World Cup Betting Tips: Goals Galore In A Pointless Match

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719px-WC-2014-Brasil.svgTODAY we have what is pretty much an embarrassment of a match; no one likes coming second in football never mind third, but FIFA must squeeze every last coin out of the World Cup so here we are.

Brazil v Netherlands

It’s probably not too hyperbolic to say that Brazil will never get over that defeat against Germany Tuesday night. Parallels can be drawn to their loss at home in the World Cup final against Uruguay in 1950.

After that game they changed their home kit from an all-white number to the famous canary yellow shirt and blue shorts we know today. They literally shed themselves of the past. The Brazilian nation will want to rid itself of failure again.

The Dutch just couldn’t get through another penalty shoot-out against Argentina or more tellingly they couldn’t get Tim Krul on the pitch.

Two players passed on taking penalties which forced centre-back Ron Vlaar to take one, the ‘Oranje’ had wilted once again in the world’s gaze.

This is a tricky one to call given the apathy that comes loaded with the third place play-off, it’s hard to know how much the teams will commit.  One thing that can be predicted is goals – the last three third place playoffs have yielded 14 of them, with two games finishing 3-2.

Paddy Power will give you 11/2 for there to be over 5.5 goals scored in the game.

Maybe the Brazil side can give their nation something to look at, other the sheer horror they witnessed against Germany in the Semi-Final.

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