Argentina – Netherlands Betting Preview: Expect a tough game in Sao Paulo

Alejandro Sabella’s men will be hoping to silence the Oranje to book a place in the final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup when they meet on Wednesday evening
Arena Corinthians in São Paulo will be the battle ground for the semifinal clash between Argentina and the Netherlands.

The Dutch will be hoping to go one better than four years ago when they lost in the final while La Albiceleste looking to lift the trophy for the first time since 1986 after reaching the last four for the first time since 1990, where they went onto beat Italy before losing in the final to West Germany.

Sabella’s side beat Belgium in a tight contest on Saturday in the quarter-finals, with Gonzalo Higiuain’s goal the difference with the South American’s winning 1-0. Bet9ja price them at (2.35) to win against the Oranje in normal time.

The Dutch haven’t lost to Argentina in their last four matches, winning two and drawing two. Bet9ja price them at a chunky (3.00) to make their second successive World Cup final. The same firm prices the draw at  (3.10).

Netherlands are among the highest scorers in the competition, scoring 12 goals. Despite this, they missed numerous chances against Costa Rica in 120 minutes and failed to score. Expect a tight match in Sao Paulo, but the price of (1.17)  for under 3.5 goals is far too skinny to touch.

Instead it’s worth looking at the highest scoring half market. Netherlands have come alive in the second half of their World Cup matches in Brazil, with 80 per cent of their goals being scored in the second period. Just under half of the goals they have netted have come between the 75-90 minute mark.

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