Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the World Cup match between Netherlands and Ecuador. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
The Netherlands take on Ecuador in round two of the World Cup group stage. The upcoming game will take place at Khalifa International Stadium this coming Friday.
Following the opening round of the World Cup matches in Group A, the Netherlands are number one with three points, while Ecuador have three points as number two. The Oranje also enter their upcoming game placed as number 8 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to their opponents, who enter the game ranked number 44 in the world.
The Netherlands are highly expected to win their group. They are even allowed a genuine dream of seeing the final at the World Cup. It has the look of a close battle to get through the group, but with their qualifying campaign in mind, Ecuador could pose a threat to most opponents.
Current position in the World Cup standings: Netherlands vs Ecuador
Against Senegal, the Netherlands claimed a very gratifying 2-0 win in their first match of the World Cup tournament. It leaves them in a superb position before the upcoming next challenge on Friday. Ecuador danced away from their opening match with a solid 2-0 victory at the expense of Qatar. A more or less perfect way to start off the World Cup, giving themselves a strong position.
Team form: Netherlands vs Ecuador
The Netherlands are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 0-2 win against Poland. They went on to beat Belgium by 1-0, before also getting the better of Senegal in a 0-2 victory. The Oranje won eight of their last 10 matches, while drawing two in a run that saw them avoid defeat all together.
Ecuador look solid currently after going three matches unbeaten, which started by drawing 0-0 against Japan. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Iraq in a 0-0 draw, before taking out Qatar in a 0-2 win. The Tri claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew six of the games, whilst losing one.
Betting stats and facts for Netherlands and Ecuador
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Netherlands and Ecuador played across all tournaments.
- The Netherlands have not lost 28 of the last 30 matches
- The Netherlands have scored in 28 of the last 29 matches
- The Netherlands have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- The Netherlands have won 8 of the last 10 matches
- The Netherlands have won the last 3 matches in a row and the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 21 of the last 23 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 14 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Ecuador have not lost 15 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 0.5
In-form players: Netherlands vs Ecuador
Cody Gakpo is the most prolific scorer for the home team, with three goals recently. The Netherlands will undoubtedly rely on him to shine once again in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Ecuador will be looking to Enner Valencia, hoping he can add to his current total of four goals in his latest game.
Popular betting markets: Netherlands vs Ecuador
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, the Netherlands won eight times, drew two and lost zero times. Ecuador claimed three wins, drew six times and lost one in their last 10 games across all tournaments. The Oranje won their last 4 matches in a row. They are also on a fine streak of 9 matches without defeat at home. Ecuador are on a great streak of 8 matches without losing.
Both teams to score
The Netherlands scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Ecuador got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. The Netherlands have won to nil in 3 consecutive games. Ecuador have not conceded a goal in 7 consecutive games. The Netherlands have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than eight times in their previous 10 outings. Ecuador scored the first goal of the game in four of their last 10 games.
The Netherlands saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in one of Ecuador’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.7 goals in these matches. The Netherlands managed to score at least once in their previous 16 matches. Amazingly, Ecuador didn’t concede a single goal in their last 7 matches.
Betting suggestion: Netherlands vs Ecuador
The match between Netherlands and Ecuador should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this World Cup game.