Netherlands 2/9 to reach the semi-finals at Costa Rica’s expense
Competition: World Cup
Market: Netherlands to reach the semi-finals
Odds: 2/9 @ Betfair
A young Netherlands side have been impressing in this summer’s World Cup, after finishing runners-up to Spain in the 2010 tournament. This time around, they thrashed Spain 5-1 in their first group game, and they’ve followed it up with wins against Australia, Chile and Mexico to make it to the quarter-finals.
Costa Rica have surprised everyone after impressively topping a group which included Uruguay, England and Italy. The South Americans took seven points from the group, and saw past Greece in the last 16 to get within touching distance of the first World Cup semi-finals of their history.
However, Betfair are backing the European giants with odds of 2/9 to qualify for the semi-finals by any means. A large portion of the last 16 games went the distance, with sides unable to get the decisive goal in normal time, and while Netherlands are considerable favourites to win on Saturday, their game could too go to extra time or penalties tomorrow night, so backing them to qualify for the semis is the right option.
Bet: Netherlands to reach the semi-finals at Costa Rica‘s expense @ 2/9 with Betfair >>