The group stage World Cup 2022 is over and now the spectators are waiting for the confrontation in 1/8. Teams from groups A and B will face each other in the first match. The Netherlands team will face the USA. The teams played quite well in the first matches and managed to reach the playoffs without any problems. Now there is no room for error and every match can be the last in the fight for the World Cup.
The World Cup 2022 matches of the group stage are often the most difficult, as it is not clear what to expect from a particular team. When the playoff stage begins, many teams are already ready for their opponent. Let’s look at the results of the group stage matches of each of the teams.
The Dutch national team was met by group A with such rivals as: Senegal, Ecuador and the hosts of the championship - Qatar. Despite the fact that at first glance these are not the strongest teams, they failed to take all 9 points.
Two wins and one draw - this is the result shown by the Netherlands team, having played the first matches. They managed to take 3 points in the match with Senegal (2:0) and Qatar (2:0), but the Ecuador national team brought them some problems and the match ended in a draw - 1:1. In general, this was quite enough for the Dutch to safely reach the playoffs, with which we congratulate them.
How the US team held group meetings
Group B accepted the US national team into its ranks and prepared such rivals for it as: the national team of England, Iran and Wales. Quite an interesting selection of teams, especially considering the ethnicity and native language of the teams. All meetings turned out to be quite principled, and although the England team looked like a clear favorite in the group, the United States managed to rebuff them.
In total, here are the results of the matches the USA had in the group stage: two draws and a victory were enough for them to reach the playoffs. They tied with Wales (1:1) and with the British (0:0), but the Iranian team lost to them with a score (0:1).
Forecast for the match USA - the Netherlands. Who will go further?
The US team performed very well in the group stage and it is immediately clear that the team is ready to fight for the World Cup. But whether she will be able to withstand a strong enough Dutch team is a question. It seems that on paper the Dutch are stronger and more experienced than the Americans and there is more chance for them to go further.
Of the probable outcomes, I would like to note such as “total under goals” and “individual total USA”. This team knows how to play with the “top” squads and the England team served as a great example.
|Total Goals - 2.5M||1.61|
|US individual total - 1B||2.81|
Main odds for the match 1/8 Netherlands - USA
|Dutch victory||Draw||US victory|