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    Brazil can atone for their humiliating exit, back them to beat Netherlands at best odds 5/4 with Skybet.

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    Published: Thu, 10/07/2014 - 16:05

    by: tony.macdonald

    Brazil take on Netherlands in Brasilia on Saturday, get football betting tips ahead of the World Cup Third Place Play-off.

    Brazil have a point to prove and can edge Netherlands, back them to win at best odds 5/4 with Skybet.

    We tipped Germany to win what on paper looked to be an evenly matched semi-final against Brazil, but nobody expected such a one sided game as witnessed in Tuesday night's shock 7-1 result. Whether it was the Germans at their best or the Brazilians at their worst, one thing is for sure, Selecao will be desperate to make amends against Netherlands. The pressure of expectation got to Brazil and they completely lost their heads when they went behind, conceding 5 times before half an hour had been played. That expectation is gone now and they will be eager to prove that they are much better than that result. Luiz Filipe Scolari won't have to fire his players up as they know what must be done to save face, and lets not forget they have had an extra day's rest over Netherlands who had a hard game themselves on Wednesday night.

    Brazil could have easily been facing their bitter rivals Argentina in this match, but Netherlands were the unlucky ones and lost Wednesday's penalty shoot-out. Oranje took the tournament by storm when thrashing Spain in their opening match, but have lived dangerously on occasions having to come from behind to beat Australia and Mexico. They couldn't find a breakthrough against Costa Rica in in the quarter-finals or in their semi-final with Argentina, meaning Netherlands have failed to score in 240 minutes of football. Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben were on fire in the group phase, but have not found the net since and that has to be a concern heading into this match. Netherlands have less time to recover and prepare for this match having also played for an extra half an hour before the penalty shoot-out, while they may also feel they have overachived at this World Cup, unlike Brazil.

    Brazil will be boosted by the return of Thiago Silva from suspension and their skipper is expected to come in for Dante at centre-back to offer some much needed solidity. Fred and Hulk did not represent themselves in the best light against Germany and will be granted a final opportunity to prove their worth in attack with Neymar still absent through injury. Luiz Filipe Scolari's only remaining decoision is whether to retain Maicon at right-back or revert back to Dani Alves with whom he started the competition.

    Bruno Martins Indi could drop out of the starting XI after a disappointing 45 minutes against Argentina meaning Daley Blind will probably be moved to centre-back. Daryl Janmaat may come in on the right, meaning further changes for the Dutch with Dirk Kuyt forced to switch to the left flank. Jordy Clasie may come in for Nigel De Jong, who was substituted after an hour on Wednesday having made an unexpected return from injury and is lacking match fitness.

    2014 World Cup Matches
    Brazil W D W D W L        Netherlands W W W W D D   

    2014 World Cup Goal Scorers
    Brazil (2014 World Cup):
    Neymar - 4 (1 Penalty, 2 First Goalscorer)
    David Luiz - 2 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Fred - 1 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Fernandinho - 1 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Oscar - 2 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Silva – 1 (0 Penalties, 1 First Goalscorer)

    Netherlands (2014 World Cup)
    Robben - 3 (0 Penalties, 1 First Goalscorer)
    Van Persie - 3 (0 Penalties, 1 First Goalscorer)
    Depay - 2 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Fer - 1 (0 Penalties, 1 First Goalscorer)
    de Vrij - 1 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Sneijder - 1 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
    Huntelaar - 1 (1 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)

    2014 Word Cup Goal Assists
    Brazil (2014 World Cup):
    Oscar - 2
    Gustavo - 1
    David Luiz - 1
    Ramires - 1
    Silva - 1
    Marcelo - 1

    Netherlands (2014 World Cup)
    Blind - 3
    de Guzmán - 1
    Depay - 1
    Huntelaar - 1
    Janmaat - 1

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