12/2/22, 1:36 PM
The Netherlands and the USA's matchup on Saturday afternoon will serve as the opening match of the World Cup 2022's last-16 round.
Louis van Gaal's team won Group A with seven points from three games, securing their spot in the round of 16. After being eliminated by the Czech Republic from Euro 2020, the Netherlands have amassed a remarkable 18-game winning streak across all competitions.
The USA came in second place in Group B behind England. Additionally, they had not won in six games across all competitions prior to their victory over Iran. In fact, since 2002, the USA hasn't won a World Cup match against a UEFA team; instead, they've tied them six times and dropped five games.
Due to their ruthlessness, Gakpo and the rest of Van Gaal's crop continue to be very formidable opponents. With their strong defensive record, the Netherlands can only be expected to advance to the quarterfinals.
Pick: Netherlands win
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