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Both nations boast plenty of attacking talent and our tipster is backing the Napoli striker to find the net at any time for Alejandro Sabella's side at a juicy price on Wednesday

The goals may have dried up a bit in the first two knockout stages of the World Cup but Tuesday evening's semi final was a joy to behold for punters dabbling in the goal markets and there is undoubtedly the potential for another high-scoring semi-final clash in Sao Paulo when Argentina take on Netherlands.
 
Alejandro Sabella's side required extra time to break down a resolute Switzerland side in the last 16 while Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal of the game in Saturday's quarter-final tie as Argentina edged out Belgium in Brasilia.
 
Netherlands started the tournament with a bang as they fired 10 goals in the group stages - including a sensational five against Spain - but Louis van Gaal's side have failed to find that fluidity in front of goal thus far in the knockout stages.
 
Indeed, the Dutch have scored just twice in their last two outings - one from the penalty spot against Mexico - while the Oranje failed to find the net in 120 minutes against Costa Rica, eventually reaching the last four by virtue of victory in a penalty shootout.
 
Indeed, should punters anticipate these two nations struggling to find their scoring touch again in Wednesday's semi-final, they should capitalise on bet365's superb Bore Draw offer.
 
Should the match end 0-0, bet365 will refund all losing pre-match first, last and anytime scorer selections as well as bets placed on the correct score, scorecast and half-time/full-time markets before the action in São Paulo gets underway.
 
However, Wednesday's second semi-final could well prove to be a goal laden affair given the quality of attacking options at the disposal of both managers.
 
For Argentina, there is no doubt that talismanic striker Lionel Messi could prove pivotal for the South Americans as they bid to reach Sunday's showpiece final.
 
Messi has notched four goals already in Brazil and is decent value at 100/30 (4.33) with bet365 to break the deadlock on Wednesday while the same firm go 5/4 (2.25) that the 27-year-old finds the net at any time during the semi-final clash.
 
Gonzalo Higuain showed signs on Saturday that he may be finding his best form at just the right time.
 
The Napoli striker broke the deadlock against Belgium before hitting the crossbar in the second half and the former Real Madrid man is excellent value at 7/1 (8.0) with bet365 to score first in Sao Paulo. The same firm's juicy 11/4 (3.75) quote for Higuain to net at any time is simply too big to ignore here.
 
For the Dutch, the deadly duo of Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben could well prove to be the main threat to Argentina's dreams of reaching their first World Cup final since 1990.
 
Both men have notched three goals in the tournament thus far and will be desperate to rediscover their scoring touch having endured a frustrating night against Costa Rica in the last eight.
 
Van Persie is available at 11/2 (6.50) with bet365 to open the scoring in Wednesday's semi-final but concerns about his fitness ahead of the game may mean that price is best avoided while Robben is rated as a 7/1 (8.0) chance with the same firm to score first.
 
For those looking to a bet that could provide interest for the entire 90 minutes, the Bayern Munich winger is chalked up at a tempting 11/4 (3.75) with the same firm to score at any time on Wednesday.
 
However, it is the generous 11/4 (3.75) quote from bet365 for Gonzalo Higuain to find the net at any time that carries most appeal and punters are advised to snap up the price on offer accordingly here.

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Gonzalo Higuain to score at any time at 11/4 (3.75) 2pts stake with bet365

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