The round of 16 matches will kick off on December 3, after topping group A, the Netherlands will face the USA, runner-ups of Group B. Netherlands defeated Senegal and Qatar in the group stages and the USA came to the knockouts undefeated. The USMNT looked promising in this world cup and they have not conceded any non-penalty goal yet. They looked balanced in every section of the field, especially against England. The Netherlands are undefeated in their last 17 matches.
USA vs Netherlands: Schedule, Where to watch, Head to Head, Facts, Lineups, Prediction
|Match||USA vs Netherlands|
|Date||December 3, 2022 (Saturday)|
|Stadium||Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar|
|Kick-off||10:00 A.M. (ET) and 15:00 P.M. (GMT)|
2. Where To Watch
|In the USA||On TV: Fox Sports, FS1, Telemundo|
Streaming: Peacock, fuboTV
|In the UK||BBC and ITV|
3. Head to Head
4. Last 5 Matches
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- Coach: Gregg Berhalter
- Current FIFA world ranking: 16
- World Cup titles: 0
- World Cup appearances: 9
- How the USMNT qualified: Qualified automatically from CONCACAF (3rd place)
- Key players: Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie
- Coach: Louis van Gaal
- Current FIFA world ranking: 8
- World Cup titles: 0
- World Cup appearances: 11 (3-time runner-up)
- How the Netherlands qualified: Winner of UEFA qualifying group
- Key players: Cody Gakpo, Virgil Van Dijk, F. De Jong
6. Predicted Lineups
USMNT Predicted Lineup: Turner, Pulisic, Dest, Carter-Vickers, Ream, McKennie, Adams, Musah, Robinson, Weah, Sargent
Netherlands Predicted Lineup: Van Dijk, Ake, Noppert, Timber, Dumfries, F. De Jong, De Roon, Blind, Klaassen, Depay, Gakpo
7. Players To Watch
Christian Pulsic: He is the only player who scored 22 goals in this USA’s young team. The Chelsea star player scored a goal against Iran that helped USMNT to advance to the knockout stage. Pulisic will be the key player against the tough competitor.
Cody Gakpo: Gakpo is one of the leading goalscorers in the world cup 2022. He will be crucial against the strong defense of the USA.
8. USMNT vs Netherlands Prediction
The Netherlands won 2 games and the USA won 1 match in the group stages, also the Dutch have likes of many world-class players. The strong defense of USMNT will not give easy chances to score.
So the predicted score of the USA vs Netherlands match is 2-1 in favor of the Netherlands.
9. Final Thought
The Netherlands is a three-time world cup finalist and number 8 in the world ranking with players like Liverpool’s Van Dijk and Barcelona’s midfielder De Jong, so it will be a tough game for the USA.
The Yanks have got momentum in the last match against Iran and will try to maintain this winning streak. This world cup witnessed the defeat of big teams like Argentina, Belgium, and Germany in the group stages from the nations that are rarely heard of at the international level. The USA national team defeated the Netherlands back in 2015 in a friendly match.
Teams in the group stages find it challenging to break the defense of the USA. The USMNT is the second-youngest squad in the world cup and these young guns have the potential to upset the big soccer player nations. So, the Netherlands will not be underestimating the potential of this young team.
If the USA wins this match, then it will be their best performance after the 1930 world cup.
Is Pulisic playing against the Netherlands?
Pulisic was injured in a match against Iran but declared fit to play against the Netherlands
Who is expected to win the USA vs Netherlands?
Most experts have predicted that the Netherlands has a better chance to win this game.