Netherlands vs. Costa Rica Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The final quarterfinal match of the 2014 World Cup features the Netherlands taking on Costa Rica at 4PM ET today.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Netherlands is the clear favorite to win this match in regulation, as it has odds of -210 to do so. Costa Rica has been given odds of +600 to win in 90 minutes, while the odds of the match being tied at the end of regulation has been set at +325. The over/under total for this match is listed at 2.5 goals.
The Netherlands is now 26-11-10 all-time in the World Cup following a 2-1 win over Mexico in the round of 16. The Dutch found themselves trailing 1-0 early in the second half, and were only able to tie the match in the 88th minute on a goal from Wesley Sneijder. Then, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, just seconds before the match ended, Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored the game-winning goal. The Dutch finished with 14 shots in the win, eight of which were on goal. Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie each have three goals to lead the Netherlands in this World Cup.
Costa Rica is 5-6-3 all-time in World Cup play thanks to its win over Greece in the round of 16. The match was tied 1-1 after extra time, but Costa Rica was able to advance with a 5-3 edge on Greece in penalty kicks. Costa Rica took a 1-0 lead in the match when Bryan Ruiz scored in the 52nd minute. Greece was able to tie the game in stoppage time, but Costa Rica secured the win on penalty kicks. Costa Rica was somewhat dominated in the match, being outshot 24-6. It had just two shots on goal in the match and only had possession for 43 percent of the time. Bryan Ruiz has two goals to lead Costa Rica in this World Cup.