2014 Football World Cup – Brazil vs Netherlands – Preview & Free Tips – 12/07/2014

World Cup 2014 Tips

Brazil meet Netherlands today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, in the playoff for 3rd place.

Form

The two sides have met 11 times before, with Brazil winning 3 games, Netherlands winning 3 games, and there being 5 played out draws. In total the two teams have scored 31 goals in fixtures between them.

Brazil were defeated 7-1 by Germany in their Semi Final match.

Netherlands were defeated via penalty shootout by Argentina after a 0-0 scoreline at full time in their Semi Final match.

Injuries & Suspensions

Brazilian captain Thiago Silva will return after serving a one match suspension, while defender Dani Alves may return to the starting lineup. Star forward Neymar will miss with his infamous back injury. There are no concerns for the Netherlands.

Prediction & Tip

Brazil suffered one of the most infamous losses in World Cup history when they went down 7-1 to Germany in the Semi Final. They’re defense was an absolute rabble that day, with most attributing that to the loss of Captain and organiser Thiago Silva. He returns for this match in what one can only hope will be an improved effort. Netherlands came all so close to a tilt at the title, but were eliminated from the tournament by an improved Argentina. They are sure to put in a good shift here, while one can only wonder which Brazil will show up. Interestingly, Brazil have been installed as bookie favourites to bounce back here, but we just don’t see that happening.  Ladbrokes are offering 21/10 for a Netherlands win which is where our money will be.

Netherlands defeat Brazil 1-0