Brazil vs. Holland World Cup betting odds had Brazil paying slightly better than EVEN odds despite their embarrassing loss against the Germans. Holland would pay around 2-1 odds. The Draw would pay out just shy of 3-1. All odds courtesy of BetOnline here
Betting action was balanced on both sides of this matchup.
This will be the 12th clash between Brazil and the Netherlands (W3, D5, L3) and the fifth in World Cup finals.
In World Cups, the Dutchmen have won twice, most recently in the 2010 quarter finals (2-1). Brazil managed to win once (1994), plus a penalty shoot-out 1998 (4-2).
For the second time after 1974 and 1978, the Netherlands will finish in the top four in two consecutive World Cups.
The Dutchmen had scored 12 goals in their opening four games but failed to find the net in both the quarter-final and the semi-final, despite both matches going to extra-time.
The Netherlands have lost five of seven penalty shoot-outs in World Cups and European Championships.
This will be Brazil’s fourth appearance in the third place game, but their first since 1978.
Brazil have won two and lost one of their three previous appearances in the third place match.
The injured Neymar (13) is the only player who created more goalscoring chances for Brazil than Marcelo (10).
- Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com