Netherlands vs Qatar.
Louis van Gaal, the manager of the Netherlands, said that his team must improve a lot after their unremarkable performance in the 1-1 draw with Ecuador last time out. Netherlands only needs a point against the already eliminated World Cup hosts Qatar to advance from the group stage. Quite fortunately, the Dutch scored the game's sole goal with their only shot on target.
For a Dutch team that has only lost one of their last 25 international games, securing just one point shouldn't be unreasonable. Not to mention that the Oranje placed second and third in their previous two World Cup competitions; therefore, they will be aiming for a victory that might help them secure first place and a matchup with the Group B runners-up in the round of sixteen.
The five teams in Group A of the European World Cup qualifiers were paired with Sánchez's team in a series of friendlies, so they do have some experience playing against European opponents. Qatar may have grown from the experience, but considering that their only victories during that stretch against UEFA nations came against Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.
For this prediction: Draw or Netherlands to win this match.
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