Henry Bushnell gives his best bet for the Round of 16 knockout stage match between USA vs. Netherlands on Saturday in Qatar.
HENRY BUSHNELL: The US is on to the round of 16 here at the World Cup. So I'm Henry Bushnell from Yahoo Sports here to preview a Saturday game against the Netherlands that will actually take place about a mile away from where I'm sitting right now here in Doha.
And my expectation for it is pretty similar to a game that the US played last week against England. So perhaps this is a bit boring but my advice is gonna be the same as it was then because it worked. Take the under. Hammer the under even. It seems that the bookmakers have adjusted a bit to account for the fact that this US team cannot score goals and also doesn't concede goals. I don't think they've adjusted quite enough.
And then you factor in a Dutch team that has four awesome center backs. They almost have too many good defenders. But they don't really have a consistent striker. They have a lot less attacking firepower than the England team that the US already shut down.
And then you also factor in Christian Pulisic's injury status for the US. As of Thursday as I'm speaking, he's questionable right now with a pelvic injury. I think the most likely scoreline here is 1-0, 1-1, or even 0-0, like we saw against England through the 90 minutes.
In which case, here, it would go to extra time. But we're only worried about regular time for betting purposes. So whether you want to take a shot at a specific score or you want to go under 1.5 goals or even under 0.5 goals, I think that's the play here.
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