As two of the top international football teams, Netherlands and Ecuador have had their share of intense matches. But how do the two compare when it comes to performance statistics? In this article, we take a look at a detailed breakdown of Netherlands’ and Ecuador’s performance statistics to see which side has the upper hand.
Ecuador and the Netherlands have been two of the more consistent teams in South America and Europe respectively over the past few years. In this post, we will take a detailed look at the national team performance statistics of both countries in an attempt to see which team has the edge heading into their World Cup qualifier on June 9th.
Performance-wise, the Netherlands have been dominant since 2006, only losing 6 times in 44 games played. On home soil, they are especially strong, boasting a 29 game unbeaten streak dating back to 2004. Ecuador, on the other hand, has lost 10 times in their last 36 games but has an impressive away record, having only lost 3 times in their last 18 matches on foreign soil.
In terms of head-to-head matchups, the Dutch have won all 3 previous meetings including a 2-1 victory in Amsterdam just last year. However, Ecuador did win the most recent encounter between the two sides, a friendly match played in Miami back in February of this year.
Looking at some key individual statistics, it is clear that both teams have world class players in their ranks. For Ecuador, Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia is their most dangerous player while Dutch striker Robin van Persie is always a threat to score goals.
So who will come out on top when these two nations meet again? Based on recent form and history between the sides, it is hard to look past the Netherlands but with home advantage playing a factor and Ecuador’s
Historical Performance Statistics of Netherlands
Netherlands and Ecuador are two national teams with a lot of history behind them. In this article, we will take a detailed look at the historical performance statistics of both teams.
Netherlands have been one of the most successful teams in world football, winning the FIFA World Cup in 1974 and 1978. They have also reached the final of the European Championship three times, winning it once in 1988. The Dutch team has a long history of success at major tournaments, and they will be looking to continue that trend at this year’s World Cup.
Ecuador, on the other hand, are a team with much less success at major tournaments. They have never qualified for the World Cup, and their best showing at the Copa America was a third-place finish in 1993. However, Ecuador have been improving steadily over the past few years, and they will be hoping to make an impact at this year’s World Cup.
Now let’s take a look at some historical performance statistics for both teams. We’ll start with Netherlands.
Netherlands have won 78% of their competitive matches since 1970 (the year they started playing competitively), which is the second-best record among all teams during that time period (behind only Brazil). They have also won 54% of their World Cup matches (the fourth-best record), and they have reached the semi-finals or better in nine out of thirteen editions of the tournament (the best record).
Historical Performance Statistics of Ecuador
In the World Cup, Ecuador has only made it out of the group stage once, in 2006. They were subsequently eliminated in the round of 16 by England. In 2014, they again failed to make it out of the group stage, finishing third in their group behind France and Switzerland.
In Copa America, Ecuador’s best performance came in 1993, when they reached the semi-finals before losing to Argentina. They have also reached the quarter-finals on three occasions, in 1997, 2001 and 2009.
Ecuador’s most recent competitive match was a 3-0 defeat to Chile in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. In that match, Ecuador had 37% possession and only managed one shot on target.
Recent Performance Statistics of Netherlands
Since the early 2010s, the Netherlands national football team has been in a period of decline. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, they were eliminated in the group stage, and in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, they failed to qualify. However, there have been some bright spots in recent years. In 2016, they won the UEFA Nations League, and in 2017, they reached the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Looking at recent performance statistics, it is clear that the Netherlands are not the powerhouse they once were. In terms of average possession per game, they rank 18th in the world with 53.2%. They also rank 19th in shots taken per game with 11.2. However, where they have struggled most is in converting those chances into goals. They currently rank a lowly 73rd in the world in conversion rate, scoring just 1.4 goals per game.
It is evident that the Netherlands national team is not performing at the level that they once were. However, there have been some positive results in recent years which suggest that they are slowly getting back to their best. With more consistent performances and improved finishing, they will surely be a force to be reckoned with once again on the international stage.
Recent Performance Statistics of Ecuador
In the past year, Ecuador has played a total of 12 games, winning 7 and losing 5. They have scored a total of 24 goals and conceded 20 goals. The team’s win percentage is 58%, and their average goal difference is +1. recent performance statistics of Ecuador show that they are a strong team who are capable of beating any opponent on their day.
Ecuador’s recent form has been mixed, but overall they have been performing well. In their last five games, they have won three and lost two. Their most recent result was a 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly match. This win will give them confidence heading into their next game against Uruguay.
Ecuadorean fans will be hoping that their team can continue their good form and pick up some more wins in the coming months.
Head to Head Comparison
In this head-to-head comparison, we will be looking at the national team’s performance statistics of Netherlands and Ecuador. We will be comparing their FIFA World Rankings, Elo Ratings, average goals scored per game, average goals conceded per game, and their shooting percentage.
Netherlands is currently ranked #15 in the FIFA World Rankings with 1,711 points. They have an Elo Rating of 1,745 and are currently ranked #12 in the world. Their average goals scored per game is 1.54 and their average goals conceded per game is 0.76. They have a shooting percentage of 50%.
Ecuador is currently ranked #26 in the FIFA World Rankings with 1,396 points. They have an Elo Rating of 1,613 and are currently ranked #19 in the world. Their average goals scored per game is 1.31 and their average goals conceded per game is 0.93. They have a shooting percentage of 45%.
From these statistics, we can see that Netherlands has a higher FIFA World Ranking, Elo Rating, average goals scored per game, and shooting percentage than Ecuador. However, Ecuador has a better goal difference than Netherlands. In terms of recent form, Netherlands has won 3 out of their last 5 games while Ecuador has only won 2 out of their last 5 games. When we look at both teams’ overall performance statistics, Netherlands seems to be the stronger team but Ecuador cannot be underestimated as they have proved to
The Netherlands and Ecuador are two teams with a lot of potential, but they have very different styles of play that manifest in their performance statistics. The Dutch team is well known for their attacking style while the Ecuadorian team tends to focus on defense first. In any case, both sides have been able to find success in international competitions over the years and it will be exciting to see which one manages to come out ahead when they face each other!