Brazil v Holland Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

12th July 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Brazil v Holland

Brazil v Holland Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

Two wins each from four meetings at the World Cup is where the head to head stands at. Three wins each from twelve previous meetings all told. Could point to this one ending in parity at the close of 90 minutes. May not be a bad option to shoot for. The most recent meeting at the World Cup was just four years ago when Holland took a 2-1 win in the quarter finals. So there could even be value in leaning towards a Holland Draw No Bet here.

The goals have dried up for the Dutch though. After blitzing Spain in their opener and scoring a total to 12 in their first four matches, they fired blanks in the quarter final and the semi final. They needed a penalty shoot out to get past Costa Rica in the final eight, and then they were on the wrong end of a shoot out in the semi against Argentina. Holland’s record in penalty shoot outs in major tournaments is pretty bad, winning just two of seven.

Still, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie are top options in the anytime goalscorer market against Brazil. Neither has scored since their second game which was against Australia. But they do have the pace and the quality up front to cause the Brazilians back line some problems. Holland just look as if they have ran out of steam the longer the tournament has gone on. In their semi final, for the first time since 1996 in a World Cup match, they failed to get their shot count into double figures.

Holland have played just one third place match before, losing against Croatia back in 1998. Brazil have been here three times before, winning two of their third place matches. Where do Brazil go from here? The wheels came off their campaign badly in the semi finals, and missing their two key players in Neymar and Thiago Silva really hindered them. They were woeful at the back and it doesn’t look as if they have a lot to offer going forward, especially with Fred, Jo and Hulk all being 2/1 shots in the anytime goalscorer market. This game is just going to be about restoring pride for them. After their run of 14 unbeaten matches was ended by Germany, Brazil have to pick themselves up and play with some pride to sign off with.

Brazil v Holland Odds

Brazil 23/20, Holland 9/4, Draw 14/5

There’s still time to place a bet on the World Cup outright winner market at online betting site Bet365. Place a wager in the market before the final kicks off on Sunday and you will get the insurance of your lost stake being refunded as a free bet if your team is eliminated in a penalty shoot out.

Brazil v Holland Betting Tips

Holland could open this game up and worth looking over 2.5 goals

A Holland Draw No Bet looks good value at 5/4

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