December 02, 2022 3:35 PM
Trystan Pugh

Netherlands vs United States – Round of 16 – Preview & Prediction | 2022 FIFA World Cup

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When is Netherlands vs United States on and what time does it start? Netherlands vs United States will take place on Saturday 3rd December, 2022 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Netherlands vs United States taking place? Netherlands vs United States will take place at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar

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What channel is Netherlands vs United States on in the UK? Netherlands vs United States will be televised live on BBC / Netherlands vs United States will be televised live on ITV

Where can I stream Netherlands vs United States in the UK? Netherlands vs United States can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app / Netherlands vs United States can be streamed live on the ITV Hub



  • Netherlands secured top spot in Group A as they claimed a win over hosts Qatar, ensuring they progressed to the Round of 16 with an unbeaten record and they will be confident of doing what is required to overcome the United States.
  • Cody Gakpo has been one of the stars of the tournament and he is likely to line-up alongside Memphis Depay once again with the former looking to add to his three-goal tally here while Matthijs de Ligt will battle it out with Jurrien Timber for a place in the back three.


  • United States overcame Iran in their final group game to finish second behind England and they will hold no fear ahead of this clash with the Netherlands after producing some solid performances in Group B.
  • The Americans were unbeaten in their three matches but if they are to cause an upset here, they will need Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent and Weston McKennie to prove their fitness after the trio picked up knocks in the game with Iran.



PREDICTED XI (3-4-1-2): Noppert; de Ligt, van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, de Jong, de Roon, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay


QUESTIONABLE: Jeremie Frimpong (Injured)


PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Turner; Dest, Cameron-Vickers, Ream, Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Sargent, Pulisic


QUESTIONABLE: Christian Pulisic (injured), Josh Sargent (Injured), Weston McKennie (Injured)


  • This is the sixth meeting between these two nations with the Netherlands having won four of their previous five encounters. USA claimed a 4-3 in their most recent match in 2015 in Amsterdam
  • The Netherlands have won four of their last five matches in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup
  • Excluding penalty shoot-outs, the Netherlands have not lost in their last ten FIFA World Cup matches (W7 D3). This is their longest run in the history of the competition
  • Excluding penalty-shoot-outs, the Netherland have lost only one of their last 17 FIFA World Cup matches (W13 D3)
  • The Netherlands have faced Concacaf nations in two FIFA World Cup knockout ties. Both in 2014, they defeated Mexico 2-1 in the round of 16 and eliminated Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties in the quarter-finals following a 0-0 draw
  • The Netherlands have kept six clean sheets in their last eight FIFA World Cup matches
  • The Netherlands have not conceded a goal in their last three matches in the knockout rounds of the FIFA World Cup
  • The Netherlands are unbeaten in their last 18 international matches (W13 D5), all since Louis van Gaal was appointed head coach in August 2021
  • The Netherlands have only failed to score in one of their last 31 international matches.
  • Against Qatar, Cody Gapko joined Johan Neeskens (30 June 1974-7 July 1974), Dennis Bergkamp (29 June 1994-9 July 1994) and Wesley Sneijder (28 June 2010-6 July 2010) in scoring in three consecutive matches for the Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup. He could become the first player to score in four successive FIFA World Cup matches for the nation
  • USA have lost only three of their last 11 FIFA World Cup matches (W3 D5)
  • USA have only failed to score in two of their last 13 FIFA World Cup matches
  • USA have drawn six of their last eight World Cup group matches against European opposition
  • USA are without a win in their last 11 World Cup matches against European opposition (D5 L6)
  • USA have lost three of their last four matches in the round of 16 of the World Cup (W1)
  • USA lost their last two World Cup round of 16 matches in extra-time
  • USA have won only one of their previous seven matches in the World Cup knockout rounds (W 2-0 v Mexico in the 2002 round of 16)
  • USA have kept a clean sheet in two successive World Cup matches for the first time since their first two games in the first ever World Cup final competition in 1930
  • USA have kept six clean sheets in their last nine international matches


Two unbeaten teams will meet in this first Round of 16 clash. Netherlands topped Group A while the United States did enough to finish second in Group B which sets up this encounter. The Dutch will be hoping to go deep in this tournament but will need to go up a level from what they have produced so far. They have not been given too many scares so far but are likely to face a higher level of opponent as the tournament progresses. Whether the Americans have enough to beat them remains to be seen but based on how the pair have performed so far, it would be a surprise if the Netherlands failed to advance to the quarter-finals.


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