Holland vs Cameroon betting preview
World Cup odds – Holland vs Cameroon
While Holland became the first team to reach the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup; the opposite can be said of Cameroon who became the first country to tumble out of South Africa. The Africans slumped to defeat against Denmark on Friday and enter the Dutch game hoping to salvage some pride and live up to their nickname as the Indomitable Lions. The Netherlands on the other hand will want to finish with a flourish by ensuring they cement top spot in Group E but it will also give them a chance to rest some of their bigger names before the knockout stages commence.
Best odds for Holland vs Cameroon:
Holland – 5/6 Willaim Hill
Draw – 5/2 Betfred
Cameroon – 4/1 Betfred
Without really excelling in the tournament thus far, the so called ‘Flying Dutchmen’ haven’t exactly been flying in their opening two games. But all good sides are capable of winning ugly and Bert Van Marwijk’s side have done just that and one can only assume their best performances are being held in reserve for the latter rounds. Wesley Sneijder’s thumping strike was enough to see of Japan last time out and after easily dispatching of the Danes in the first game all is looking rosy in the Dutch camp. They have yet to concede and join Argentina as the only teams yet to drop any points. So expect that to continue against Cameroon where they are odds on at 5/6 with Bet365. However, perhaps better value is for the Oranje to win to nil with Paddy Power’s 21/10 – this seems extremely appealing considering their two previous shut-outs.
A draw will be enough for Holland to clinch Group E and is available at 5/2 with SkyBet. It will be surprising if they do take the field and settle for a point now their last 16 place is secure and it may be best to look elsewhere rather than taking a punt on this bet.
Paul Le Guen’s Cameroon restored some of the passion against Denmark which was evidently lacking in the opener with Japan. But this marked improvement couldn’t prevent them from crashing out of a campaign largely criticised for Le Guen’s poor tactics. The former Rangers’ boss deployed star striker Samuel Eto’o wide on the right against the Japanese and admitted his ploy to play the Inter Milan striker in this position did not work. Eto’o started as the focal point in attack against the Danes and justified his manager’s decision by grabbing the opener but they couldn’t hold on and were caught twice on the counter by the clinical Scandinavians. The highest ranked African country in the tournament did though pose more of an attacking threat and will want to continue in the same vein against the Dutch. If you fancy them to cover up some of the irreparable cracks in South Africa they can be found at a best priced 7/2 with SkyBet to go out on a high note.
The First Goalscorer bet could be a good one for the punter in this match; Robin Van Persie is about due his first of the competition and it could be the opener against Cameroon at 5/1 (William Hill) or anytime at 11/8 (Boylesports). Although coach Van Marwijk may decide to rest the Arsenal forward and that could pave the way for Klaas Jan Huntelaar to break the deadlock at 11/2 with Bet365. If some of Holland’s big-hitters do not feature, Eljero Elia could get his break after two impressive substitute appearances. The winger isn’t afraid to beat his man and hit a post against Denmark, definitely worth an outside bet to score the first at 9/1 (Betfred). For Cameroon’s main goal threat you can look no further than Samuel Eto’o at 8/1 (SkyBet) to be the first goalscorer and double his tally for the tournament. While preference is for Eto’o, why not try a small stake on Achille Emana for the first at 16/1 who might have troubled the scoring against the Danes if he hadn’t caught Thomas Sorensen in sublime form.
Both teams can set up and play without any pressure they may have endured in their two previous encounters and that can mean only one thing. Goals. Get on the even money Bet365 offer for over 2.5 goals and/or if you’re even braver over 3.5 goals pays out at a creditable 11/4 with Boylesports. If you’re still pondering over the World Cup outright market The Netherland’s are fast shrugging off their darkhorse tag and another win against Cameroon could see the 8/1 being offered by SkyBet shorten even further. And with Arjen Robben likely to make a timely return for the knockout stages this bet makes plenty of appeal.
Holland vs Cameroon betting tips
Holland to win to nil at best odds 21/10 with Bet 365 – Get £200 in free bets at Bet 365.
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