Netherlands Ready to Win Against Ecuador? HiveBuzz World Cup Contest
I'm back again with a post about the FIFA World Cup 2022 to follow HiveBuzz World Cup Contest. Actually, I was a little sad when I checked the World Cup Ranking, because now I am ranked 100++ and only collect 8 badges. This is because I missed 2 matches i.e. Portugal vs Ghana and Brazil vs Serbia. I've voted through Ecency, but due to network issues the upvote I gave was not recorded. So I didn't get the badge from those 2 games. I hope this incident will not be repeated again 😊
Well let's start talking about the match between Netherlands vs Ecuador which will be held on Nov 25 2022 4:00PM (UTC). I chose the Netherlands who will win in this match. This choice is only based on the feeling I have because the Ecuadorian captain and scorer of 2 goals in the previous game against hosts Qatar, Enner Valencia suffered an injury and is doubtful that he can play against the Netherlands. This certainly had a negative impact on the Ecuador team.
In the first match, the two teams Netherlands and Ecuador got the leading points to conquer the opposing team with the exact same score of 2-0. The Ecuador national team started a shocking run in the inaugural league, by beating hosts Qatar 2 goals. From this condition I am sure that both teams will also play all out because whoever gets the full points will go into the round of 16.
Netherlands Team Squad
The Netherlands have the best players in their defender positions, Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Stefan de Vrij and Denzel Dumfries at Inter Milan, as well as Tyrell Malacia at Manchester United.
Virgil van Dijk as captain of the Netherlands team is one of the players who is difficult to pass. Virgil van Dijk transformed into the world's best defender after joining Premier League giants Liverpool. Van Dijk was brought in by Liverpool from Southampton for 76.19 million pounds or Rp 1.3 trillion in the middle of the 2017-2018 season. Having only been with the Reds for a season and a half, Van Dijk has already managed to present 3 titles. The title of the world's best defender is apparently not wrongly given to Van Dijk. Because there are only eight Premier League players who can pass Van Dijk since joining Liverpool.
The golden days of Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart are past, but that does not mean that the Netherlands lacks top personnel in the midfield. Frenkie de Jong is still one of the best.
Followed from Wikipedia, Frenkie de Jong (born 12 May 1997) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and the Netherlands national team. A versatile midfielder, he is known for his vision, passing, dribbling, technique, along with strong defensive abilities and attacking prowess. De Jong has frequently been ranked among the best midfielders in world football.
In the match against Sinegal, De Jong played the role of deep lying midfielder very well. His foresight to see the gap in chances resulted in the Netherlands' first goal scored by Ole Gakpo. De Jong made a total of 81 touches, 2 key passes, and 85% accurate passes in this match. He deserves to be named man of the match of the match.
Memphis Depay may be just a liner at Barcelona following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski, but he is still Van Gaal's mainstay starter. When fit, Depay will be paired with Steven Bergwijn, who successfully revitalised his career at Ajax after a spell with Tottenham.
Strikers like Vincent Janssen, Luuk de Jong and Wout Weghorst may not be the most reliable options, but they still have the expertise to offer and all three van Gaal have brought in.
In addition, some points that you must know :
- The Netherlands and Ecuador have only met 2 times, that is in friendly matches in 2006 and 2014, where the Netherlands won 1-0 and drew 1-1.
- The Netherlands is unbeaten in its last 16 matches (W12 D4 L0).
- The Netherlands has always scored at least 2 goals in 12 of its last 15 games.
- The Netherlands has always won in its last 4 matches.
- The Netherlands has always had a clean sheet in its last 3 matches.
- The Netherlands has won 6 of its last 8 World Cup matches (w6 D2 L0).
I think all these points are enough for me to pick the Netherlands in this game. I expect great results from the Netherlands national team. So that the Badge I get will increase hahaha 😁
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