Year and year out the Dutch seem to be among a handful of teams atop the World Cup odds. But as good as the Dutch team on the field is, the team of supporters in the stands might just be even better. The Clock Work Orange fanatics are ubiquitous and their bright orange outfits make them highly visible at every World Cup betting event.
Holland entered the 2010 World Cup betting action among the favorites at 9/1 soccer betting odds to win the whole thing. After the team’s opening game against Scandinavian neighbor Denmark there’s little reason not to think that this squad is still among the favorites to win the World Cup odds competition.
The Dutch might just have the best attacking group of forwards in the entire World Cup betting action (although you could make a strong argument for Argentina) and its 2-0 win over Denmark is about as good a result as a team can hope for in the opening match of World Cup betting tournament as rust and jitters usually limit a team’s performance.
In the team’s upcoming match on Saturday vs. Japan the team should be able to execute at a much higher level. Add to that the fact that top striker and Bayern Munich star, Arjen Robben, should be fit for the match and Holland’s chances look very good against Japan.
Japan should be a bit more of challenge and after its 1-0 opening game win over a tough Cameroon side this squad should be brimming with confidence. Cameroon is no push over with many World Cup odds makers picking them to advance from Group E and Japan played a very well executed game. Japan has long been the class of Asia and has several players playing on top clubs in Europe and the J-League.
Still, Holland is Holland. With stars like Robben, Van Persie, Kuuyt and Sneijder this team is loaded with talent that very few teams can match up. The very best result the Japanese could hope for is a draw. A draw pays out 7/2 but it’s a big risk. You’re best World Cup betting play on this match is to take Holland to win at an unappealing 13/25 payout.