Brazil vs. Netherlands Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Though both are coming off defeats, Brazil and the Netherlands can end their 2014 World Cup on a positive and claim third place today at 4PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Brazil is favored to win this match in regulation, as it has odds of +110 to do so. Netherlands has been given odds of +225 to prevail in regulation, while odds of the match going to extra time has been set at +275. The over/under total for the match is listed at 3 goals.
Brazil is now 70-16-17 all-time in World Cup play following an embarrassing 7-1 loss to Germany in front of its home country in the semifinals. The loss was the worst Brazil has suffered. Brazil was without key players, but it doesn’t excuse the poor defensive effort it showed, allowing three goals in three minutes and four in six. Brazil didn’t get on the scoreboard until the 90th minute when Oscar scored. Brazil will get Thiago Silva back for this match, but will still be without Neymar.
The Netherlands is now 26-11-12 all-time in World Cup play following its loss to Argentina in the semifinals. The match was scoreless, but the Dutch lost on penalty kicks, 4-2. The Dutch struggled to establish much offense in the match, producing just seven shots in total and only four shots on goal. When it came to penalty kicks, Sergio Romero made two big saves for Argentina and left the Dutch in despair. Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben each had two shots to lead the team in the loss.