Netherlands vs USA. Netherlands are unbeaten in 10 World Cup games winning seven of them and three draws.They have won 13 of their previous 19 World Cup clashes with non-European opponent. USA on the other hand have lost 13 of their 23 clashes with European opponents at the World Cup.
The Dutch are shaping up to be a side to fear in the latter stages of this tournament. Despite that they fell at this stage of the Euros of last year, their record suggests that they won’t suffer a similar fate in World Cup.
Netherlands have kept five clean sheets in their previous six games at the finals. US edged out Iran to make it through Group B, but they lost their goal scorer Christian Pulisic to injury in that victory. He is a bit-part player for his club but also crucial for his country.
He has been directly involved in 6 goals in his last nine international appearances for USA. He has scored twice as many goals (22) for USA than any other player in the squad.
USA needs to overcome a poor record at this stage of the competition. They have lost three of their last four round of 16 matches in World Cup history. They are also winless in their last 11 World Cup games against European nations. In summery they have lost 13 of 23 games against European teams at the finals.
The Dutch have won four of their five meetings with the US and they come into the clash with seven wins from their last nine matches. Back them to see off the US to book a quarter-final place, with a 1-0 win my correct score prediction in favour of Netherlands.
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