The Netherlands needs points from this game to guarantee their spot in the knockout stages, while Qatar has already been eliminated after losing their first two games. The hosts, meanwhile, won’t capitulate that lightly. In any event, the following are our top bets for this game:
Netherlands to Win-to-Nil
We have supported Louis van Gaal’s team to win all three points and a clean sheet, and we expect the Netherlands to play at their peak against their own country. The Netherlands will always have a strong foundation at the defense with players like van Dijk, de Ligt, and de Vrij, and we think they will contain the Qatari strikers in the last round of group matches. After all, Qatar only scored once in the first two games while the Netherlands have only allowed one goal. In light of this, we don’t anticipate Qatar being able to score in opposition to such a strong defensive line.
Memphis Depay to Score
The top striker and most likely goal scorer for the Netherlands going into this World Cup was Memphis Depay. Despite this, Depay has yet to score, having failed to do so in Qatar’s opening two World Cup games. Since Qatar is the group’s weakest squad, we can now foresee it happening as the Netherlands likely scores numerous goals against them. Depay is also on the verge of tying Robin van Persie for the Netherlands’ all-time scoring lead, and we predict that he will net at least one goal against Qatar on Tuesday.
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