2022 World Cup Tips and Predictions: Quarter Final 2 - Netherlands v Argentina

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The second match of the first day of quarter finals is set to take place between the Netherlands and Argentina.

Two countries with high expectations for their placings this World Cup will have their journeys ended or extended this Friday.

Prideful players, fans, and people from top to bottom, this matchup brings one of the best European footballing nations against South America’s football heritage.

Both teams will be more than ready to face each other after nearly a week of preparation after their round of sixteen matches.

This World Cup has been fairly consistent for both sides, besides that early upset for Argentina against Saudi Arabia.

A spot in the last four awaits either of these countries, making it all that more to play for.

Neither of these nations believe they should back down from the other, and the best player in football will be looking to decide his fate for one last time.

On the other side a ton of upcoming talent is looking to etch their names in the history books.

Stake.com will deliver this promising QF matchup in full perspective with the most betting options and best odds on the web!

Netherlands versus Argentina - December 9th

The country of former legends of the game like Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben, Johan Cruyff and many more looks to continue on the path of greatness.

This Holland side is managed by Louis Van Gaal, one of the most respected countrymen in the sport.

Although Netherlands hasn’t blasted off the ground with explosive plays in every match, they have done the dirty work and progressed through to the quarter finals.

The key man to look for in this year’s iteration of the roster, is PSV striker Cody Gapko.

The 23-year-old prodigy is starting to pop up on the radar of not only the top clubs, but the whole world. He has been sensational, with three goals in four competitions thus far.

As a holistic team, the Netherlands have demonstrated immense discipline in all of their matches.

The scoring prowess is not on par with former teams, but they can clear their lines and frustrate teams on the counter.

Memphis Depay and Daley Blind are now some of the veterans of this squad, with the opposite being the case in 2014.

This side is vastly underrated by many and will put up a great fight against the Argentine side.

Argentina wants to push the pedal to the metal, and after a stumble at the start of the race, now looks to be cooking up something special.

Lionel Messi and his compatriots are reflecting their abilities, and why they were so highly touted before the tournament.

A match unbeaten streak of 21 games before this tournament, Argentina has a rich mine of attacking talent.

Their defence has been one of the bigger causes for concern in the past few weeks, though.

Although they are deserved favourites to start this matchup, a lot can go wrong within the 90 minutes and extra time + penalties.

There is going to be a build-up of pressure on who many would consider the “GOAT” of the sport.

Coming up clutch in big games tends to be a good indicator of one’s abilities.

Although Messi is not in his prime, he will leave his heart on the pitch in order to advance to the next round.

Argentina will play a more possession-based game with chances to open up the defence with precise passing and pace on the ball.

This game will likely come down to a few key moments, as we can see a stalemate of the ball throughout the first half of the game.

Betting Prediction - The under on Asian total for goals looks fairly enticing, as well as the Netherlands +.5 spread in regular time.