Netherlands vs Ecuador: 2022 World Cup, Group Stage Match Preview, and Dream11 Predictions

The Netherlands vs Ecuador is next as both go toe-to-toe on matchday 2 of the World Cup group stage looking to maintain their perfect starts.

Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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The Netherlands vs Ecuador is next as both go toe-to-toe on matchday 2 of the World Cup group stage looking to maintain their perfect starts.

Match Details:

  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
  • Date: Friday 25 November
  • Kick-off Time: 9:30 PM IST
  • Watch: Sports 18/HD, Jio Cinema App

Netherlands vs Ecuador: Match Preview:

Both sides are coming off comprehensive 2-0 victories in their first games, with the Netherlands taking down Senegal and Ecuador downing hosts Qatar.

It was more elementary for Ecuador who dominated the opener and got a brace from in-form striker Enner Valencia.

The Netherlands, meanwhile, were nervy against Senegal, but managed to pull out a pair of goals late courtesy of Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaasen.

With both teams tied atop the group, this match will go a long way towards not only determining which side will qualify, but also who will top the group, a vitally important distinction for obtaining a softer draw in the Round of 16.

Team News:


Van Gaal made a couple of surprising calls for the Netherlands' opener against Senegal which he is likely to reverse here.

Matthijs de Ligt admitted post-match that Jurrien Timber was probably better off starting at right centre-back, so the Ajax man may be given the nod.

Vincent Janssen was largely ineffective up front alongside fellow Tottenham alumni Steven Bergwijn, meaning Memphis Depay should return.


Gustavo Alfaro is sweating on the fitness of star striker Enner Valencia, who scored a brace against Qatar before being withdrawn with an injury.

Should they want to bring in a natural number nine, then Michael Estrada could be shifted centrally with Brighton's Jeremy Sarmiento granted a start out wide.

Netherlands vs Ecuador: Head to Head:

The Netherlands have a good record against Ecuador and have won one out of the two matches that have been played between the two teams, with the other game ending in a draw.

The two previous matches between Ecuador and the Netherlands were friendlies played in 2006 and 2014 and produced only three goals between them.

Predicted Line-ups:

Netherlands Starting 11 (3-4-1-2): Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Berghuis, De Jong, Blind; Gakpo; Memphis, Bergwijn

Bench: Bijlow, Pasveer, De Ligt, Frimpong, Malacia, De Vrij, Taylor, Klaassen, Koopmeiners, De Roon, Lang, Simons, Weghorst, De Jong

Ecuador Starting 11 (4-3-3): Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Mendez, Plata, Caicedo; Sarmiento, Estrada, Ibarra

Bench: Ramirez, Dominguez, Arboleda, Arreaga, Pacho, Palacios, Porozo, Gruezo, Mena, Reasco, Cifuentes, Franco, Rodriguez, Preciado

NED vs ECU: Dream11 Predictions:

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