Group B glory is on the line as Chile and the Netherlands go head-to-head in Sao Paulo.
The layers go 29/20 about a Dutch win, with Jorge Sampaoli’s men not far behind in the betting at 17/10, though it’s the 12/5-rated draw that should have the most match-betting allure for punters.
A share of the spoils would guarantee de Oranje top spot by the virtue of goal difference, but the unpredictability of Louis van Gaal’s side and the South Americans’ thirst for adventure will ensure the neutrals are suitably enthralled.
The forecast suggests there’s a heavy chance of goals here and with both outfits well matched, a few quid on 2-2 at 9/1 looks a worthwhile correct score bet.
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A total of £270 profit is in the offing if it’s placed on an even four-goal split between this pair and the premonition proves accurate.
As well as notions borne out of the attacking intentions harboured by both outfits, there are ample statistics saying that this one will end as we’re hoping.
The first of these is that the Netherlands have lost just two World Cup matches against South American adversaries, but never won one with the opposition playing on their home continent.
Chile – who prevailed in their opening two group games – have never won three successive matches at the tournament on the spin, by contrast.
La Roja have scored exactly two goals in four of their previous nine outings and have conceded in each of the previous three matches that followed their last three clean sheets.
The Netherlands have just a trio of shut outs to show from their previous eight matches and both teams bagged in their pair of preceding World Cup fixtures.
Furthermore, only one of their combined four games in Brazil so far has failed to cross the 3.5-goal mark, so if this mooted correct score wager doesn’t appeal, the 7/2 about this match being the highest scoring affair of the evening certainly should.