Australia vs Netherlands Group B Free World Cup Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/16/2014
2014 World Cup Free Picks: Australia vs. Netherlands
12 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 – Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN)
Match Betting Lines
The Netherlands are listed as huge favorites after their win over Spain, priced at -366 here. Australia enters their second group stage match as +1400 underdogs. The draw is +550. The total is set at 2.5 goals, -120 for the ‘over’ and EVEN for the ‘under.’
The Socceroos were always seen as a three and done side in this difficult group. I don’t think anything has changed from that outlook. They allowed three goals to Chile in their opener, and more goals conceded appear to be on the way against a confident Holland squad.
Safe to say the top performance of the first wave of group play matches goes to Holland in their dismantling of reigning champion Spain. A 5-1 thrashing certainly states Dutch intentions for the rest of group play as potential new favorites.
Australia won’t be able to stop a Dutch side that will be raring to go following their victory over Spain. Likely unrealistic to get a win, so the Aussies will be looking to steal a point and a draw to keep their small chances of advancing alive.
Key Injuries, Suspensions, Yellow Cards
Both teams avoided any injuries in their first matches, so expect similar starting line-ups for this fixture.
You’d have to be a fool to bet against the Netherlands after what they showed against the Spanish. Australia won’t have anything remotely good enough to slow them down. Another multi-goal victory for the Dutch in group play.
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