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Holland vs Brazil World Cup 2010 Betting Picks + Odds

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Quarterfinals Gambling Predictions

Matchup: Brazil v Netherlands
Date: Friday, July 2, 2010
Time: 9:30 AM EST
Venue: Port Elizabeth

World Cup Fixture – Quarter-Final Odds: Netherlands -270 / Brazil EVEN / Draw +230
BET ON Brazil vs Holland HERE

The Dutch, undefeated in all four of their matches, play five-time champions Brazil – who have conceded just two goals while netting eight in their four victories — in a much anticipated World Cup quarterfinal clash on Friday.

These two sides have met three times before in the World Cup. The Samba Kings defeated the Oranje 4-2 on penalties after drawing their 1998 semifinal 1-1 in France, and then again in the quarterfinals of the 1994 World Cup in the United States where Dunga went on to lift the trophy as captain in a narrow 3-2 victory.

The Brazilians are arguably the best side remaining and they proved this by dismantling Chile in a commanding 3-0 shutout in the Round of 16. They are a completely balanced side with great defense, solid speed, and strength. Brazil continues to improve match after match as they slowly inch closer to a sixth World Cup title on a 10 match unbeaten streak.

Meanwhile, Holland, who has scored seven goals while only conceding two thus far, stretched their longest-ever unbeaten streak to 23 games with a 2-1 round-of-16 victory over Slovakia on Monday. Their last loss was back in September of 2008 against Australia. The Netherlands is a very technical team and play very well, but traditionally has failed in the latter rounds of the World Cup, losing the finals twice in their history.

However, this year’s World Cup team may prove to be different, especially now that fearsome forward Arjen Robben has returned to the starting XI. The Bayern Munich man came into the side for Rafael Van Der Vart against Slovakia in his first start at these finals, and made his mark on the match with a goal at the 18th minute.

Having Robben back will allow Dutch Wizard Wesley Sneijder to pay in his favored central role, and with both Sneijder and Robben scoring, the engine room will be hitting on all cylinders. Throw in Arsenal ace Robin van Persie up front, and the Brazilians will have their hands full.

Especially for a Brazil side that could be without several key starters including midfielders Elano and Melo, who are both recovering from similar ankle injuries.

But Coach Dunga will have the rest of his side ready, and if Elano does miss out again, then Barcelona defender Dani Alves will once more be deployed in an advanced role.

The Samba Kings looked deadly on the counter attack in their 3-0 thumping of Chile and this was summed up when Robinho netted Brazil’s third goal of the match. They squad just seem to have that something extra going on right now and it could be attributed to influential playmaker Kaka, who returned after collecting his third caution of the FIFA World Cup – after two in the 3-1 group win over Cote d’Ivoire.

The Real Madrid star has hardly set the tournament on fire, but his through ball that set Luis Fabiano up for Brazil’s second goal against Chile showed the incredible awareness and playmaking abilities he possesses. It is surely only a matter of time before we see the best out of him.

Brazil vs. Netherlands Free Pick

This is a tough match to call. The Dutch will need to play through a full 90 minutes with the whole team performing consistently without relying on moments of individual brilliance.

Brazil on the other hand have played well as a unit and will need to continue doing so if they are to be successful in bringing down the Oranje, especially the defense. Which is of course widely seen as a weak point in the team – but even I have to admit has shown signs of improvement of late. (Not allowing any goals but 2 penalty’s in the tournament)

The Dutch have the quality to do it, but whether they will show it on the field remains the big question.

I expect the Brazilians to edge out the Oranje by a single goal to advance.



Matt Martz is a sportswriter for the Bakersfield Californian located in Central California.


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