WORLD CUP BETTING – Uruguay vs Netherlands

Jul 8 07:09 2010 LorrainePerla Print This Article

It’s make or break time this Tuesday evening as Uruguay take on the Netherlands for a place in the World Cup final.

WORLD CUP BETTING – Uruguay vs Netherlands


Who will be the first finalists? Betrepubluc previews the match here.


Uruguay v Netherlands Soccer Betting Tip :


What a matchup we have for the first Semi Final at the 2010 World Cup. Available at odds of 80/1 and 14/1 respectively both of these sides,Guest Posting Uruguay especially, have performed better than most people could have predicted.


Who will reach the final though? The silky smooth Dutch? Or the tenacious Uruguayans with their never-say-die attitude?Netherlands the favourites to progress to the final within ninety minutes at odds of 4/6, with Uruguay available at 5/1 and the draw can be backed at 5/2. However, I feel that this game will be a lot tighter than the odds suggest.


In their Quarter Final match Uruguay upset the whole of Africa and the majority of the world as Luis Suarez saved his country from elimination by punching the ball off the line as Ghana were about to score the winner in injury time at the end of the second period of extra time. He was red-carded and he gave away a penalty but instead of a goal Ghana had one of the most pressurised penalties to convert.


In the end Asamoah Gyan hit the bar with the penalty and Uruguay went on to take victory via the penalty shootout. How will Uruguay do against the Dutch without half of their forward line that has found the net six times so far in the tournament?


As if missing Suarez wasn’t enough trouble for the Uruguayan side, they will also have to face the major headache of Arjen Robben. Robben was electric in the second half of the Jekyll and Hyde performance that the Netherlands put in against Brazil in the Quarter Finals.


The Dutch were terrible in the first half and deserved to be losing 1-0, if not more, at half time. They were devoid of ideas for at least another fifteen minutes at the start of the second half, but a lucky goal saw them level and from that point onwards there was only one side that was going to win the match.


If they can perform like they did in last thirty minutes v Brazil from the start of the game then they can win this match, but if they let Uruguay in they will find it difficult to get back into the game without a massive fight, and I’m not sure the Dutch have it in them.


The teams are fairly equal in the goal charts, with the Dutch outscoring Uruguay nine goals to seven, but Uruguay have conceded one less than the Dutch with teams only finding the net against them twice. Uruguay also have the standout goal scorer of these two sides on their books, with Diego Forlan showing why he is such a highly regarded marksman in La Liga.


With Suarez suspended I feel that he will be focal point of Uruguay’s attacks and he will find the net. Should he do so early on in the game then, with their ‘give all’ attitude and tight defensive line, Uruguay could very well find themselves in their first World Cup final since they last lifted the trophy in 1950.


The Dutch will want to keep the game level for as long as possible or, even better, find themselves ahead early on as they displayed a very negative attitude when trailing to Brazil in the Quarter Finals. I can’t see Uruguay giving the Dutch an easy way back into the game nor losing the plot in ways that Brazil did in the Quarter Finals.


Who will win the match? It could go either way, depending on who scores first as I feel that will be the most important moment of the match. Should Uruguay score first I urge you to back them to win the game on an In-Running market as soon as you possibly can. However, due to the uncertainty over who will find the net first my bets for this game are Diego Forlan to score anytime @ 11/4 and there to be less than 2.5 goals to be scored in the match @ 4/7.


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