Spain vs Netherlands: Women’s World Cup 2023 Quarter Final Preview, Predictions, and Odds

Spain will face the Netherlands in a quarter final clash at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup at Wellington Regional Stadium

Spain vs Netherlands Quarter Final Preview, Predictions, and Odds

As the 2023 edition of the Womenโ€™s World Cup draws to a close, Spain will take on Netherlands in the first quarter-final match on Friday. The match will be held at Wellington Regional Stadium and kick-off will be at 9 pm ET (FOX) on Thursday. Spain currently sits in 6th place on the FIFA Women’s Ranking, while Netherlands is currently in 9th place on the World Ranking.

Spain vs Netherlands Match Preview

Spanish national women’s football team initially emerged as one of the most impressive teams in the early stages of the tournament. As they opened their third FIFA World Cup campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory over Costa Rica and 5-0 over Zambia. However, after suffering a 4-0 defeat to Japan in the final game of the group stage, resulting in a second-place finish in Group C, the highly-rated team needed to bounce back and did so with a 5-1 victory over Switzerland in the Last 16.

This victory marked the first time in the history of the tournament that Spain has achieved a win in the knockout stage.

The Netherlands, On the other hand, have been performing exceptionally well in the Women’s World Cup 2023, scoring in all four matches and maintaining three clean sheets. After beginning their campaign with a victory over Portugal, they drew 1-1 against the reigning champions, the United States, before completing their group stage with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Vietnam.

In the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup, The Netherlands faced the African champions, South Africa, and although they were put to the test, Jill Roord and Linden Beerensteyn scored one goal each to secure a 2-0 win for the Netherlands, thus extending their winning streak to six games.

Both Spain and the Netherlands have aspirations to win the World Cup for a variety of reasons. The Spaniards, who are in the prime of their golden generation, are eager to secure silverware to validate their progress in women’s football. The Netherlands, on the other hand, were unable to secure a place in the final of the 2019 tournament, and with the elimination of the United States, it appears to be a golden opportunity to put those demons to rest amid speculation that they may not get another chance.

Spain vs Netherlands Head to Head and Facts, Figure

  • The two sides have faced each other 10 times across competitions with Spain winning 5-2 in each of their meetings.
  • They will meet again at the World Cup after Spain won three games in a row without a single goal conceded to the Netherlands.
  • The last seven meetings between the two teams across competitions have all been played at a goal differential of less than 2.5.
  • Spain have triumphed 13-11 against the Netherlands in this yearโ€™s World Cup. The 2019 runner-up have a better defensive record with only one goal conceded to Spainโ€™s five.
  • Spain have won 9 of their last 10 games across competitions with the Netherlands winning 5 out of their last 6.

Spain vs Netherlands Prediction

Spain have triumphed in their last three meetings with the Netherlands, with three clean sheets to show for it. However, nerves could get the best of them against 2019 World Cup runners-up Holland. The two teams are expected to have a high-quality match, with the Netherlands coming out on top.

This is sure to be a fascinating match, and it could go either way. I’m predicting a 3-2 win for the Netherlands

We predict : Spain 2-3 Netherlands

Latest News and Rumors Surrounding the Match

Spain : Spain will be hoping to have Ivana Andres back in the starting lineup after she was ruled out of the last two games with an injury.

Goalkeeper Catalina Coll is expected to stay in goal after replacing Misa Rodriguez between the post in the last-16 game.

Netherlands : One of the Netherlands’ most important players is out for the World Cup as Midfielder Danielle van De Donk is banned for accumulating yellow cards. She’s a key part of the Dutch team and whoever takes her place will have a lot to prove.

Netherlands will be without Atletico Madrid centre-back Merel van Dijk, who picked up an ankle injury during Monday’s pre-match training.

Spain vs Netherlands Starting Lineup

Spain probable starting lineup:
Coll; Hernandez, Paredes, Ivana, Batlle; Bonmati, Abelleira, Hermoso; Redondo, Paralluelo, Gonzalez

Netherlands probable starting lineup:
Van Domselaar; Spitse, Van der Gragt, Janssen; Pelova, Roord, Groenen, Egurrola, Brugts; Beerensteyn, Martens

FIFA Women’s World Cup Odds: Spain-Netherlands Odds

Spain: -120

Netherlands: +340

Draw: +230

Over 2.5 Goals: +110

Under 2.5 Goals: -150

Spain vs Netherlands Match Kick-off Time

9 p.m. ET (Thu, Aug. 10) / 2 a.m. BST / 11 a.m. AEST / ย 6 p.m. PT

Spain vs Netherlands Match Details

Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Kickoff Time: 9 p.m. ET (Thu, Aug. 10) / 2 a.m. BST / 11 a.m. AEST / 6p.m. PT
Location: Sky Stadium (Wellington, New Zealand)
Official: Stephanie Frappart (FRA)
Last meeting: Spain 2-0 Netherlands (Feb. 27, 2019 | Algarve Cup)

How to watch Spain vs Netherlands Match Live

  • USA :ย FOX, Telemundo Fubo, Fox Sports site/app, Peacock (Spanish),Telemundo Deportes site/app
  • UK :ย BBC Two BBC iPlayer, BBC website
  • Australia :ย Optus Sport
  • Canada :ย TSN2 TSN+, TSN site/app, RDS site/app
  • India :ย DD Sports FanCode
  • New Zealand :ย Sky Sport 1 NZ Prime TV, Sky Sport NOW
  • Singapore :ย FIFA WWC CH01 StarHub TV+, meWATCH
  • Hong Kong :ย Now TV Viu TV
  • Malaysia :ย FIFA+

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bracket


Spain and Netherlands are two of the best teams in the world, and this is sure to be a classic match. The winner of this match will be one step closer to lifting the Women’s World Cup trophy.

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