Online sports gambling handicappers looking for an excellent team that will still bring sports gambling value would do well to consider the Netherlands for the 2010 World Cup.
The Netherlands will enter action with the World Cup betting line as the favorite to win Group E over Denmark, Japan, and Cameroon. The Netherlands will open with a Monday, June 14 match against Denmark followed by a match on June 19 against Japan and then a June 24 match with Cameroon.
The Netherlands is nicknamed “Orange” and their fans call them “Team Holland.” The nation has past ties to host country South Africa and those past connections were not always pleasant, which could make for an interesting online sports gambling intangible.
The Netherlands currently ranks 4th in the FIFA world rankings and has twice made the World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978 where they lost both times. They were losers in the knock out round in 2006 as they were defeated by Portugal.
The Netherlands has made the quarter or semi finals in the European championship each time since they won the event in 1988 to make them one of the most consistent World Cup gambling commodities on thae board.
Manager Bert van Marwijk is a calm and well respected leader for The Netherlands team. He has plenty of familiarity in Holland and that will make the team a comfortable and confident sports gambling commodity.
The Netherlands may not be considered a marquee World Cup gambling favorite with the likes of Spain, Brazil, England, Italy, or Argentina but they have plenty of online sports gambling ability and talent starting with Mark van Bommel, who plays with Bayern in the German professional league, which is one of the most respected teams and leagues in the world.
The Netherlands had an easy path to the World Cup in the qualifying stages as they never lost in Group E that included solid clubs from Scotland and Norway.
Their consistency, weak group, and qualifying play all have made The Netherlands one of the favorites with the World Cup betting odds and a team that could offer better value than the other more popular choices.