Argentina and the Netherlands will determine who can advance to the second round of the World Cup after enduring the difficult group elimination phase and the round of 16. Both sides played well throughout the competition, with Argentina defeating Australia before the quarterfinals and the Netherlands defeating the USA in the round of 16. Vast Sports World Cup: Phillips: I didn’t play as much as last year’s European
With three victories and one tie, the Dutch squad has gone undefeated throughout the World Cup under Louis van Gaal. Its offence is headed by the explosive combo of Cody Gacpo and Memphis Depay, while the defence is flawlessly directed by Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong, and Frenkie de Bruyne.
Compared with Argentina, it is more worrying. Although it has scored two goals in three consecutive games since the first defeat, it has to be said that Argentina seems to be uneasy in terms of game content, especially often The goal was scored late in the game.
In attack, Julian Alvarez cemented himself as a mainstay; Messi excelled in midfield, taking most of the responsibility; another big factor was center-back Lisandro Martinez, who played at the World Cup. continued to be incredible.
The trend of this year’s World Cup is not a conservative style of play. Both teams have a high level of offense and can press the ball in the opposite half away from their own goal. The probability of conceding the ball is relatively low.
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In the majority of the group stage knockout games, both teams scored goals, and most of them did so in the opening period. You can only assault if you don’t want to risk being exterminated. When there is an excess of offensive personnel, there is a vacuum in the backcourt. Qatar World Cup 1/8 finals Spain loses to Morocco in a penalty shootout and is eliminated
The probability of counterattack is also high, so this game is also optimistic that it will be a high-intensity offensive game.
The Dutch team’s predicted match list: Nopert; Lim, Van Dijk, Ake, Dumfries, Deron, De Jong, Blind, Klaassen, Gakpo, Depay.
Argentina’s predicted list: E Martinez, Molina, Martinez, Romero, Tagliafico; McAllister, Fernandez, DePaul; Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria .