Updated: Nov 14, 2022
The Netherlands return to the World Cup finals after their shock absence from Russia’s 2018 tournament with a renewed sense of confidence and hope they’re back amongst the world’s elite.
They are a nation of passionate fans, iconic legends of the game, and world-class players that, on their day, can overturn the best in the world.
One of the big guns in the competition, the Netherlands have always made the knockout stages of the World Cups for which they have qualified and will aim to make it their fourth final appearance and to lift a first-ever World Cup trophy.
Netherlands Team Odds To Win World Cup
The Netherlands comes into the 2022 World Cup on the back of a good string of results and will aim to make up for their lack of presence in the 2018 tournament.
They will have a strong team in Qatar and have been ranked as the eighth best team in the world by FIFA.
They have been given a chance of winning the tournament and are the seventh favourites at 13/1 (+1300).
To reach the semi-finals they are 23/10 (+230) – original odds: 11/5 (+220) – while reaching the quarter-finals seems like a likely occurrence for the Dutch, who have been given odds of 8/11 (-138) to do so.
Winning group A is highly likely for Netherlands as they are comfortably the strongest team ahead of Senegal, Ecuador, and Qatar.
They are 4/9 (-225) to win the group, and are also favourites to qualify for the knockout stages at 1/10 (-1000)
How To Bet On Dutch Team In Qatar
As we know, Netherlands is a team that can either light up the World Cup with their brilliant football and superb attacking talent or collapse just when you least expect it.
Therefore, if you’re betting on Netherlands at the World Cup this winter, it’s of vital importance that you know how and where to find the appropriate markets in order to give yourself the best possible chance of a successful bet.
There are so many different markets, from simple goalscoring markets to what will happen in the first minute of the match.
Here’s a list of some of the most popular types of bets to help you maximise your chances of a successful bet this winter.
Player Prop Bets
If you’re interested in singling out a specific Netherlands player’s performance during the World Cup such as Memphis Depay, player prop bets are the way to go.
For example, during a Netherlands match against Senegal you could fancy Depay to score the first goal of the game and be well-rewarded should he do so.
Team Prop Bets
If it’s a team performance you’re looking to get involved with, then team prop bets are the best markets to play in.
For example, during a Netherlands game against Senegal this winter you could bet on them to score over 2.5 goals or concede less than 1.5.
On some occasions, punters will look to make a favorite a better betting proposition by playing the Asian handicap.
This gives one team a virtual advantage and, as a result, brings the odds of the two sides closer together. It also removes the eventuality of a draw.
When Netherlands play Qatar at the World Cup later this year, they will start the match as favorites and so the handicap will be set in Qatar’s favor – for example, with a +3.5 goal advantage.
If you fancy Netherlands to win by more than four goals, then you’d back them with the 3.5 goal disadvantage, while if you can see Qatar losing by less than four goals, you’d do the opposite.
Goal lines provide punters with the opportunity to bet on the total number of goals that will be scored in a match.
In the case of the Netherlands versus Senegal match at the World Cup, you might expect there to be several goals, so you could bet on over 3.5 goals being scored.
With Virgil van Dijk at the heart of their defense, Netherlands is more than likely not going to concede many goals.
In the totals markets, where you are betting on how many goals will be scored in total, a bookmaker might set the number at 3.5 goals.
It’s then the punter’s job to decide whether they’ll be more or less than this figure scored during the 90 minutes.
How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet On Netherlands
You’ve thought about what Netherlands bets you might want to place, so now you’re ready to go ahead and place them.
But if you are looking to place a bet on Netherlands at the World Cup, there are a few simple steps to undertake when creating a sportsbook account online.
Given the World Cup is such a big and well-known competition, each bookmaker will be offering several sign-up offers to entice potential punters and it’s important to pick the ones that suit best.
Once you have signed up and found the market you like the look of, such as Memphis Depay to score first for Netherlands against Senegal this winter, you then need to add the bet to your online betting slip before placing it.
Here are some simple steps below to guide you through the betting process:
- First, click the odds you would like to select and add them to your on-screen betting slip.
- Next, you need to select your stake size and input it into the relevant box.
- If you need to add money to your account, and haven’t already done so, deposit the required amount. If you don’t have enough funds in your account, you’ll be prompted to do this.
- Once the money is deposited, you’re ready to hit the ‘place bet’ button. Once clicked, the bookmaker will then confirm that the bet has been placed.
- Some bookmakers offer a ‘cash out’ option before the end of the match so it’s best to keep an eye on your open bets page, especially if the desired result is looking in danger.
Dutch Team Overview For Qatar
Netherlands are icons of the World Cup, having featured in three finals and producing some of the most respected legends of all time.
The likes of Johan Cruyff and Ruud Gullit are only the tip of the iceberg and represent a nation that has had great influence in propelling the modern game to its heights of popularity today.
Though Netherlands have never won a World Cup, and do fail to qualify from time to time, they are always a force to be reckoned with and have not made it to the knockout stages in their 10 appearances.
They have featured in five semi-finals and will fancy their chances of doing the same in Qatar with the great squad they currently have.
Key Football Players
The Dutch are a side that isn’t short of world-class players to call upon and can feel comfortable in the knowledge that they will have one of the best squads in Qatar.
Currently rated eighth in the FIFA world rankings, most of the Netherlands squad play for top European clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, and many others that compete regularly in the Champions League.
It is not surprising for Netherlands to bring a hugely talented team to the World Cup and when they do, they usually make it to the knockout stages.
Strengths this time around are all over the pitch and if Louis van Gaal’s choices aren’t hampered by injuries, he will put out a very strong team.
Netherlands have a solid attack in Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn and Arnaut Danjuma. Between them, they have scored 33 goals this season.
In midfield, they are also well stocked with the passing and dribbling technician, Frankie de Jong, as well as the tenacious Davy Klaassen, who are likely to be first choices. They are backed up by Donny van de Beek and a series of other quality players.
The Oranje would be nothing without their defense. Manchester City up and comer, Nathan Ake, and Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt line up alongside Virgil van Dijk – widely considered by many as the best center back in the world.
They are also arguably set to be the strongest back three in Qatar.
There are no current injuries to note of for the Netherlands national team.
Coaching & Technical Staff
Another strength for Netherlands in 2022 is their coaching team, which is spearheaded by the well-respected Louis van Gaal.
The ex-Manchester United and Barcelona manager has won an array of major honors including the Champions League with Ajax in 1994/95, the FA Cup with United in 2015/16, and numerous league titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Van Gaal has managed Netherlands twice before in his career and returned in 2021 for his third spell in charge. His last term ended when he was appointed by Manchester United after a successful 2014 World Cup campaign.
He is joined by assistant managers Danny Blind and Henk Fraser.
Netherlands’ Team Road To Qatar
It was a fairly straightforward run to the World Cup finals for Netherlands, who won seven out of their eight games.
They scored 33 goals in the campaign and conceded just nine, with memorable 7-0 and 6-1 results against Gibraltar and Turkey.
It was a much better campaign than that of the last World Cup where embarrassingly, semi-finalists the tournament before, the Dutch failed to qualify.
Stand-out Dutch players in the qualifiers include Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum, who scored and assisted consistently throughout the journey to Qatar.
Throughout the qualifiers, Netherlands registered a remarkable passing accuracy of 89.5%, a feat that could aid them in being a formidable force come November.
Netherlands’ World Cup History
Netherlands has one of the richest World Cup histories of any of the competing nations though have always fallen short of winning the tournament.
The 1970s was their heyday when the likes of Johan Cruyff were capturing the world’s attention and influencing football forever, with their fluid and dynamic passing play.
It was in 1974 that Netherlands made it to their first-ever World Cup final where they put up a good fight before being beaten by the host nation West Germany 2-1.
They returned to the World Cup final at the next tournament in 1978, where they were again beaten by the host nation Argentina 3-1.
The Dutch didn’t qualify for the next two years but have since been a regular in the competition finals though failing to qualify every now and then.
When they do qualify, however, they are a formidable side and quite often bring one of the best squads.
In all the World Cups Netherlands have made it to since 1978, they have made it to at least the round of 16, with semi-final visits in both 1998 and 2014, as well as yet another final appearance in which they lost 1-0 to Spain in 2010.
Netherlands is another of the European countries mad about football and their noisy fanbase has dubbed themselves ‘The Orange Legion’.
They are instantly recognizable in major tournaments due to their passion for the sport, crazy costumes, and bright orange brilliance.
For the duration of the World Cup in the Netherlands, the Dutch decorate everywhere and everything in orange.
They distribute orange flags on every street, put posters up in every bar, and have even been known to paint their cars. They are a nation that rallies around their football team and have seen some great results for their trouble.
The 20,000 strong Dutch fans’ devotion and buzz caught the world’s attention in 2010 when they got to the World Cup final and showed the world how to support your nation.