Netherlands vs. Ecuador: World Cup 2022 live broadcast, TV channel, how to watch online, selection, start time, odds

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The World Cup continues in Group A and first place is on the line when the Netherlands and Ecuador meet on Friday. The group’s rivals are meeting for the first time at a World Cup, and have only met twice before in international friendlies, each in close competition with a draw and a win for the Netherlands. Ecuador opened the group stage with a 2-0 win over tournament hosts Qatar. The Netherlands won their first match with a 2-0 victory over Senegal. Previous wins mean a win by either team will earn first place with one game remaining in the group stage.

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How to watch and odds

  • Date: Friday, November 25 | Weather: 11 a.m. Eastern time
  • Location: Khalifa International Stadium
  • TV: FOX and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it free)
  • Odds: NET -129; DRAW +245; ECU +380 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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team news

Netherlands: The opening victory for the Netherlands was not secured until the 84th minute thanks to Cody Gakpo finding the breakthrough against Senegal. An added insurance goal from Davy Klaassen in late stoppage time secured all three points, but the team will need a quicker start against Ecuador if they are to claim first place. Look for Gakpo to capitalize on his goal scoring, while Virgil van Dijk makes sure the Netherlands stifle any Ecuador counter-attacks.

Ecuador: Enner Valencia was the man with a plan during Ecuador’s opening win against Qatar. The 33-year-old striker converted from the penalty spot and headed in perfectly timed play for a 2-0 win. The team is brave and not afraid to run straight into defenses. There’s Valencia to contend with, and makes it difficult, and if left-back Pervis Estupinan can stay creative on the flank, Ecuador could surprise the tournament.

Prediction

The Netherlands make a breakthrough before halftime, and things will get interesting in the second half, but late-game heroics secure victory once again. To choose: Netherlands 2, Ecuador 1

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