The two most likely sides to progress from Group B go head to head in its opening game in Salvador and Spain v Netherlands could be a critical clash in terms of who tops the group.
The sides last met in the 2010 World Cup Final and neither will want to slip up as the runner-up in Group B will face the winner of Group A which is almost certainly going to be Brazil. Netherlands will be hoping to exact revenge for their extra-time defeat in South Africa four years ago, but Spain could just edge them again and the advice is to side with the reigning world champions at a shade above even money in the match odds market.
Despite the depth of attacking talent present in both squads, this match could easily develop into a tactical duel and it would be no surprise if there were under 2.5 goals in the game. With a low scoring game anticipated, Correct Score bettors may play it safe with a 1-0 Spain win which is the shortest priced bet in that market. First Goalscorer punters will be torn between Alvaro Negredo and Diego Costa to open the scoring, while those who fancy Netherlands to net first will be queuing up to stick their money on Robin Van Persie, such is his importance to the side. Cesc Fabregas has often popped up with important goals for Spain and would make appeal in the Anytime Goalscorer market if starting the game, with the same to be said of Arjen Robben for those fancying an Oranje triumph.
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