Tonight, the Dutch will compete in their seventh quarterfinal and Argentina will play in their tenth world cup quarterfinal. The Dutch reached the final three times in their last 8 world cup attempts.
The last time, Lionel Messi’s team was ousted in the Round of 16 after falling to Germany in the final. They once again got off to an unexpected FIFA World Cup 2022 start, losing to Saudi Arabia 1-2 in their first game. Contrarily, Louis van Gaal’s team is unbeaten so far in the competition.
Netherlands vs Argentina Preview
The only team in the world features the greatest player of all time, Lionel Messi like Argentina does. Argentinian will need to play much as a team – without relying just on Messi – since the Dutch will be especially cautious of him. However, talents like Julian Alvarez have already scored twice in the competition for the South American squad.
Lionel Messi must be stopped, and Dutch defenders Jurrien Timber and Nathan Ake will have a crucial part to play. The Dutch beat the USA 3-1 to advance to the round of eight with a strong showing in the Round of 16.
The Oranje gave their American opponents a dose of ruthlessness to get to the quarterfinals for the third straight season. To advance to the semi-finals against Argentina, they will need to score numerous goals.
Netherlands vs Argentina Head-to-Head
Argentina has struggled to convert in each of their last three matches against the Dutch. Argentina and the Dutch have faced off in five FIFA World Cups. Argentina won just one of these five contests, while the Dutch won two of them.
Two contests were drawn. Nine games have been played between these 2 teams in total. Three games were won by Argentina, four by the Netherlands, and two were drawn.
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|Venue||Lusail Iconic Stadium|
Netherlands vs Argentina Prediction
The match between Argentina as well as the Netherlands will be fiercely contested. Eventually, Messi’s team will have the upper hand and triumph 2-1 to advance to the semifinals.