Uruguay-Holland Pick

The 2010 World Cup Semifinals starts on Tuesday with Holland taking on Uruguay.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have Holland as the clear favorite to win with a betting line of -165 while Uruguay comes in at +500. A regulation draw has a money line of +260.

Uruguay has made a surprise trip to the semifinals in this World Cup, but its road to this point hasn’t been the most difficult. It won a group where France was favored but completely fell apart and then in elimination play, Uruguay has beaten South Korea and Ghana, two teams that were over-achieving by just reaching that stage.

Holland has won every match in the World Cup thus far, and while not beating teams by significant margins, Holland has beaten some good opponents, including Brazil, 2-1 in the quarterfinals. The win over Brazil thrust Holland into the spotlight as legit contenders to win it all. Holland has better talent than Uruguay, but it needs to manufacture more scoring chances.

Holland can’t afford to let Uruguay hang around, which we don’t think it will. Look for the Dutch to score early and control the game until adding a safety goal late. We like Holland to win by a 2-0 margin.

Our World Cup Free Pick for this matchup is: HOLLAND -165 and UNDER 2.5

World Cup Match Results
URUGUAY

Draw with France, 0-0 on June 11

Win over South Africa, 3-0 on June 16

Win over Mexico, 1-0 on June 22

Win over South Korea, 2-1 on June 26

Win over Ghana 1-1 (4-2 on penalty kicks) on July 2

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

Win over Brazil, 2-1 on July 2

World Cup Player Stats
URUGUAY

Diego Forlan – 3 goals

Luis Suarez – 3 goals

Alvaro Pereira -1 goal

HOLLAND

Wesley Sneijder – 4 goals

Dirk Kuyt – 1 goal

Robin van Persie – 1 goal

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – 1 goal

Arjen Robben – 1 goal
World Cup Odds

Uruguay +500 Over 2.5

Holland -165 Under 2.5

Draw +260

*If game is tied after regulation Draw pays out. Team payouts must be on regulation victory
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Posted: 7/6/10 12:00PM ET

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