Spain v Netherlands Betting
2014 World Cup - Group B - Spain 1 - 5 Netherlands
13th June - KO: 8pm BST -
Spain kicked off the defence of their title in the 2014 World Cup rather fittingly against the team they beat in the final four years ago, the Netherlands. However, it was the Dutch who got sweet revenge thrashing the reigning World and European champions 5-1 in Salvador on Friday night.
Despite following up that win in South Africa with their second successive European Championship title in Poland and the Ukraine in 2012, the Spanish have been weak in the betting in the lead up to this year's World Cup. One of the main reasons for this was the way in which Brazil beat them in the final of the Confederations Cup in 2013 and Vincente Del Bosque's team will be keen to come out of the blocks quickly. The Dutch qualified for the finals with relative ease and a win for eaither side in Salvador will put them in pole position for Group B.
Spain are set to start the match as clear favourites, although the Netherlands are sure to be a big danger.
|Friday 13th June|
|8.00pm||Spain v Netherlands||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||Over 50 bookings points @ 13/8|
|David Villa to score anytime @ 27/10|
|1-1 correct score @ 13/2|
Head to Head
Last Six Meetings:
- 2010 World Cup: 11th July 2010 - Holland 0 - 1 Spain
- Friendly International: 27th Mar 2002 - Holland 1 - 0 Spain
- Friendly International: 15th Nov 2000 - Spain 1 - 2 Holland
- Friendly International: 21st Jan 1987 - Spain 1 - 1 Holland
- 1984 Euro Qualifying: 16th Nov 1983 - Holland 2 - 1 Spain
- 1984 Euro Qualifying: 16th Feb 1983 - Spain 1 - 0 Holland
Xavi - The metronome that is Xavi goes into what will be his last World Cup and the Spanish captain will be keen to dictate the pace of their opening match. The playmaker is the heartbeat of the Spanish national team and is behind everything that is good for Spain.
Robin Van Persie - The Manchester United striker will be leading the line for the Netherlands as he bids to be a big influence for the Dutch.