Spain vs Netherlands 06/13/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group B Soccer Pick and Preview
Netherlands vs Spain
Friday 13th June 2014 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Spain 1/1 Draw 3/1 Netherlands 7/2 See the Latest Odds
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The question on everyone's mind is can Spain continue their dominance of the International scene. With arguably a better squad this year than in the 2010 World Cup, Spain should arguably be favourites for the competition. But the tournament is in Brazil and hence the South Americans dominate the favourites tag. There is also questions over Spain's defence with Casillas not the player he was even two years ago and aback four that will give up chances. Sergio Ramos is often impetuos and jumps in on tackles when he should stand up, Pique is prone to the odd mistake and both full backs often get too far up the field something they must try to avoid against the Netherlands terrific wing players.
Going back to 2010 and the Netherlands were terrific until the final, their gameplan in the final detracted somewhat from the brilliance of their football up until that point. This Netherlands team might not have as many talented individuals but have a solid team , a great manager and a number of top class players as well in captain Robin Van Persie and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben. This squad will be looking not so much for revenge but to make their own history and win a first World Cup for the Oranje.
I like the Netherlands here, I like them on the handicap at +1. I think that the dutch have enough talent both offensively and defensively to cause Spain some real problems and I thin Van Persie and Robben will find a way to put the ball in the net. Take the Netherlands on the handicap. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo