Netherlands vs Argentina.
A replay of the 1978 World Cup Final will take place between the Netherlands and Argentina in the quarterfinals. All of the players on both teams and a large portion of the audience won't be old enough to recall Argentina's victory at home more than 44 years ago. Having defeated the Americans 3-1, the Netherlands has advanced to the quarterfinal.
While Poland can be regarded as being in the second division, the Oranje are one of the best football teams in Europe. Van Gaal can employ his first-choice XI because he has no recent injury concerns. The Dutch last time out began their onslaught with Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo. Depay scored for the Netherlands, showing how well it worked. Again, 3-4-1-2 will be Van Gaal's formation.
Although the team has played well defensively, something still seems to be lacking. La Albiceleste advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating a resolute Australia 2-1 in the round of 16. As he continues to carry the squad through the competition, Messi scored his third goal of the event.
The Paris Saint-Germain player has consistently been Argentina's greatest player and, on sometimes, the only valuable player in the team. Argentina's first "serious" test will be against the Netherlands. Although Argentina faced Poland in the group stage, the Netherlands are a superior team.
For this prediction: Draw or Argentina to win this match.
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