2022 World Cup Tips and Predictions: Netherlands v USA & Argentina v Australia

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We are now at the World Cup last sixteen teams, which means the real tournament has finally started.

For many fans, the group stage is just a glimpse into how dramatic and action-packed this tournament can truly be.

There is a ton of studying and preparation being done by all teams who have advanced for their next opponents, as it could be their last match in the big dance.

Every nation wants to make their people proud and some real pressure situations will be put on the players very soon.

In this stage we are introduced to extra time and penalties if the regular game ends in a draw.

The added aspects to the World Cup games in the round of sixteen boosts the tournament up like no other.

Many countries have done well to get here, but now is where the real teams will be separated from the pretenders.

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Match Betting Previews

Netherlands versus United States of America - Saturday, December 3rd

The Netherlands is through to another knockout/playoff stage in 2022.

Their rich footballing history emphasizes the talent that goes through the country year in and year out.

Without a true top opponent in their group, Holland has a chance at making another run at the trophy in Qatar.

The breakout story of the cup from their roster so far has been star PSV striker Cody Gapko.

The 23-year-old superstar is gaining traction and eyes from all over the world.

In three games, the striker has amassed just as many goals.

He has demonstrated all abilities, whether it be outside the box or timed finishing within the area.

This team is not necessarily their strongest in decades, but they have a ton of talent with veteran experience.

They will head into this matchup with the United States as deserved favourites.

The United States is buzzing, and the country believes they are finally considered a footballing or “Soccer” nation.

Christian Pulisic led his team to victory after scoring the deciding goal in the first half against Iran to get out of group play just a few days back.

This team has surprised many not only with its results, but its competitive spirit.

Players like Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah have done extremely well under pressure and turned opposing midfields to dust.

Add that to their stacked talent within the attacking portions of the pitch and you have a recipe for success.

The U.S. are going to be underdogs in this match, but they will not believe they are. They have a legitimate shot at the quarterfinals so don’t sleep on them.

Betting Prediction - Draw in regular time between two composed rosters, with the Netherlands edging it out during Extra time.

Argentina versus Australia - Saturday, December 3rd

Lionel Messi and Argentina have responded to the noise and have gotten through their group in first place after a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the World Cup.

Argentina showed that they are back to their world-beating form over two games against both Mexico and Poland.

Their dominance was heavily on display, and although Lionel Messi wasn’t at his best, his teammates stepped up big time.

Stars such as Julian Alvarez, Enzo Fernandez, and others shined brightest in the spotlight.

There is no doubt now how far this team can go, especially with a fairly decent draw against a less talented Australia side.

Australia is emphatically through to the round of sixteen after taking out Denmark with a victory on Wednesday.

The Danes were shell shocked and as a result, have let the men from down under go through.

Betting Prediction - Argentina to win this matchup by 2 goals or more with the Asian handicap for goals of -1.5 being the bet of the day!