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Costa Rica vs. Netherlands Odds 2014 World Cup Free Picks – Quarter Finals

Holland vs Costa Rica Prediction – July 5

Cinderella Costa Rica faces Juggernaut Netherlands in the Quarters

It will be defense vs. offense in the quarter-final match between Costa Rica and the Netherlands on Saturday. The Costa Ricans certainly deserve their place in match – especially when considering they came from the same group as Italy, Uruguay and England! [ad-1519080]

Netherlands vs. Costa Rica
Where: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil
When: Saturday, July 5, 2014, 4:00PM ET
Netherlands vs. Costa Rica Betting Lines
Netherlands -1 -120 -205 Ov 2½ -103
Costa Rica +1 +100 +625 Un 2½ -117
Draw +275

The Dutch have been money in the tournament but needed some late magic to advance to the quarters. On paper there is still no doubt that they are a top club in this tournament.

The Netherlands was perhaps lucky to get by Mexico. A late goal and a penalty in extra time sealed it for the Netherlands but for much of the game this game was in serious doubt. The Dutch got the win in the end – the scare may have done them some good.

The Dutch have scored 12 goals in the tournament so far – head and shoulders above any other team left. Arjen Robben (three goals in four games) and Robin van Persie have all be tremendous for the Netherlands and will be the biggest test for the Costa Ricans so far – Wesley Schneider has yet to have a great game and may be due.
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The Dutch have been mighty impressive when it counts most – they have four wins in four games thus far.

Defensively the Netherlands still have their issues – Nigel de Jong will miss the game with a leg injury. The good thing that the Dutch have going for them is the caliber of attack that they will be facing – Costa Rica isn’t exactly an offensive juggernaut. If Costa Rica gets down early, this game could be over.

Costa Rica has scored five goals in their four games so far and dug deep against Greece – overcoming a player sent off and a late goal by Greece. The Costa Ricans took their game to another level and prevailed in penalty kicks.

Costa Rica has a couple of threats up front – Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz have played well and have converted on their limited chances. The midfielders have not been impressive so far but the play from the men up front has been bailing them out.

Make no mistake about it – the Costa Ricans are going to DEFEND! They know they are outmatched in this one – they will have to be organized and they will have to be ready to work at a high rate – the Dutch will come in waves. Although Costa Rica has looked good defensively so far the Dutch are a totally different challenge right now.

World Cup Betting Prediction:

The Costa Ricans story has been a nice one indeed but it is about to come to an end. While betting on the Netherlands -205 is a play here – take a look at the over – 2 1/2 goals. This looks like a 3-1 or 3-1 game to me!

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