2014 World Cup Odds Semifinals- Netherlands vs Argentina

Netherlands and Argentina have a lot of history together and now they will clash for a spot in the 2014 World Cup final, this Wednesday July 9th at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo at 4 PM ET.

netherlandsNetherlands and Argentina have a lot of history together and now they will clash for a spot in the 2014 World Cup final, this Wednesday July 9th at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo at 4 PM ET.

Argentina was amongst the favorites to get to this point, and despite they have won all five games they have suffered to win in all.  Lionel Messi has been outstanding and perhaps the reason they are still alive.

‘It’s been very emotional,’ said captain Javier Mascherano. ‘It was not just a game. For 24 years we couldn’t make it to the semi-finals. It was a big weight we were carrying. In terms of intensity, the balance of the team and the intelligence of our play, it was our best performance by far.’

Netherlands was in the final four years ago, losing to Spain in extra-time; this generation, specially Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Robin Van Persie want to be there again and hope for the best this time, but Argentina is on their way.

“If a player says something it hits more than if I do,” Louis Van Gaal said. “Robin and Dirk gave great speeches. That was fantastic, but I’ve felt this since we got together and became a unit at the training camp in Portugal. So I don’t need to check on them, at all. They know exactly when they have to take their responsibilities. It’s not about me or the staff but taking responsibility. This is an incredibly strong group.”

Netherlands leads the series in World Cup meetings with two wins, one loss and one draw.  The World Cup odds listed Argentina as the favorite +150 to win and Netherlands is +240.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.

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