Spain meet the Netherlands today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.
Historically the two sides have met 10 times, with Spain just edging the Netherlands 5-4 on wins, and a draw being played out in the other fixture. The two last met famously in the 2010 World Cup Final, where Spain were able to secure victory with a goal from Andres Iniesta.
Spain’s most recent match was against El Salvador, where they were able to post a 2-0 victory against the lowly placed South American side.
Netherlands hosted Wales most recently, and were also able to secure a 2-0 win.
Injuries & Suspensions
None as of match day, through renowned strikers Diego Costa of Spain, and Rovin van Persie of the Netherlands, are both under fitness clouds.
Prediction & Tip
Many around the world are looking forward to this match up, which most agree is the match of the group stages. Spain’s pedigree of recent years is well known, while some wonder if the famed Netherlands machine is at top gear. We’re going with a 2-0 win to Spain, and like the 7/1 that Ladbrokes is offering.