The Netherlands has faced some tough teams and some tough defenses in the World Cup betting battles so far but they haven’t seen anything like the Spanish defense yet in the World Cup odds competition.
There were many ‘good’ defenses in this year’s World Cup betting action but none of them are still playing aside from Spain. That’s because Spain balanced its tough defense with strong offense and might just be the most balanced side in this year’s World Cup odds competition.
However, it’s the defense that shines through just as it’s the Dutch’s offense that has brought it to this final game of the World Cup betting. While Holland has a chance (13/8) to win the World Cup betting final it will have to be at its very best and play almost flawless football if it wants to crack the Spanish defense.
The Dutch need only look at what the Spanish side did to a red-hot German side that had previously scored 8 goals in its previous two World Cup odds matchups and had outscored its opponents 13-2 in its previous matches. In their semifinal World Cup betting match the Dutch were not only held scoreless in the 1-0 loss but they were held to just a handful of shots on goal as the Spanish side dominated the time of possession.
In order for Holland to win its first World Cup betting title it must score first. And it must score early. This will set the entire tone of the game and get Spain out of its comfort zone. Spain certainly has the talent to play from behind and has better ball winning skills than any other team in the soccer betting tournament, but it’s something that Spain hasn’t had to deal with since its opening match against Switzerland, a match that it lost.
In almost every game in the knockout stage of this year’s World Cup betting action the team that scored first, often in the first ten minutes went on to win the game.
If any team can penetrate this stingy Spanish defense it’s Holland. Gifted with some of the best forwards in the world, look for Holland to come out of the blocks as aggressive as any team in the World Cup betting so far. And if the Clock Work Orange can get a score early they might just be able to beat the World Cup odds favorite (4/7).