Netherlands and Ecuador won their debut games in the World Cup. The teams, leaders of Group A, face each other this Friday afternoon, at 1 pm (Brasília time), at Khalifa Internacional Stadium. Whoever wins will be very close to the spot in the round of 16.
O super sports compared the odds of the three main bookmakers operating in Brazil and, in all of them, the favoritism assessment of the Dutch.
In addition to the Netherlands and Ecuador, Group A of the World Cup consists of Qatar and Senegal. The two teams will play at 10 am this Thursday, in a duel that could determine a team eliminated from the competition.
The Netherlands had a lot of difficulties in the game against Senegal. The team only managed to score the winning goals by 2-0 in the final stretch of the match. The team, despite an attack with several good players, showed a lack of harmony in the offensive sector and little creativity.
Ecuador, on the other hand, faced one of the weakest teams in the World Cup and quickly sealed the victory in the first half. The team did not make much effort to maintain the 2-0 triumph and spared itself in order to continue the competition. Now, against an opponent of a better level, he will not be able to waste chances as he did in his debut.
The expectation for a game of few goals, once again. This is the great tendency of the World Cup. Despite some routs, only six of the 16 games had three or more balls in the net.