When Brazil and Holland take the field on Friday in the World Cup betting quarterfinals it will be without a doubt the premier matchup so far in the tournament. Brazil has looked unstoppable so far in the World Cup odds competition and aside from a short-handed draw against Portugal has won every single game so far in South Africa.
Holland is right there in terms of class and it would hard to argue that any team has performed better than the Dutch in the 2010 World Cup betting action. This is team that has an offense that plays as well as any team in the tournament and that’s dripping with talent. The Clockwork orange is also one of the rare teams that has gotten better with every passing World Cup betting matchup and should be at its peak when it matches up with the Brazilians on Friday.
The Dutch side has won all four of its World Cup odds matchups so far but it hasn’t yet played an opponent anywhere near the caliber of Brazil. Brazil is the odds on favorite to win this year’s World Cup betting title at 5/2. The Dutch are also among a handful of hopefuls but are a relative long shot compared with the Brazilians at 7.5/1 odds.
It’s quite possible that the soccer betting odds makers got this line wrong on the Dutch as this side has been as good as anyone in this tournament. On offense, the only team that rivals the loaded attack of the Dutch is Argentina. And like Argentina the Dutch favor a wide open, attacking style of play that put the ball on the football of its playmakers. Its defense is also its weakest link and though it’s yet to be really tested in the World Cup betting action, this could be the team’s downfall against the Brazilians in the teams’ World Cup Betting quarterfinal matchup.
Brazil also has weaknesses, most noticeably its thinness at the striker position. But as Robinho and others have shown in the past few games this team can still score goals. In fact, Brazil has the fewest weaknesses of any team in the World Cup odds action right now and if they continue to play solid defense and take advantage of the scoring chances they get the Netherlands could be in big trouble.
But no matter who wins or loses this World Cup betting matchup it should be a great game.