World Cup Bet of the Day: Chile to beat Holland and top Group B
Both teams have humiliated reigning World champions Spain and they meet today today in Sao Paolo to decide who finishes top of Group B.
Most of the talk leading up to the World Cup was around who would finish runners-up to Spain in Group B, a position that seemed sure to mean a game against hosts Brazil in the last 16. That sounded like a fate worse than escape from the group of death.
Holland took no heed of that and absolutely destroyed Spain 5-1. Chile got off to a decent start too defeating Australia 3-1. Holland struggled a bit against the Soccerroos, but Chile's defeat of Spain was very impressive given that the Spanish were supposed to bounce back from what was described as a one-off against Holland. Chile, outfought, outplayed and just had too much for Spain and deservedly won 2-0 to knock them out.
They meet head-to-head today and Holland only need the draw to ensure finishing top on account of a superior goal difference. We don't think Holland have the capability of playing for a draw, but with Van Persie missing because of suspension, we feel the Alexis Sanchez-inspired Chile will prevail in a high-scoring encounter.
We are plumping for Chile to defeat Holland at 7/4, thus avoiding the inevitable clash with host nation Brazil in the last 16.
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