The Oranje go into the match against Jose Pekerman's impressive side without a number of their most dangerous forwards and Al Hain-Cole expects this to lead to a low-scoring gameHaving seen off a talented Belgium side 2-0 on Friday, Colombia make the short trip to Amsterdam to take on Netherlands on Tuesday.
Los Cafeteros are looking forward to their first World Cup appearance in 16 years after finishing second in South American qualifying and are available at 3/1 (4.00) with William Hill to record an impressive win against the 2010 finalists.
However, their hosts dropped just two points in 10 games on the way to booking their own place in Brazil, and are 19/20 (1.95) favourites to come out on top at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Louis van Gaal's men were held to a 2-2 draw by Japan in their last friendly match, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on the sides cancelling each other out in this one.
While van Gaal's competitive record since returning to the national team has been second to none, his side have rarely excelled themselves in friendly matches.
The former Bayern Munich coach lost his first game in charge against Belgium two years ago, and has overseen just two wins in six exhibition matches since then, against lowly China and Indonesia.
The Oranje may struggle to improve on that record without their record goalscorer Robin van Persie, who is joined on the injury list by the dependable Dirk Kuyt and a resurgent Wesley Sneijder, who seemed to be writing his name back into the coach's good books recently.
These absences could prove crucial against Jose Pekerman's impressive outfit, whose 13 goals conceded in 16 games represented the best defensive record in South American qualifying, and who have conceded just twice in their last eight friendlies.
A bet on under 2.5 goals would have paid out in seven of Colombia's last nine matches in all competitions, as well as the Netherlands' most testing recent friendly matches against Germany, Italy and Portugal, so looks to be where the smart money lies at 23/20 (2.15) considering the home side's attacking absentees.
|Under 2.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 23/20 (2.15) with William Hill
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