Argentina vs Netherlands 

Friday 9th December 2022

World Cup Qtr-Final

The cream is starting to rise to the top at the 2022 World Cup and that is backed up this Friday with two-time World Cup winners, Argentina, taking on the Netherlands, who are still hunting for their first tournament success.

Sides Have Met 9 Times Before

Argentina and Netherlands have met 9 times in the past, but it’s the Netherlands that have the clear head-to-head lead with 4 wins to only one for Argentina and 4 draws.

They last met at the World Cup in 2014 (semi-final) and that ended 0-0, with Argentina going through on penalties.

However, despite that result the Netherlands are 6 game unbeaten against Argentina and the South American side have also not scored in their last three (90 mins) vs Holland. The last two head-to-heads ended 0-0 too.

Match Betting Is Tight

The match betting is close, with Argentina just edging it at 2.20, with the Draw 3.10 and the Netherlands 3.60.

Both sides come into the game in good order too and won their groups. Argentina have lost only 1 of their last 40 matches, which was that shock defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opening 2022 World Cup game last month.

The Netherlands are also in good form – having not lost in their last 20 games now and have only conceded two goals in their first four World Cup matches.

Stats Suggest a Low-Scoring Match

Recent head-to-heads between the sides also suggest a low-scoring game with 5 of the last 6 clashes going Under 2.5 Goals, while both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 6 either. Under 2.5 Goals can be backed at 1.57 and both teams NOT to score is 1.80.

Who Are The Scorers To Look For

Looking at the scoring markets, Lionel Messi is, of course, their main man with 93 International goals from his 168 caps and has already bagged three 2022 World Cup goals. He’s on offer at 4.50 (1st) or 2.50 (anytime).

Then the Netherlands top scorer from the current squad is Memphis Depay. The Barcelona man was on target in their last 3-1 win over USA and has bagged 43 goals from his 85 caps to date. He can be backed at 7.00 (1st) or 3.60 (anytime).

Overall, it’s all set up to be a great game and if Argentina lose, then it will be Messi’s last World Cup appearance. But the stats suggest a game that might be settled on just 1 or two goals, with 83% of the last 6 head-to-heads going Under 2.5 Goals too.



Argentina vs Netherlands Head-to-Head Stats

  • FIFA World Rankings, Argentina 3, Netherlands 8
  • Met 9 times before, Argentina 1, Draws 4, Netherlands 4
  • Last played (World Cup, 2014), Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (Argentina won on pens)
  • The last 2 head-to-heads ended 0-0
  • 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams ‘DIDN’T’ score in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads
  • Argentina have NOT scored in their last 3 vs Netherlands
  • Netherlands are 6 games unbeaten vs Argentina
  • 4 DRAWS in the last 6 head-to-heads


Argentina Match Stats

  • Argentina have won 2 of their last 3 games 2-0
  • Argentina have lost just 1 of their last 40 games
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 9 of Argentina’s last 12 games
  • Argentina have won 9 of their last 12 games ‘to nil’
  • 7 of Argentina’s last 9 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Argentina have scored in 36 of their last 38 games
  • Messi has scored 13 goals in Argentina’s last 8 games
  • Top Scorer: Lionel Messi 93 goals, 168 caps


Netherlands Match Stats

  • Netherlands are 20 games unbeaten
  • Netherlands have conceded just 2 goals in their last 6 games
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of Netherland’s last 6 games
  • 5 of Netherland’s last 6 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Netherlands have scored in their last 19 games
  • Top Scorer: Memphis Depay 43 goals, 85 caps