On line sports gambling handicappers will have their choice of two world power teams that will be competing to make the Final Four with the loser having to head home.
Brazil will enter the match with a record of 3 wins and 1 draw. Brazil was the winner of Group G. The Brazilian team opened group stage action with a 2-1 win over North Korea. That was followed up with a 3-1 win over the Ivory Coast.
Brazil concluded group stage action with a scoreless draw against Portugal. In the knockout stage of the final 16 teams Brazil looked dominant in a 3-0 win over Chile.
The Netherlands is a perfect 4-0 on the FIFA World Cup stage so far and was the winner of Group E. The Netherlands opened the group stage with a 2-0 win over Denmark.
That was followed up with a 1-0 win over Japan and then a 2-1 group stage finale victory over Cameroon. The Netherlands then scored a 2-1 win over Slovakia in the knockout stage.
The on line sports gambling matchup between Brazil and the Netherlands will be one of the most highly anticipated and wagered on of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. While the Netherlands is hardly ever mentioned in the same class as Brazil they are a highly talented and efficient team that wins with understated performances.
Brazil has a phenomenal World Cup history with 5 titles while the Netherlands has twice made the final in 1974 and 1978. The Netherlands is currently riding a 23 game winning streak.
Brazil coach Dunga respects the Netherlands and complimented them as a team that is similar to those from South America.
“We know the Netherlands are a very difficult team to beat and they are very able technically, they play football like South Americans,” said Dunga. “Even though Brazil has beaten the Dutch twice before, every World Cup provides its own experience.”
Dunga also voiced confidence in his own group.
“The quality of our players allows me to be calm with what has been built up over the last three years,” said Dunga. “The Brazilian team are a mature outfit.”