After a sensational performance against Spain in their opening match, Louis van Gaal's men face the Socceroos, with our tipster backing the Oranje to continue their scoring formNetherlands set the World Cup alight last week as they came from behind to destroy holders Spain in Salvador 5-1, with Louis van Gaal's men looking sublime in-front of goal and ready to face Australia in Porto Alegre full of confidence.
The Socceroos had a tough start to the competition, losing to Chile 3-1. Ange Postecoglou's men will once again find themselves as underdogs, with victory a must with Spain lying in wait after their match against Netherlands.
With the result last Friday included, Australia have now gone four matches without a victory, losing three of those games. Paddy Power price them at 12/1 (13.00) to win.
The Oranje will be looking to put themselves in pole position for top spot in Group B with victory against Australia. Their performance against Spain shocked many, with their defence coming under fire before the tournament, but despite a Xabi Alonso penalty, the back four held strong against a strong Spanish outfit while the forward line did the damage.
With Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben starring for Netherlands up front, the Spain defence couldn't deal with the movement and pace. Paddy Power price them at 2/9 (1.22) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 6/1 (7.00).
With Australia struggling in their opening match, it's tough to see past a Netherlands victory. The -2 handicap bet at 17/10 (2.70) and the both teams to score and Netherlands to win at 9/5 (2.80) both seem tempting with Paddy Power. The manner in which van Gaal's men won their first match makes it tough to see them not dominating again, despite Australia showing some potential after going 2-0 down against Chile.
With the Oranje scoring for fun and Australia struggling to keep goals out, backing Netherlands to score over 2.5 goals at even money (2.00) is the play with Paddy Power. Australia have conceded an average of 2.7 goals in their last 10 matches, with the likes of Brazil, France, Japan and Ecuador all managing to net over 2.5 goals against them.
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