The Netherlands playing Argentina brings back shades of the 1978 World Cup final where La Albiceleste were able to triumph. The two powerhouses of global football now clash in the 2022 World Cup quarter final, with the football betting sites making Argentina strong favourites and they might have afforded too much respect for the Copa America champions.

While Lionel Scaloni’s side have made their way through to this stage of the competition, there have been a few bumps in the road. There was an opening defeat to Saudi Arabia and it has taken some Lionel Messi magic to unlock the defences of Mexico, Poland and Australia. This represents a far tougher assignment.

You can probably say the same of the Netherlands. They were handed a favourable draw when the group stage was announced, with seven points landed from those three games and they were relatively comfortable when beating the US. It all started with a goal which featured 21 consecutive passes before Memphis Depay was able to score.

We think that you can consider backing Netherlands on the Draw No Bet market and they come across as more of a complete team than a side who will hope for more Messi magic. We might see a broadly open game and you might do worse than back a Dutch win and both teams to find the net in this clash.

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