A Look Ahead to the Match Between the USA and the Netherlands
The Dutch did not have any performances that were particularly noteworthy during the group stage. The Netherlands’ major objective at this point in the World Cup is to defeat the United States and advance to the quarterfinals. However, they would be thrilled if they could start playing better.
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The Dutch national team has had a lackluster performance so far in this competition, but they still finished first in their group after posting a record of two wins, one tie, and one loss in their matches against Senegal, Ecuador, and Qatar.
There is no question that this tactic is successful, despite the fact that Coach Louis van Gaal ordered the media to “fly home if the game was so dreadfully dull.”
Van Gaal is undefeated in his 10 World Cup appearances as a coach, not including any matches decided by penalty shootouts. Only Felipe Scolari (12) and Mario Zagallo (11) have started their careers in the finals with lengthier unbeaten runs.
It would seem that the players are on board with what the coach is trying to do, as Marten de Roon said that “We are looking, that is apparent.” We hope it gets better, we all hope so.
However, the primary objective here is to advance to the subsequent round. We are not intentionally playing poorly in this match. Is it possible that one of you already knows the answer?
“Of course, it would be ideal for us to play everyone off the carpet, win every game by a score of 5-0, and win the world championship, but things aren’t quite that straightforward. On Saturday, the outcome of the game is more important than how we got there. Even with the use of penalty kicks if that becomes required.
“It doesn’t bother me if I win the world championship without having played a really impressive match. The fact that we haven’t been defeated is a great development. That could also inspire optimism in us that things can only get better from here on out.
In four of their previous five appearances at the World Cup, the Dutch have advanced to at least the quarterfinals, with the exception of 2006 when they were eliminated in the last 16.
In the meanwhile, the United States has only managed to come out on top once, against Mexico in 2002, after losing three of its four matches in the round of 16.
They have only won one of their five matches against the Netherlands, and those matches have all been friendly competitions. However, that win came in the 2015 match, which was the most recent of its kind. But in terms of their performance as of late, the United States have been going undefeated through their group stage matches against Wales, England, and Iran without allowing any open-play goals to be scored against them. This has led to a more upbeat atmosphere in the country. This is at least in part due to the outstanding performance in the midfield by Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah, and Weston McKennie, who are leading a squad that has completed 75.1% of its passes heading into the final third of the field. As we move into the final game in the group stage on Friday, this places us seventh overall in the competition, after Spain, Argentina, Portugal, France, Germany, and Brazil.
Watch Out For These Players
Cody Gakpo is from the Netherlands.
Memphis Depay was the forward that received the most of the attention leading up to the competition; however, the Netherlands now have a new star. Gakpo scored the first goal for Oranje in all three of their group games, with David Villa in 2010 becoming the last player at a single World Cup to score the first goal in four different matches.
Christian Pulisic of the United States
Despite suffering an injury in the last game against Iran, Pulisic anticipates being able to play in this one, and his comeback will be eagerly anticipated. The winger has been directly involved in both of the United States’ goals throughout the competition, and he has scored twice as many goals (22) for the United States men’s national team than any other player on Gregg Berhalter’s side.
Prediction for the Match Between the United States and the Netherlands
Even though the Netherlands haven’t been doing very well, the supercomputer believes they will maintain their winning streak. They now have a 51.9% advantage over the competition.
The forecast made by the United States of America has a probability of 22.0%, while a draw that results in penalties has a possibility of 26.1%.
Forecast for the Match Between the United States and the Netherlands
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