Route to the World Cup
The Flying Dutchmen and their colourful orange army support are proving hard to beat in the run up to the World Cup in Qatar. They have remained unbeaten in international matches for just over one year. Their last defeat came at the Puskas Arena in Budapest 27th June 2021 when the Czech Republic beat them 2 – 0 in the European Championships round of 16. Since then, they have gone on an unbeaten run of 13 matches including World Cup Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League and friendlies. This has seen them win nine matches and draw four with a notable 4 – 1 win against Belgium in June 2022.
Nicknamed La Tricolor (The Tricolors), Ecuador have had a busy past twelve months of competitive football. They are unbeaten in their past four matches that included a home draw against Argentina in their final World Cup Qualifier in March 2022. The previous game, also in March, resulted in their last loss in another World Cup Qualifier when beaten 3 – 1 against Paraguay. In their last 21 matches including competitive and friendly games they have a record of 7 wins, 10 draws and 4 losses.
This match between Ecuador and Netherlands will be the match between the teams in a major tournament. Previously, they have only played each other twice in friendlies with Netherlands winning one in 2006 and the last game ending in a 1 – 1 draw in 2014.
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A colourful mix of South American versus European football is expected to provide for an entertaining match. Ecuador will need to be strong defensively and get the ball forward to goal-scorer Enner Valencia at every opportunity, while the Dutch will be looking to Depay to be a match winner. Here at mr.play, we will offer a fantastic selection of betting markets for all of the World Cup games.