Argentina vs. Netherlands Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The final ticket to the World Cup final will be punched today at 4PM ET when Argentina faces the Netherlands.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Argentina is the slight favorite to win this match in regulation, as it has odds of +135 to win. The Dutch have been given a money line of +215 to win in 90 minutes, while odds of the match being tied at the end of regulation has been set at +225. The over/under total for the math is listed at 2 goals.
Argentina is now 42-20-13 all-time in World Cup play following a 1-0 win over Belgium in the quarterfinals. Argentina was able to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on a goal from Gonzalo Higuain. The game was played really even, as Argentina had 51% of the possession while both teams finished with 10 shots. Belgium was more aggressive on the field, holding a 26-14 edge in tackles on Argentina. Lionel Messi, who has led Argentina with four goals in this World Cup, was held to just two shots and one shot on goal in the win.
The Netherlands is now 26-11-11 all-time in World Cup action following its win over Costa Rica in the quarterfinals. The Dutch won the game on penalty kicks after the match went scoreless for 120 minutes of play. The Netherlands dominated the match despite not scoring, controlling the ball for 64% of the match while holding a 20-6 edge in shots and 15-3 edge in shots on goal. The hero of the game for the Netherlands was backup goalie Tim Krul, who was subbed in late to take on the penalty kicks. He come through, stopping two of the five shots while guessing correctly on all five Costa Rican shot attempts. Arjen Robben led the Dutch attack with five shots on goal.