Netherlands will take on Ecuador. The match will take place at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Friday, November 25, 2018.
Netherlands continued their positive streak in the first round. The Oranges won their first match of the tournament. Senegal was also a strong opponent. The African champion displayed their strength and the most important thing is that they know how to attack without Mane who was injured earlier this month. The Dutch’s unexpected hero was Noppert, a 203 cm goalkeeper from Heerenveen. This 28-year-old goalkeeper made a debut in the match and is remembered for his many good saves. His “field” teammates in the end put pressure on the opposition, scoring twice. Gakpo’s decisive goal is strikingly similar to Van Persie’s goal. This was the starting point of the national team’s 2014 campaign for bronze. Van Gaal was also the coach of the national team.
Ecuador celebrated the victory on their return to the main stage. The “Tricolor” survived a string of scandals. It seemed at first that I would have no choice but to skip the World Cup. But, not for sporting reasons. After the successful qualification, it was revealed that Castillo’s defender had been naturalized using fake documents. They also said that everything had been bought before the first match. Eight Ecuadorians were purchased for 7.4million, and the hosts will win the second half with the goal. The Latin Americans had already scored twice in the 31st minute, both times Enner Valencia being the man of the match. Enner scored again, but a VAR official saw an offside. They could save their resources for the next match, even though they lost the first half to Qatar.
Twice, the national teams have played friendly matches. The Netherlands won 2006 by 1-0. In 2014, the sides traded goals. Although the Netherlands won against Senegal with some luck, they still prevailed. We bet on the Dutch to win against a more straightforward opponent.
Prediction: Netherlands to Win