World Cup 2022 USA vs. Netherlands start time, betting odds, lines: Best expert picks, FIFA predictions, bets

The Netherlands can take a step to ridding themselves of the title “Best Country Never To Have Won The World Cup” when the Dutch square off against the United States in a Round of 16 clash on Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium in Ar-Rayyan. In 10 previous World Cup appearances, the Oranje have finished as runner-up three times, third place once and fourth once. The Netherlands have never failed to reach the knockout stage, but they have never claimed the ultimate prize. To do so this year, they will have to beat an upstart American team that is the second youngest in the World Cup. The winner of Saturday’s match will meet either Argentina or Australia in the quarterfinals. Christian Pulisic has been cleared to play for the USMNT after sustaining a pelvic injury against Iran. 

Kickoff is at 10 a.m. ET. The Netherlands are the -112 favorites (risk $112 to win $100) in the latest USA vs. Netherlands odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with the USMNT the +350 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +220. The over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Netherlands vs. USMNT picks or World Cup 2022 predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Netherlands vs. USA from every angle and just revealed his 2022 World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Team USA vs. Netherlands:

  • Netherlands vs. USMNT spread: Netherlands -0.5 (-115)
  • Netherlands vs. USMNT over/under: 2.5 goals  
  • Netherlands vs. USMNT 90-minute money line: Netherlands -112; USA +350; Draw +220
  • NED: The Dutch lead the FIFA World Cup 2022 in saves (12) 
  • USA: Christian Pulisic has 22 goals in 55 appearances with the national team 
  • Netherlands vs. USMNT picks: See picks here

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Why you should back the Netherlands 

The Dutch have been unbeatable under manager Louis van Gaal. Since the 71-year-old van Gaal began his third stint as manager of the Oranje in August 2021, the Netherlands have 13 wins and five draws in 18 matches. That run includes two wins over Belgium and Wales and one over Denmark. The last time the Dutch lost came in June 2021, when the Czech Republic ousted them in the Round of 16 at the European championships.

In addition, the Netherlands have a world class center back in Virgil van Dijk. The 31-year-old Liverpool defender leads the team in interceptions (three) and aerial duels won (11) at the 2022 World Cup. He also ranks third on the team in passes completed (181). See which team to pick here.

Why you should back the USA

Tyler Adams has been a force for the Americans. A 23-year-old defensive midfielder who plays for Leeds United in the Premier League, Adams has been a sideline-to-sideline tackling machine throughout the tournament, tracking back to thwart opponents’ attacks before they can become real threats. He has a team-high 10 tackles entering Saturday’s showdown. Led by Adams, the Americans have allowed only one goal in Qatar, which came on a penalty kick.

In addition, the United States have outperformed the Dutch in multiple metrics so far in the 2022 World Cup. The Americans have taken more shots (28 to 25), created more chances (23 to 19) and completed more take-ons (22 to 12) than the Netherlands. See which team to pick here.

How to make USA vs. Netherlands picks

Green has broken down this matchup from every angle. He is picking Under 2.5 goals and he has locked in two other best bets, including one that pays plus money. He’s only sharing his 2022 World Cup picks and analysis at SportsLine.

So who wins Netherlands vs. USA in the 2022 FIFA World Cup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in USMNT vs. Netherlands have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.

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