The Netherlands Team Info – Aiming for a Fourth Final
The Netherlands are certainly a team to look out for in the upcoming World Cup. Despite not winning any major tournaments in recent years, the Dutch team has quite an exceptional record in the World Cup, for such a small populated nation. They have reached the World Cup final on 3 separate occasions, but have yet to win their first World Cup. They have also finished in third and fourth place. In 2018, the Netherlands failed to qualify for the World Cup, after narrowly missing third behind France and Sweden. Since then, many players have hung up their boots, but in their place, there are many new faces.
In goal, they have Jasper Cillessen or Tim Kruul. In defence, they have a lot of squad depth, including players such as Virgil van Dijk, Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Nathan Ake, and Denzel Dumfries. Their midfield include Steven Berghuis and Davy Klassen, who play for Ajax, as well as Frenkie de Jong, Donny van de Beek, and Georginio Wijnaldum. Memphis Depay is their key striker, and he has scored 42 goals from 80 caps. Next to him, there are no forwards who have reached double figures, but they do not have the same number of caps as Depay. These include Steven Bergwijn, Donyell Malen, and Wout Weghorst.
Qatar Team Info – Pressing the Home Advantage
Qatar will enter the World Cup for the first time in 2022. They are the hosts, and therefore automatically qualified for the event. It will be a truly historic World Cup for the team, who's ambition will definitely include reaching a round of 16 place finish at the very least. They will have quite a tough task to beat the Netherlands in their last game, but if they have already picked up enough points from the games against Ecuador and Senegal, then they may not need to win their third game. Home advantage will definitely play in favour of Qatar, especially given the fact that all of their national players ply their trade in the domestic, Qatar Stars League. Managed by Spaniard Felix Sanchez since 2017, the team won the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, and finished third in the 2021 Arab Cup.
Almoez Ali played a big role in guiding Qatar to their AFC Asian Cup win in 2019, scoring 9 goals during the competition. He is joined at the front by captain Hassan Al-Haydos, and Akram Afif, who are both prolific goal scorers. There are many experienced players in the midfield including players such as Karim Boudiaf, Ali Assadalla, Abdulaziz Hatem, and in defence Ro-Ro, Abdelkarim Hassan, and Boualem Khoukhi. In goal, they have Saad Al Sheeb, as well as a younger backup option in Meshaal Barsham.
The Netherlands vs Qatar Head-to-head
The Netherlands and Qatar have never played against each other before. No players in the Qatari team play outside Qatar at club level, and none of the current Dutch squad have played in Qatar, so it will be extremely difficult to predict what will happen in the group.
The Netherlands vs Qatar Betting Preview
The odds will definitely favour the Netherlands, as they are a higher ranking team and they have reached the World Cup final on three separate occasions. Their players are also more well known and play in more competitive leagues than the Qatari one. You can find a huge selection of bets for the game between the Netherlands and Qatar. These will include all types of bets on the match result, goals, what will happen in each half, and many more.
Handicaps are bets on a team to win by a specified margin or more, or to not lose by more than a specified margin. They are basically positive and negative numbers that are added or subtracted from the team’s score at the end of the game, and to win, the team must still be in the lead after the score has been modified. There are a few different types of handicap.
If you bet on the Netherlands to win the game with a handicap of -2.5, this will require the Netherlands to win the game by at least 3 goals. If you apply a handicap of -2, this will also require the Netherlands to win the game at least 3 goals clear of Qatar, but if they only finish 2 goals clear, then your original stake will return to you. If you apply a handicap of -2.25, this will split the bet in two, with half the money going on a bet of -2 and the other on -2.5. If the Netherlands wins by more than 3 goals you win the bet, but if they only win by 2, then half of your money will be returned.
With halftime/fulltime bets, you will need to predict the outcome at the end of the first half and at the end of the game. You can find all the possible outcomes, such as the Netherlands/the Netherlands, Draw/Qatar, Draw/Draw, and so on.
Over/Under Total Goals
You can make your predictions on how many goals you think both Qatar and the Netherlands will score in the game with total goals bets. Here, you will find numerous betting lines, such as 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, and so on, and you can pick a line and then bet on whether the game will finish with over or under that number of goals.
You can find the odds on Memphis Depay to score, or Steven Bergwijn, Frenkie de Jong, or Almoez Ali for Qatar, and many more. There will not only be bets for any player in either team to score, but there will also be more specific bets such as a certain player to score the opening goal, or a certain player to score the final goal of the game.
And Lots More
You will find many bets that may tickle your fancy in our long list of bets for the Netherlands vs Qatar. There can be bets such as the Netherlands to win 3-0, the Netherlands to win by a margin of 2, either team to score in the first 20 minutes, Qatar to keep a clean sheet, the Netherlands to score 4 or more goals, and all the different variations of these bets possible.
If you want to go for some mammoth odds, you can try out match combos, where we make combinations with multiple bets. You can find bets such as the Netherlands to win and the game to end with 3 or more goals, Qatar to win and both teams to score, Qatar to score the first goal and the Netherlands to win, both teams to score and the Netherlands to win the first half, and so on.
Group stage matches are always played in rapid succession, and you will find that there are masses of bets available for each match. This is why we urge you to be careful when betting not to spend more money than you can afford to lose. If you need some tips on how you can make budgets and control your gambling, then you can check out gambleaware.co.uk, where there is a lot of useful information.