Netherlands-Estonia Betting Preview: Dutch set for emphatic win over minnows

Louis van Gaal's men have made a perfect start to their World Cup 2014 qualification campaign and Willie Duncan is backing the hosts to cruise past Tarmo Ruutli's men
World Cup 2014 qualification takes centre stage this weekend and Netherlands will be looking to maintain their perfect start on the road to Rio de Janeiro when they welcome Estonia to Amsterdam ArenA on Friday night.

The 2010 World Cup runners-up have won all four of their Group D fixtures so far and they are chalked up as red-hot 1/20 (1.05) favourites with Coral to record a fifth successive win in competitive fixtures when they square up to Estonia.

Tarmo Ruutli's men have won just one of their opening four qualifying matches - a slender 1-0 win over Andorra - so it comes as little surprise that Estonia can be backed at a massive 40/1 (41.0) with Coral to beat their illustrious opponents, while the draw is chalked up as a 10/1 (11.0) shot with the same firm.

With the hosts such overwhelming favourites to win the game, punters are forced to delve deeper to unearth the value and one possible avenue is Coral's handicap market.

It is worth noting that the free-scoring Dutch have netted an impressive 13 goals in their four qualification matches so far in this campaign while Estonia's only goal of the campaign thus far came in the win over Andorra in October.

With that in mind, the stage seems set for a resounding home victory and Coral's 6/4 (2.50) quote for the Dutch to win (-3) in the handicap market offers considerable appeal here while the 11/8 (2.38) quote from the same firm for Louis van Gaal's side to score four or more goals also appears to be a solid selection.

Netherlands have been quick out of the blocks in all four of their qualification matches so far in this campaign with the opening goal in each of those games coming inside 20 minutes.

They can be trusted to have this tie wrapped up inside the first 45, so the 100/30 (4.33) for the Dutch to lead 2-0 at half-time represents the value play here.

Netherlands (-3) at 6/4 (2.50) with Coral Netherlands to lead 2-0 at half time at 100/30 (4.33) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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