Australia vs Netherlands Betting
It would be a major understatement to say that the Netherlands’ opening match was a surprise. They dominated Spain, who they lost to in the 2010 World Cup final, embarrassing the world champions winning 5-1. They come into this match with a ton of confidence and are massive betting favorites facing Australia.
Bovada has Netherlands posted at -409 with Australia at +1396 and a draw line of +573.
Australia lost their group opener to Chile 3-1 and if their defense struggles again Holland may have a second straight blowout win.
For Australia to have any chance in this match they may have to pack the defense and hope to score on the counter-attack. Their best attacker is Tim Cahill and he scored the lone goal in the Chile match and he will be counted on for some offense in this match.
Not only is Australia overmatched in this encounter, but also attacking DF Ivan Franjic is out for the tournament after tearing his hamstring in the Chile match.
Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored two goals apiece in the shocking win over Spain and Aussie GK Mat Ryan have a huge uphill battle against the Dutch attack.
Australia played pretty well in the second half of the Chile loss, but can’t start slow like they did in that match giving up two goals in the first 15 minutes.
The Netherlands have to make sure there is no let down in this match, which may be hard to do after their big win over Spain. However, with first place in the group at stake and a round of 16 berth that is unlikely.
The Dutch are simply too talented all over the pitch, especially on the attack, and they will easily beat Australia.