Holland-Brazil Pick

The first game of the Quarterfinals in the 2010 World Cup features top contenders Holland and Brazil.

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Both teams entered the elimination round as group winners and neither have lost a game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Brazil the favorites to win with a betting line of -120 while Holland comes in at +330. A regulation draw has a money line of +240.

Brazil has emerged as the favorite to win the World Cup now but enters this game with a tough draw.  Brazil has allowed just two goals in the World Cup and its most impressive performance was in a 3-0 win over Chile in the round of 16. Brazil has the offensive and defensive combination to pose problems for anyone.

Holland hasn’t gotten a lot of credit for being as good as it has been heading in to the World Cup. Now at 4-0, Holland has a chance to win it all if it can get past this game. Holland has scored two goals in all but one game while allowing just two goals for the tournament. Holland didn’t look its best against Slovakia last round, but it does have the talent to compete with Brazil.

This game is tough to pick and you have to consider the draw as an option. Still, Brazil looks too tough to beat and in this offensive showdown, Brazil likely is to find a way to get one ahead of the Dutch. We like Brazil to win this game 2-1 or 3-2.

Our World Cup Free Pick for this matchup is: BRAZIL -215 and OVER 2.5

World Cup Match Results
BRAZIL

Win over North Korea, 2-1 on June 15

Win over Ivory Coast, 3-1 on June 20

Draw with Portugal, 0-0 on June 25

Win over Chile, 3-0 on June 28

HOLLAND

Win over Denmark, 2-0 on June 14

Win over Japan, 1-0 on June 19

Win over Cameroon, 2-1 on June 24

Win over Slovakia, 2-1 on June 28

World Cup Player Stats
BRAZIL

Luis Fabiano – 3 goals

Elano – 2 goals

Maicon – 1 goal

Juan – 1 goal

Robinho – 1 goal

HOLLAND

Wesley Sneijder – 2 goal

Dirk Kuyt – 1 goal

Robin van Persie – 1 goal

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – 1 goal

Arjen Robben – 1 goal
World Cup Odds

Holland +330 Over 2.5

Brazil -120 Under 2.5

Draw +240

*If game is tied after regulation Draw pays out. Team payouts must be on regulation victory
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Posted: 7/2/10 8:00AM ET

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