We are already into the second round of the group stage as the Netherlands clash with Ecuador in a crucial encounter in Group A. Both sides come into this game after resounding 2-0 victories in their first games.
Both sides are locked at the top and the winner of this match will not only determine which side will make it through but also which side will tip the group.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Teams News
Netherlands Team News
For Netherlands, Memphis Depay could well start ahead of Vincent Janssen. They could also opt for Gakpo and Steven Bergwijn in the attacking third of the field. Apart from these, Frenkie de Jong and Steven Berghuis are also expected to get the nod to start the game.
Ecuador Team News
For Ecuador, Valencia could be available for this match and this will give the side a huge boost. Michael Estrada could give way to Jeremy Sarmiento. It will be interesting to see if Robert Arboleda keeps his place at the back.
FIFA World Cup Netherlands vs Ecuador Predicted Starting 11
Netherlands Predicted Starting XI
Noppert; De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, F de Jong, Berghuis, Blind; Gakpo, Memphis, Bergwijn
Ecuador Predicted Starting XI
Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Plata, Caicedo, Mendez, Ibarra; Sarmiento; Valencia
Netherlands vs Ecuador Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- The Netherlands and Ecquador have met each other on a couple of occasions – they have won one while the other match ended in a draw.
- The Netherlands have been brilliant in World Cups and have lost just two out of their 14 World Cup games.
- In their last seven matches across all competitions, Ecuador has kept a clean sheet.
Netherlands vs Ecuador Fantasy Football Team
Defenders: De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake
Midfielders: Dumfries, F de Jong, Caicedo, Blind
Strikers: Gakpo, Memphis, Valencia
Netherlands vs Ecuador Match Details
Kick-off date: Friday, 25th November
Kick-off time: 9.30 PM IST
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium
FIFA World Cup Netherlands vs Ecuador Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction
The Netherlands were pushed in their last match and are the better side on paper. They have enough mettle in their squad and should win this game 2-1