have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Argentina have not lost 39 of the last 40 matches
- Argentina have scored in 36 of the last 38 matches
- Argentina have won 7 of the last 9 matches without conceding a goal
- In 17 of the last 19 Argentina matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Argentina have won 8 of the last 9 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
Netherlands vs Argentina Preview
Their last three matches saw Netherlands drawing 1-1 with Ecuador, before taking out Qatar by 2-0, and USA by 3-1. The Netherlands have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing to draw two of the games in the process. They suffered defeat zero times. The Dutch scored 2.2 goals on average in their past ten matches, hitting the target 22 times. They conceded eight goals, an average of 0.8 and pulled off four clean sheets.
Argentina are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Mexico got left behind in a 2-0 win, before Poland got hammered in a 0-2 victory. Australia was the most recent victim in a 2-1 win for Argentina. Argentina have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing one draw of the games in the process. They were defeated one time in this run. Argentina average of 2.7 goals per game, scoring 27 goals in their past ten matches. They conceded four goals in total, or an average of 0.4 per game, achieving a clean sheet seven times as well.