Netherlands vs Ecuador: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Netherlands vs Ecuador: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

The Netherlands and Ecuador clash in a high-profile Group A showdown at the World Cup today.

The Dutch toiled and tussled for a long while before finally putting Senegal away with two goals late on in their opener, and know they will have to again work hard to break down an Ecuador side that has now not conceded in seven games.

The two sides are meeting at a major tournament for the first time, with victory for either putting them in complete control of the group and leaving them on track to avoid a potential last-16 encounter with England.

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Gustavo Alfaro, a veteran manager in Argentine football, has done strong work since taking charge of Ecuador two years ago, achieving draws against both Brazil and his native nation in 2022.

He will be confident he can assemble a team able to frustrate Louis van Gaal’s side.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game...

Date, kick-off time and venue

Netherlands vs Ecuador is scheduled for a 4pm GMT kick-off on Friday November 25, 2022.

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha will host the match.

Where to watch Netherlands vs Ecuador

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV, with coverage beginning at 3pm GMT.

Live stream: The ITV Hub will broadcast the match live online.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Netherlands vs Ecuador team news

Netherlands XI: Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Klaassen, Koopmeiners, De Jong, Blind; Bergwijn, Gakpo.

Ecuador XI: Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Porozo, Estupinan; Mendez, Caicedo; Plata, Valencia, Estrada.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar | Best Images and Moments

Germany players pose with their hands covering their mouths as they line up for the team photos prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Germany players pose with their hands covering their mouths as they line up for the team photos prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Costa Rica’s Jewison Bennette is tackled by Spain’s Rodri oduring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match at Al Thumama Stadium (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Costa Rica’s Jewison Bennette is tackled by Spain’s Rodri oduring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match at Al Thumama Stadium (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
England’s Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match v Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha (Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)
England’s Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match v Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha (Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)
Neymar of Brazil cuts between Andrija Zivkovic (l) and Sasa Lukic (r) of Serbia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Serbia at Lusail Stadium (Getty Images)
Neymar of Brazil cuts between Andrija Zivkovic (l) and Sasa Lukic (r) of Serbia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Serbia at Lusail Stadium (Getty Images)
Iran’s Mehdi Taremi collides with Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during theIR FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan (PA)
Iran’s Mehdi Taremi collides with Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during theIR FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan (PA)
South Korea’s Son Heung-min in action (REUTERS)
South Korea’s Son Heung-min in action (REUTERS)
England’s Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling throw a rubber toy during a training session at Al Wakrah Stadium (The FA via Getty Images)
England’s Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling throw a rubber toy during a training session at Al Wakrah Stadium (The FA via Getty Images)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal with a banner of Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the background (REUTERS)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal with a banner of Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the background (REUTERS)
England’s Bukayo Saka in action with Iran’s Ali Karimi and Milad Mohammadi (REUTERS)
England’s Bukayo Saka in action with Iran’s Ali Karimi and Milad Mohammadi (REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia’s Salem Al-Dawsari scores their second goal past Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez (Hannah McKay/Reuters)
Saudi Arabia’s Salem Al-Dawsari scores their second goal past Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez (Hannah McKay/Reuters)
Wales’ Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their equaliser v USA (REUTERS)
Wales’ Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their equaliser v USA (REUTERS)

Netherlands vs Ecuador prediction

It could be a tight, relatively scrappy game, but the Netherlands might just squeak it with a late goal.

Netherlands win, 2-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Netherlands wins: 1

Draws: 1

Ecuador wins: 0

Netherlands vs Ecuador match odds

Netherlands win: 4/5

Draw: 5/2

Ecuador win: 4/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).