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Netherlands vs Ecuador Predictions & Tips - Netherlands to win again at the World Cup

25 Nov 2022
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Eddy Tora 25 Nov 2022
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Netherlands have won to nil in their last 3 matches (Getty)

Netherlands vs Ecuador Predictions


Netherlands have the superior side here and Ecuador have doubts surrounding star striker Enner Valencia. I am backing the Dutch to come away with a narrow victory.
  • Netherlands vs Ecuador Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Netherlands Form
  • Netherlands Squad & Team News
  • Ecuador Form
  • Ecuador Squad & Team News
  • Netherlands vs Ecuador Live Stream FAQ

  • Netherlands have won 6 of their last 7 matches.
  • Netherlands have won to nil in their last 3 matches.
  • Ecuador have seen under 2.5 goals in 13 of their last 14 matches.
  • Ecuador have kept clean sheets in their last 7 matches.

Head to Head


This will be the first competitive match between Netherlands and Ecuador. 

Netherlands Form


Netherlands finished two points above Turkey in Group G of the World Cup qualifiers, winning seven games with two draws and a defeat.

Louis van Gaal’s side kept rolling in the Nations League, topping League A/4 that included Wales, Poland and Belgium.

Netherlands started the World Cup with a 2-0 win against Senegal. They left it late with Cody Gakpo opening the scoring in the 84th minute and Davy Klaassen wrapping it up deep into added time.

Netherlands Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Remko Pasveer 8 November 1983 (age 39) 2 0 Ajax
GK Justin Bijlow 22 January 1998 (age 24) 6 0 Feyenoord
GK Andries Noppert 7 April 1994 (age 28) 1 0 Heerenveen
DF Jurriën Timber 17 June 2001 (age 21) 10 0 Ajax
DF Matthijs de Ligt 12 August 1999 (age 23) 39 2 Bayern Munich
DF Virgil van Dijk (captain) 8 July 1991 (age 31) 50 6 Liverpool
DF Nathan Aké 18 February 1995 (age 27) 30 3 Manchester City
DF Stefan de Vrij 5 February 1992 (age 30) 59 3 Internazionale
DF Tyrell Malacia 17 August 1999 (age 23) 6 0 Manchester United
DF Daley Blind 9 March 1990 (age 32) 95 2 Ajax
DF Denzel Dumfries 18 April 1996 (age 26) 38 5 Internazionale
DF Jeremie Frimpong 10 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Bayer Leverkusen
MF Steven Berghuis 19 December 1991 (age 30) 40 2 Ajax
MF Davy Klaassen 21 February 1993 (age 29) 36 10 Ajax
MF Marten de Roon 29 March 1991 (age 31) 31 0 Atalanta
MF Teun Koopmeiners 28 February 1998 (age 24) 11 1 Atalanta
MF Frenkie de Jong 12 May 1997 (age 25) 46 1 Barcelona
MF Kenneth Taylor 16 May 2002 (age 20) 2 0 Ajax
MF Xavi Simons 21 April 2003 (age 19) 0 0 PSV
FW Steven Bergwijn 8 October 1997 (age 25) 25 7 Ajax
FW Cody Gakpo 7 May 1999 (age 23) 10 4 PSV
FW Luuk de Jong 27 August 1990 (age 32) 38 8 PSV
FW Memphis Depay 13 February 1994 (age 28) 82 42 Barcelona
FW Noa Lang 17 June 1999 (age 23) 5 1 Club Brugge
FW Vincent Janssen 15 June 1994 (age 28) 21 7 Antwerp
FW Wout Weghorst 7 August 1992 (age 30) 15 3 Beşiktaş

Goalkeepers Jasper Cillessen and Tim Krul were left out with defender Bruno Martins Indi and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum injured.

Midfielder Marten de Roon and forward Memphis Depay came off the bench against Senegal and are closer to starting.

Depay has scored 42 goals in 82 internationals.

Ecuador Form


Ecuador failed to win in their final four World Cup qualifiers, scraping through to qualify in fourth place.

Gustavo Alfaro’s side played six friendlies to prepare for the tournament, resulting in two 1-0 wins against Nigeria and Cape Verde and four 0-0 draws.

Ecuador started the World Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win against Qatar, Enner Valencia scoring both goals in the first half.

Ecuador Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Hernán Galíndez 30 March 1987 (age 35) 13 0 Aucas
GK Moisés Ramírez 9 September 2000 (age 22) 2 0 Independiente del Valle
GK Alexander Domínguez 5 June 1987 (age 35) 68 0 LDU Quito
DF Félix Torres 11 January 1997 (age 25) 18 2 Santos Laguna
DF Piero Hincapié 9 January 2002 (age 20) 22 1 Bayer Leverkusen
DF Robert Arboleda 22 October 1991 (age 31) 33 2 São Paulo
DF William Pacho 16 October 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Antwerp
DF Pervis Estupiñán 21 January 1998 (age 24) 29 3 Brighton & Hove Albion
DF Xavier Arreaga 28 September 1994 (age 28) 18 1 Seattle Sounders FC
DF Ángelo Preciado 18 February 1998 (age 24) 26 0 Genk
DF Diego Palacios 12 July 1999 (age 23) 12 0 Los Angeles FC
DF Jackson Porozo 4 August 2000 (age 22) 5 0 Troyes
MF José Cifuentes 12 March 1999 (age 23) 12 0 Los Angeles FC
MF Carlos Gruezo 19 April 1995 (age 27) 45 1 FC Augsburg
MF Ángel Mena 21 January 1988 (age 34) 46 7 León
MF Jeremy Sarmiento 16 June 2002 (age 20) 10 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
MF Gonzalo Plata 1 November 2000 (age 22) 31 5 Valladolid
MF Jhegson Méndez 26 April 1997 (age 25) 33 0 Los Angeles FC
MF Alan Franco 21 August 1998 (age 24) 26 1 Talleres
MF Moisés Caicedo 2 November 2001 (age 21) 26 2 Brighton & Hove Albion
FW Ayrton Preciado 17 July 1994 (age 28) 25 3 Santos Laguna
FW Romario Ibarra 24 September 1994 (age 28) 26 3 Pachuca
FW Michael Estrada 7 April 1996 (age 26) 26 8 Cruz Azul
FW Enner Valencia 4 November 1989 (age 33) 75 37 Fenerbahçe
FW Djorkaeff Reasco 18 January 1999 (age 23) 4 0 Newell's Old Boys
FW Kevin Rodríguez 4 March 2000 (age 22) 2 0 Imbabura

Enner Valencia came off injured against Qatar and is a doubtful. He has scored 37 goals in 75 internationals.

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Verdict

Netherlands have more quality and Ecuador’s star striker Enner Valencia is doubtful. I am backing Louis van Gaal’s side to win 1-0 and take a big step towards the Round of 16.

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