The United States beat Iran in the final match on their roster for the 2022 World Cup group stage slate.
The Netherlands have slowly taken over Group A and now the USA stand in their way for another quarter-final appearance.
The Americans walk into Group B behind an England team that they managed to hold goalless, so it won’t be an easy game for the Dutch.
The two countries have met each other five times previously with the Netherlands winning four of those times.
Despite losing the last meeting between the two countries 4-3 in 2015, we are supporting the Dutch to beat the USA on Saturday.
The Americans are very good at the back but they don’t offer much going forward and that is where the Dutch excel.
The Netherlands scored 5 goals in the group stage and conceded only once.
The Netherlands eventually reached Group A, beating Qatar and Senegal to draw with Ecuador, but like many other teams in their position, they need to be tested against a strong team.
Cody Gakpo is the star of this Dutch side, coming in as Depay recovers from injury and regains fitness.
The PSV star has played in one of these three matches and will have to rely on his chances against the USA in the Round of 16.
Christian Pulisic is regarded as the best player in American football today and the ‘FIFA 22’ rating confirms that.
The US national team captain and Chelsea star lead the entire USMN team
Ranked eighth in the world by FIFA, the Netherlands are managed by former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who is in his third spell as manager of the Dutch.
Cody Gakpo looks like one of the stars of the tournament. Gakpo can be a nightmare for Americans.
The United States is the leading underdog in the game.
prediction: Netherlands 2-0 USA