Argentina will contest the quarter-final match against the Netherlands on July 10 at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium. Argentina will want to make sure they are not playing catch up and need to get ahead of the Dutch in terms of goal difference.
Argentina and the Netherlands have met each other on the football pitch a total of 9 times. Out of these 9 meetings, Argentina has won 6 times while the Netherlands has won thrice.
The most recent meeting between these two sides was in 2014, with Argentina coming out on top with a 2-1 victory.
Regarding FIFA rankings, Argentina is currently ranked 5th in the world while the Netherlands is down in 28th place.
Looking at their respective form over the last few months, it is Argentina who comes into this match as the favorite. They have won 4 out of their last 5 matches, with their only loss coming against Brazil in a friendly.
On the other hand, the Netherlands have lost 3 out of their last 5 matches and have only won once in their last 10 matches. This poor run of form has seen them slip down the FIFA rankings significantly.
Given both teams’ recent form and history against each other, it is Argentina’s favorite to win this match. However, with it being a friendly match, anything could happen on the day.
Argentina vs Netherlands Head to Head
Argentina and the Netherlands have met each other 12 times in competitive matches. Argentina has won eight times, while the Netherlands has emerged victorious on three occasions. One match ended in a draw.
In their most recent meeting, in the 2014 World Cup semi-final, Argentina won 4-2 after extra time. Lionel Messi was the star of the show, scoring two goals and setting up another.
Soccer Match Predictions and facts
Argentina and the Netherlands have met each other on 21 occasions, with Argentina winning 10 times, the Netherlands winning 9 times, and 2 draws.
The most recent meeting was in 2014 when the Netherlands won 4-2 in a friendly.
In competitive matches, their most recent meeting was in the 1998 World Cup semi-final, which Argentina won 2-1 after extra time.
Some of their most notable meetings include:
- The 1978 World Cup final, which Argentina won 3-1 after extra time. This was the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
- The 1990 World Cup semi-final, which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a Diego Maradona goal.
Here are some match predictions and facts ahead of their meeting at this year’s World Cup:
- Both teams are known for their attacking style of play, so we can expect plenty of goals.
- Messi will be key for Argentina if they want to win, as he has been in great form lately. However, the Dutch defense will be tough to break down.
Argentina vs Netherlands Comparison
Argentina and the Netherlands have a long history of playing each other in international football. The two teams have met each other 43 times, with Argentina winning 20 times, the Netherlands winning 14 times, and 9 matches ending in a draw.
In recent years, the two teams have met each other more frequently, with 5 matches being played between them since 2010. In those 5 matches, Argentina has won 3 times and the Netherlands has won twice.
The most recent meeting between these two teams was in 2014 when they faced each other in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Argentina went on to win that match by a score of 4-2 and went on to lose the final to Germany.
Looking at this history, it is clear that Argentina has had the upper hand over the Netherlands in recent years. However, the Netherlands will look to change that when they faced each other again in 2018.
It’s hard to predict what will happen in Argentina vs Netherlands match, but one thing is for sure – it will be an exciting game. Both teams are evenly matched, and both have a lot to prove. Argentina will be looking to redeem themselves after their disappointing performance at the World Cup, while the Netherlands will be eager to show that they are still a force to be reckoned with. Whichever team comes out on top, we can expect a thrilling match.
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