Netherlands vs Brazil preview – Quarter Final

The first Quarter Final match of the 2010 World Cup will see the Netherlands do battle with Brazil in a most anticipated game on Saturday 3rd July at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The match will kick off at 12:00am AEST or midnight Friday night Melbourne time and the most recent World Cup meetings between these two teams were at the 1974, 1994 and 1998 World Cups where the Netherlands hold a 2-1 advantage over Brazil.

Leading bookmaker Sportsbet have Brazil $1.95 favourites over the Netherlands $4.30 with the draw at 3.30.

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When: Saturday 3rd July
Time: 12:00am AEST midnight Friday night Melbourne time
Where: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
10-99 Netherlands 2-2 Brazil Friendly

Recent History
10-99 Netherlands 2-2 Brazil Friendly
06-99 Brazil 3-1 Netherlands Friendly
06-99 Brazil 2-2 Netherlands Friendly
07-98 Brazil 1-1 Netherlands P4-2 World Cup
08-96 Netherlands 2-2 Brazil Friendly
07-94 Netherlands 2-3 Brazil World Cup
06-74 Netherlands 2-0 Brazil World Cup

World Cup form

Netherlands
WON 2-0 Denmark
WON 1-0 Japan
WON 2-1 Cameroon
WON 2-1 Slovakia

Netherlands have had the ideal preparation for this match with four wins in comfortable circumstances and they scored mutliple goals in all but one of their matches.

Possible line up: Stekelenburg, Van der Wiel,Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst, Van Bommel, De ong, Kuyt, Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie

Brazil
WON 2-1 North Korea
WON 3-1 Ivory Coast
Draw 0-0 Portugal
WON 3-0 Chile

Brazil have won three matches and drawn one on their way to the quarter finals and have scored 8 goals in the process, including three in their Round of 16 match against Chile.

Possible line up: Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Bastos, Silva, Josue, Alves, Kaka, Robinho, Fabiano

Sportsbet odds for Netherlands vs Brazil

Netherlands $4.30
Draw $3.30
Brazil $1.95

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Netherlands vs Brazil match prediction

The Netherlands have gone about their business with a minimum of fuss and arrive at the quarter finals with little fanfare due to their less offensive nature compared to previous Dutch teams at this event.

Brazil stepped up against an in-form Chile and put three goals past them and were rarely threatened in defence.

Both sides have the ability to win this match but we have been more impressed with Brazil both up forward and down back and  feel they have the all round talent and game to get the verdict over a gallant Netherlands side in what should be a cracking game.

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