World Cup 2022

World Cup day 14 betting tips round up: Netherlands vs United States & Argentina vs Australia


Double of the day:

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1) Netherlands vs USA- under 2.5 goals. 2) Argentina to win and both teams to score NO.

Get 8/5 on the above double!

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At 8/5, a £10 bet would return £13!

December 03, 2022

3:00 pm GMT

Netherlands vs United States

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Netherlands vs United States

Under 2.5 goals- 8/13!

The United States are back in the World Cup knockout stages, and their impressive group stage campaign was built on defence.

Gregg Berhalter’s team conceded just once in Group B, and this was a penalty in their opener with Wales.

So, this is the first time since 1930, the first-ever edition of the tournament, that the U.S. have kept multiple clean sheets at a World Cup, actually finishing third back then.

Cameron Carter-Vickers partnered Tim Ream in the crucial victory over IR Iran, so it’ll be interesting to see if Walker Zimmerman returns here.

If USA are going to upset the odds and oust Netherlands, they’re likely going to do it in a low-scoring contest.

Holland too conceded just once in their three group matches, this, like USA, coming in a 1-1 draw; Oranje held by Ecuador.

Either side of that, Louis van Gaal’s team beat both Senegal and Qatar 2-0, meaning none of their last five matches have produced 3+ goals.

This may be the first knockout game at this competition, but don’t expect a goal-fest at Khalifa International Stadium.

Secondary tip of the day

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Either team to win in extra time

Get 6/1 on the match to be decided in extra time!

Obviously, Netherlands come into this tie as favourites, but the U.S. have shown at this tournament that they cannot be written off.

That’s why backing the draw, after 90 minutes, at 23/10 could represent good value, while either team to win in extra time at 6/1 is also a good price.

Netherlands have actually been involved in seven penalty shootouts but, having won just two, will be desperate to avoid another.

No United States’ World Cup game has ever gone to penalties; their most famous shootout came at Copa América 1995, dumping out Mexico.

If the game was to go to an additional half hour, both teams would be permitted to make six substitution and, given that both have plenty of talent on their respective benches, a winner could come.

Goalscorer tip of the day

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Cody Gakpo to score anytime

Get 10/3 on Cody Gap to score in 90 minutes!

Netherlands’ star performer at this tournament so far, without doubt, has been Cody Gakpo.

He broke the deadlock in all of Holland’s group matches, scoring with three of his four shots on target.

Gakpo is just the fourth Dutchman to score in three successive World Cup matches, after Johan Neeskens (1974), Dennis Bergkamp (1994) and Wesley Sneijder (2010).

None of that trio managed to net in four successive World Cup games, so history is in sight for the 23 year old.

Ahead of Qatar, Memphis was likely to be Oranje’s main goal threat, given that he’s scored 42 international goals, 40% of all the squad’s goals (pre-tournament).

However, with the Barcelona forward not fully fit, the weight of exception is firmly on Gakpo’s shoulders and, so far, he’s risen to that challenge.


Argentina vs Australia

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Argentina vs Australia

Argentina to win and both teams to score NO- 8/13!

In truth, Argentina should comfortably win this tie.

Their only previous competitive meetings with Australia have both resulted in victory.

La Albiceleste prevailed 2-1 on aggregate in the 1994 inter-confederation play-offs, before winning 4-2 when the two clashed at the 2005 Confederations Cup.

The Socceroos’ only win over Argentina came in their very first meeting, victorious 4-1 in the one-off Bicentenary Gold Cup of 1988.

Lionel Scaloni’s team certainly won’t take them likely though, after suffering a shock 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their group opener.

Nevertheless, since then, they’ve bounced back with comfortable 2-0 wins over Mexico and Poland, thereby topping the group in the end.

Having now kept 20 clean sheets in their last 30 competitive games, la Albiceleste will be confident of another.

Don’t write off Australia though, as they feature in the knockout stages for just the second time, controversially dumped out by Italy at this stage 16 years ago.

When the Socceroos were hammered 4-1 by France on matchday one, few would’ve predicted they’d get this far.

Nevertheless, since then, Graham Arnold’s team have ground out a pair of 1-0 wins over both Tunisia and Denmark.

Mitch Duke and Matthew Leckie the scorers; 50% of Australia’s World Cup wins have come in the last week.

However, this’ll be an enormous step up in difficulty level and, as was the case when they took on France, Australia are likely to be simply outclassed by Argentina.

Secondary tip of the day

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Draw at half time & Argentina to win by full time

Get 13/5 on a draw at half time & Argentina to win by full time!

Both Head Coaches expressed their displeasure at the fact this game is taking place on Saturday, just three days after both were in action on Wednesday.

This could lead to a cagy opening 45, so backing 0-0 at half time, priced at 9/4, could be a savy investment.

Both of Argentina’s two wins at this tournament have followed the same pattern; scoreless at the break but 2-0 by the end, with the goals coming little over 20 minutes apart.

Australia may be able to keep Argentina at bay for 45 minutes, but surely the Copa América winner’s quality will see them to victory in the end.

Goalscorer tip of the day

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Lionel Messi to score anytime

Get 8/11 on Lionel Messi to score in 90 minutes!

Lionel Messi’s opener against Mexico took his tally to 93 international goals.

These have come against 34 different opponents, looking to add Australia to that list, having not netted in his only previous meeting with them, a friendly in Melbourne 15 years ago.

Messi has now scored eight goals at World Cups, only 14 men have more, although all of these have come in the group stages.

Given how effortlessly well he’s playing, Messi’s maiden World Cup knockout phase goal seems an inevitability in this tie.


Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".



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