Netherlands meet Argentina today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo.
The two sides have met 8 times before, with Netherlands winning 4 games, Argentina winning 1 game, and there being 3 played out draws. In total the two teams have scored 19 goals in fixtures between them.
Netherlands defeated Costa Rica 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the two teams played out a 0-0 draw in their Quarter Final fixture.
Argentina defeated Belgium 1-0 in their Quarter Final fixture.
Injuries & Suspensions
Netherlands have a concern with star forward Robin van Persie missing Tuesday’s training with stomach problems. Argentinian forward Sergio Agüero looks to of recovered from a leg injury and should return in some capacity, while midfielder Ángel Di María will miss after suffering a thigh injury against Belgium.
Prediction & Tip
The Netherlands have had a very good tournament, and while they do have some defensive frailties, their offensive threats in Robben, Sneijder and Van Persie are very potent. Argentina always had the potential to get this far in the tournament, and will look forward to the return of forward Sergio Agüero to potentially team up with superstar Lionel Messi, in which would make for one of the world’s most feared front lines. Yesterdays extremely surprising 7-1 Germany Brazil result has thrown all calculations into the air. Ladbrokes are offering 11/5 for a 90 minute draw which is where our money will be, with thoughts that the Netherlands might get over the line in extra time.
Netherlands defeat Argentina 2-1