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Netherlands vs Ecuador Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

3:35 AM EDT 11/3/22
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The European nation are big favorites to get the win against their South American opponents and the Oranje should be backed to get the job done

Netherlands will try to get a positive result in their second Group A fixture against Ecuador, taking place on Friday, Nov. 25. The Oranje come into the tournament in top form.

Ecuador will likely be content with a draw in a match where they’re facing one of the top teams in the tournament. They have tied in five of their last six competitive matches.

Will Netherlands earn three points against a less proven opponent? Or will Ecuador pull off the upset and get closer to qualifying for the knockout round?

Let's take a look at the current betting odds to find the best bets and props for this Group A match.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Current Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Netherlands (-147) | Draw (+280) | Ecuador (+400)
  • Draw No Bet: Netherlands (-400) | Ecuador (+260)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-130) | Under 2.5 (-111)

Netherlands vs Ecuador odds are current as of Tuesday, Nov. 1, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

Netherlands come in as a reasonably priced favorite, giving them some value here, especially when you consider how well they've played lately.

Oddsmakers project this to be a high-scoring game, highlighting Netherlands' capabilities of filling up the scoresheet. However, we need to consider Ecuador's recent struggles up front.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction

Netherlands 3-0 Ecuador

Netherlands won their UEFA World Cup qualifying group, earning 23 of a potential 30 points while scoring 33 goals in 10 matches. They have followed that up by going unbeaten in Nations League, which includes two wins against Belgium.

This is a team stacked with talent, including world-class players like defender Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Veteran manager Louis van Gaal has them playing at a high level right now, making them one of the more dangerous sides in the tournament.

On the other side, we have an Ecuador team that comes into the World Cup in underwhelming form. After finishing fourth in CONMEBOL qualifying, they have gone 0-5-1 in their last six matches. This includes 0-0 draws against Saudi Arabia and Japan.

Their recent struggles to score goals will be bad news against Netherlands, who project as one of the higher scoring teams in the tournament. They will need a strong performance from winger Michael Estrada, who scored six goals during qualifying.

Simply put, I don't think Ecuador has enough firepower to match up with Netherlands, especially with the Dutch side coming in top form.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Betting Tips

  • Netherlands won their qualifying group and finished first in their Nations League group.
  • The Oranje have gone 15-3-2 in 20 competitive matches with van Gaal at the helm.
  • Ecuador have gone winless in their last six matches, scoring only four goals during that stretch.
  • Ecuador narrowly edged Peru for the fourth spot in CONMEBOL qualifying.

Netherlands vs Ecuador Best Bets

➕ Netherlands Wins (-147) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I have no problem laying some juice on Netherlands to get it done here. They're the superior side that is playing at a high level right now. It's going to be difficult for Ecuador to keep up with them.

Look out for Memphis Depay, who tied for the lead with 12 goals in UEFA qualifying. He followed that up with three goals in Nations League. Depay has a good chance at finding a goal here.