The FIFA World Cup 2014 Quarterfinals match 4 between Netherlands and Costa Rica will kick off at Estadio Nacional on Saturday. The match is expected to be exciting with both the teams remaining undefeated this tournament.
The Netherlands started off their World Cup campaign in style by beating defending champions Spain 5-1. Public expectations on them shot up after they completely outplayed Vicente del Bosque's men in their opening game. The Dutch lived up to the expectations, topping Group B after they went on to beat Australia 3-2 and Chile 2-0. They went on to beat Mexico 2-1 in the round of 16 to qualify for quarterfinals.
Costa Rica's run this World Cup has been pretty impressive. They topped Group D, racing ahead of much-fancied teams - Uruguay, Italy and England. After beating Uruguay 3-1 in their opening match, they went on to beat Italy 1-0 before settling for a goalless draw with England in the group stage final match. They went on to beat Greece on penalty shootout in the round of 16 after the match ended in a 1-1 scoreline despite going to extra time.
The Netherlands will come into the match as the favourites to win though Costa Rica are looking strong and could beat any team on their day. Most of the predictions by experts in the game too are in favour of the Dutch, and so too the bookmakers.
According to betting platforms like William Hill, Betfred, Bet365, Winner and Sky Bet, the odds for Netherlands is 11/10 while the odds on Paddypower, Ladbrokes and Betfair is 8/15. On the other hand, the odds for Costa Rica is 6 in William Hill, Ladbrokes, Betfred, Betvictor and Sky Bet, while Paddypower and Winner gave 13/2, and 7 in Bet365 and Betfair.
Here is what several betting platforms have to say on quarterfinals match 3 between Netherlands and Costa Rica according to Betting Dictionary:
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Netherlands vs Costa Rica match will be telecast live in India on Sony Six & Sony Six HD at 01:30am IST (3:30 p.m ET / 12:30 p.m. PT on ESPN. You can also check out complete TV quide of the ongoing World Cup HERE.