Netherlands vs Costa Rica Betting Tips

Netherlands vs Costa Rica is going to be a great game and although Netherlands were favourites to beat Mexico in round of 16, they nearly lost and certainly that has to give some edge to Costa Rica. Costa Rica must know they can beat anybody in the tournament and the Dutch have been a bit vulnerable to date. It doesn't help that Arjen Robben admitted to diving and he'll probably not have a chance to get away with it in this game. Meanwhile Costa Rica weathered the storm against Greece and their victory must have given their team another injection of confidence. This is the quarter-finals elimination game at the 2014 World Cup. The match happens on July 5th, 2014 at 17:00 local time at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. arena fonte nova

Netherlands vs Costa Rica Odds at Bet365

These odds were taken from Bet365 sportsbook which is one of the best sportsbooks around.
  • Netherlands win 9/20
  • Draw 18/5
  • Costa Rica win 15/2
  • Over 2.5 goals 1/1
  • Under 2.5 goals 9/10

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Betting Tips

This is an easy game to bet on and it is because we are picking the underdog on paper. However Costa Rica shouldn't be written off as underdogs anymore. They won their group in the group of death. England, Italy and Uruguay are no longer in the tournament and Costa Rica are flying high after a dramatic win over Greece with only 10 men for too much of the match. The Dutch are a great strong team but they looked too vulnerable against Mexico and are really lucky to have made it through that match. Add it all up and our calculations show that Costa Rica are the slight favourites to win and with 15/2 odds that is a serious payout as the public has written off Costa Rica's achievements to date. Our other betting tip on this game is to pick for over 2.5 goals at 1/1 odds which is a good payout on 2 teams that have a reputation for scoring.

Prop Bets Netherlands vs Costa Rica

Prop bets are certainly more interesting to bet on than just who will win or if there will be a draw. If you think you can pick the exact score then you got some interesting odds to choose from:
  • 2-1 Costa Rica win 18/1 odds
  • 2-0 Costa Rica win 33/1 odds
  • 1-1 draw 7/1 odds
For goal scorer odds, wait until the starting lineups are announced. So far these odds are:
  • van Persie goal 11/10
  • Joel Campbell goal 3/1
It is tough picking any goal scorer in this match. We do like over 2.5 goals and are calling for Costa Rica 'upset' win over Netherlands.