Messi created history when he scored a goal in the Round of 16 vs. Australia, his first-ever goal in the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup. Argentina doubled the tally through Alvarez in the 57th minute to prove that the collective effort keeps Scaloni’s side alive in the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar.
With no losses to their name in the competition, the Netherlands has demonstrated a higher level of class thus far. The team has already been labeled as a potential contender in the international tournament thanks to a convincing victory against the USA and Gaal’s proactive demeanor.
On most of the FIFA betting sites, Lionel Messi makes Argentina a favorite to win this match, but the Netherlands has a great chance to register a major upset here.
|Lusail Stadium, Qatar|
|Date and Time|
|December 10, 2022, 12:30 am IST|
Whichever team wins will move on to the semi-finals, where they will either meet Brazil or Croatia on December 14, 2022. Messi vs. Neymar is more likely to rule for the next 3–4 days. This comes amid speculation that the Argentinian captain will once again find the net in the next knockout game.
Australia could score a single because it was an own goal from Argentina. Otherwise, the victory would have been a comfortable one for Argentina as well.
Such comparisons must wait for the time being. Argentina may continue to utilize a 4-3-3 formation to support their leading scorer in his attacking efforts.
Gaal recently said that he had found a flaw in Messi’s play. While he is good with the ball, Messi rarely attempts to reclaim possession once he loses it to the opponent. Not to forget, Argentina will still get on the field as an entire team. Gomez could look to offer more assistance with frequent shots on target. Martinez has the capability to absorb the pressure. This is evident from the fact that he saved a pretty good shot by Kuol in the crucial moments.
Depay, Blind, and Dumfries got their names on the scoreboard while facing the USA in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Wright took a successful shot in the 76th minute, but it went down the drain when others could not keep up with the defense. In a 3-4-2-1 formation, Gakpo and Depay could continue to attack.
Two of the three matches between Argentina and the Netherlands have resulted in a scoreless draw. This includes the Semi-Finals of the 2014 World Cup, which Argentina won with a 4-2 score in penalty shootouts.
The prediction for Argentina vs. the Netherlands stands at 2-1 for Argentina.