The World Cup bronze-medal match was marked out as dubious punting terrain even before Netherlands boss Luis van Gaal suggested ‘I think that this match should never be played’.
However, luckily for those bwinners who can’t resist spicing up what could well be a gung-ho free-for-all between two of football’s historic heavyweights, there’s no need to take sides.
Brazil are 23/20 favourites to restore a modicum of dignity in the wake of their destruction at German hands with victory, while the Oranje are 2/1 to triumph and the draw at 90 minutes is 14/5.
Yet the bet that tempted you to click your mice on our headline is slightly further off the beaten track.
Priced up at 27/20 is a wager that has struck with unerring accuracy when it comes to Dutch outings at this World Cup.
Namely the draw in bwin’s half-time result market, which would be copping for the seventh time in succession if the odds are landed in the third/fourth joust.
Brazil are not exactly dyed in the wool party poopers when it comes to this particular punt either, having drawn three of their six outings en route to this somewhat disappointing juncture.
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Bettors in search of more fruitful odds might care to speculate on our theme with a half-time correct score wager on the fixture.
The 0-0 is a 13/5 shot, while 1-1 is 5/1 and 2-2 is a whopping 33/1.
Since the turn of the millennium three World Cup bronze medal dances have seen a combined 14 goals hit the back of the net, meaning that the latter two bets are far from impossible.
In 2010 Uruguay and Germany were deadlocked at one each when the oranges came out, as were hosts South Korea and Turkey in 2002.