Netherlands v Costa Rica Betting
2014 World Cup - Quarter Finals
5th July - KO: 9pm BST -
The Netherlands and Costa Rica clash for the first time in the quarter final of the 2014 World Cup on Saturday evening in Salvador. The Dutch qualified top of Group B having won all three of their games against Spain, Australia and Chile, before a fourth win against Mexico in the second round. That didn't tell the whole story however, with Mexico leading until just five minutes left, Holland scored two quick goals through Wesley Sneijder and a penalty by Klaas Van Huntelaar to reach the quarter finals.
Costa Rica are in the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history thanks to a penalty win over Greece in the second round. Surprise Group D winners ahead of Uruguay, Italy and England, Bryan Ruiz had given Costa Rica a one goal lead until the dying minutes of normal time before Greece equalised. With no goals scored in extra time, Keylor Navas saved the vital penalty to help put his team through to the quarter finals.
Louis Van Gaal's Dutch side are the odds on favourites to reach the semi finals.
|Saturday 5th July|
|9.00pm||Netherlands v Costa Rica||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||Half-time draw @ full-time Netherlands win @ 10/3|
|Arjen Robben to score anytime @ 6/4|
|Both teams to score @ 6/5|
Netherlands v Costa Rica Odds
To Qualify Odds:
Correct Score Odds:
First Goalscorer Odds:
|13 Jun||20:00||BBC||Spain 1 - 5 Netherlands||Salvador|
|18 Jun||17:00||ITV||Australia 2 - 3 Netherlands||Port Alegre|
|23 Jun||17:00||ITV||Netherlands 2 - 0 Chile||Sao Paulo|
|29 Jul||17:00||TBC||Netherlands v Mexico||Fortaleza|
|14 Jun||20:00||ITV||Uruguay 1 - 3 Costa Rica||Fortaleza|
|20 Jun||17:00||BBC||Italy 0 - 1 Costa Rica||Recife|
|24 Jun||17:00||ITV||Costa Rica 0 - 0 England||Belo Horizonte|
|29 Jul||21:00||TBC||Costa Rica v Greece||Recife|
Head to Head
The teams have never played each other before.
Arjen Robben (Holland) - Like him or loathe him, the Dutchman has two goals to his name in this year's World Cup and his theatrics helped win the deciding penalty against Mexico in the second round.
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) - The Levante goalkeeper put in a man of the match display against Greece in the second round making a string of important saves even before his heroics in the penalty shootout win. There's every chance he will be a busy boy against the Dutch!
Netherlands have won 40.00%, drawn 10.00% and lost 50.00% of their last 10 games.
Netherlands have kept a clean sheet in 2 of their last 10 games, going on to win 4 and draw 1 of these matches.
Netherlands have failed to score in 3 of their last 10 games.
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