The two sides that won their openers in Group A face-off on Friday as Ecuador and the Netherlands look to take a big step towards topping the group. We take a look at the most popular betting markets and pick out some interesting prices on Betfred…
Louis van Gaal’s side looked pretty sluggish and seemed destined for a goalless draw to open their campaign before a late brace secured victory against Senegal. Going into the World Cup, plenty of people fancied the Dutch to go deep in the tournament but anyone who watched that game will have some concerns. They look light up front and unless Memphis Depay can get fully fit and hit top form, it might not be as good as many punters are hoping.
We’ve added plenty of new player specific prop markets this World Cup. You can check out all our latest prices for this one via the Latest Netherlands vs Ecuador Betfred Odds button below.
We saw Ecuador control an overmatched Qatari side on Sunday afternoon and it is tough to take much from that game due to the perceived quality of their opposition. Enner Valencia scored twice and saw a big move in the top goalscorer market into 20/1. He has since drifted to 33s but any player who scored multiple goals early in their group will attract bets.
Looking at the odds in the Match Result Market and they seem to be about what I expected. The Dutch are just about odds on at 4/5 with the draw 13/5 and Ecuador a 19/5 shot. The Netherlands didn’t convince earlier in the week but they came into the tournament having beaten Wales, Poland and Belgium in three straight games.
We’ve all seen the VAR drama so far in Qatar and a penalty being awarded is 2/1 with a penalty being scored 11/4 over in the PickYourPunt section of the Betfred match market. These are always options when adding to your Bet Builder.
The aforementioned Memphis Depay is being heavily linked with a cut-price move in January to either Chelsea or Manchester United but the immediate issue for the Barcelona striker is whether he’s fit enough to start this game. He is the favourite in the goalscorer market and is priced up at 6/4 to score anytime. Enner Valencia is the top choice for Ecuador at 11/4.
BTTS is 10/11 with the Over 2.5 priced up at Even money. If you fancy the Netherlands to win to nil then you can get that at 19/10.
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*All prices correct at the time of writing.