Holland v Argentina Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Holland v Argentina Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
Well the Dutch have been grinding and scraping their way through their matches. After opening with such aplomb against Spain, they have since struggled to recapture that clinical brilliance. A 3-2 win over Australia in the group, two late goals in the round of sixteen to edge out Mexico and then a penalty shoot out in the quarter finals against Costa Rica shows a side walking a thin line. But you can’t fault their grit and determination, as they have gotten the job done no matter what is has taken. They also look to have great team spirit as well. They are now on a six match winning streak, but are outsiders of the four semi finalists.
Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben are now both three games without a goal and are 2/1 and 12/5 respectively in the anytime goalscorer market. They both last scored in their second group match against Australia. Fortunately the team have dug deep and found winners from somewhere. They have bagged two clean sheets at the World Cup now, against Chile and against Costa Rica, with the Dutch needing a shoot-out win to end the run of Los Ticos in the quarter finals. After their two goals in the last two minutes against Mexico, they have been riding their luck. Will it hold out against Argentina?
Would expect this game to go under 2.5 goals, not only because the Dutch have been misfiring a bit up front in their last few games, but because of the occasion. The Dutch have only faced Argentina eight times before, and they have only lost one of those meetings. They have faced each other four times at the World Cup, the most recent being a 0-0 in the 2006 Group Stage. It was back in the 1978 final that Argentina got their only win over the Dutch, 3-1 after extra time. They haven’t played each other since 2006.
The Dutch aren’t that quick at the back, and so there are weakness there, if Argentina can get going. We still haven’t seen the fluent best from Argentina, and the fact that all their games so far have been won by a one goal margin is a clear indication of that. A Gonzalo Higuain goal was enough to beat Belgium in the quarter finals, and again, the Albiceleste didn’t look to be close to needing to get into top gear. Lionel Messi was brilliant though and is even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, but worryingly they may be without the hugely influential Angel Di Maria who hurt his thigh against the Red Devils.
Argentina are on a ten match undefeated streak at the moment, and they have posted three clean sheets on their way to the semi’s. They don’t get troubled a lot at the back, with keeper Romero having an easy afternoon against Belgium. The last three meetings against Holland have all gone under 2.5 goals so don’t expect a goal-fest here as this will be a war of attrition between the two, who both know how to grind out wins. It probably wouldn’t be a bad shout to go with a draw/Argentina half time full time bet on this one at a price of 3/1, or shoot for another Argentina one goal winning margin for the same price. Argentina do look the tougher of the two sides, especially in the middle of the park.
Holland v Argentina Odds
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h2:Holland v Argentina Betting Tips
Match to go under 2.5 goals as the last three meetings have done so
All of Argentina’s wins so far have been by 1 goal, which is 3/1 for the semi finals