While these two have already booked their spots in the next round of the tournament, there is the issue of top spot to be settled. That’s a big one, because whoever comes out second best is likely going to have to face Brazil in the round of sixteen. Holland will book top spot with a draw, Chile need to win. The odds on Chile to win against Holland are at 9/5, with the Dutch trading as 6/4 favourites.
Holland v Chile Betting Tips
The only match that these two nations have played against each before was back at the 1928 Olympics, which produced a 2-2 draw. So nothing to go by there. The Dutch are running as favourites for this match as they clearly have brought their shooting boots to Brazil 2014 with eight goals in their two matches so far. They crushed Spain in their group opener and then had to endure a scare against Australia to beat the Socceroos 3-2 in their second match. It has left them in a good position of just needing a draw to win Group B. Holland haven’t won either of their two previous World Cup encounters against South American teams in South America. However, they have only lost two of their 11 World Cup matches overall against South American opposition.
Three of their last four World Cup matches in which they have been behind in, Holland have produced wins. They did it in style against Spain in their opener. With four wins in their last four matches now, they are running confidently, far more than anyone expected. However, they did struggle to get going against Australia and they looked rattled by the pace and commitment of the Socceroos, so Chile could give them a good run for their money. Robin van Persie is suspended for this one so Klaas-Jan Huntelaar as 7/4 favourite for the Dutch in the anytime goalscorer market, with Arjen Robben at 7/5. Holland haven’t lost a Group Stage match since 1994.
Chile’s goalscoring hopes will be resting on the influential Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas, both at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market. Chile played a very smart game against Spain in taking a 2-0 win over the defending champions, which followed up an opening win over Australia. Chile have good pace in attack and they worked really hard to press Spain high up the pitch, which should also work well against the Dutch. The South Americans have won four of their last six World Cup matches, and their current form has seen them win their last four in a row. They have only won two of their last eleven World Cup matches against European opposition. Can they grab the win and snatch top spot from the Dutch?
Who will win – Holland v Chile Prediction
The odds on Chile to win against Holland will probably tempt a lot of punters to have a shot on the South Americans. They have played some good football and there was always the suspicion that they were going to have a big say in qualification from Group B. Probably not as big of one as they have done, and this should be a great open game, so look for Both Teams To Score in this one.