Well, four games to go! It’s been emotional! Holland face Argentina, and Germany play hosts Brazil. With Neymar and Silva missing, I cannot see them qualifying for the final. They may lack penetration and attacking intent without Neymar, and their defence will lack stability without Silva. In terms of Argentina vs Holland, it could be just the 3rd knockout game to go over 2.5 goals, with most ending with either 0 or 1 goals in normal time. Here’s our thoughts on the two Semi’s:
Brazil vs Germany
One goal could settle this. Germany look very good at the back, unlikely to concede many. However with Howedes and Mustafi playing RB and LB, there will be little overlapping from them, seeing the wingers get isolated against two men. I predict very few goals, and possibly extra time. Under 1.5 Goals is 13/8. I really like Draw @ 60 minutes too, which is priced @ 7/5. My two favourites from this one.
Top Tip – Under 1.5 goals @ 13/8
Holland vs Argentina
Both went to extra time or later in one of their two knockout games, Argentina grabbing a late goal against a decent Swiss outfit, and Holland needing some penalty heroics from Tim Krul to see off Costa Rica. Both will not want this, so I predict BTTS @ 23/20 (Add Over 2.5 Goals for 2/1). I also like Holland Win Either Half @ 6/5.
Top Tip – BTTS @ 23/20
Semi Final Double:
- Holland-Argentina BTTS @ 23/20 + Germany-Brazil Draw at 60 Minutes @ 7/5 – 4.5/1
Best of luck,