||Holland always seem to do well at the World Cup but always seem to fall short. At the last World Cup in South Africa they did extremely well to reach the final and only lost out to Spain in extra time. That might have been their best opportunity to win it and it is no surprise that they often come up short, they have several world class players but don't quite have the strength in depth of the very best teams.
Top World Cup Bets on Holland
Here are the best bets available on Holland at the 2014 World Cup:
- Holland to qualify from Group ?
- Holland to win Group ?
- Holland to score 7-9 goals in Group ?
- Holland to gain 7 points in Group ?
- Robin Van Persie to be Holland's top scorer.
Holland World Cup Fixtures
|13/06/2014||Spain|| v ||Holland|
Holland Road To World Cup
Holland had to qualify from the European qualifying section and they qualified easily from a fairly weak group in which they were the hot favouirtes.
Holland only dropped two points in their group which is a decent record but it's a bit disappointing that they dropped those points against Estonia. Every team has an off day but they can't afford to have one at the World Cup Finals.
Holland World Cup Squad
This is the predicted 23 man Holland World Cup 2014 squad.
|Defender||Daryl Janmaat, Jeffrey Bruma, Ron Vlaar, Daley Blind|
|Midfield||Rafael van der Vaart, Nigel de Jong, Kevin Strootman|
|Offense||Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie, Jeremain Lens|
Holland Player Stats From World Cup Qualifying
These are the goalscoring stats from Holland’s World Cup Qualifying campaign. Use these to pick the best goalscorer bets in all of Holland’s World Cup matches.
|Player||Apps (Sub)||Goals||Games Scored In||First Goals||Last Goals||Hat Tricks||Penalty|
|Robin van Persie||10 (0)||11||7||3||3||1||2|
|Rafael van der Vaart||6 (1)||5||5||3||0||0||1|
|Jeremain Lens||10 (0)||5||4||2||1||0||0|
|Arjen Robben||7 (0)||3||3||2||1||0||0|
|Ruben Schaken||5 (1)||2||2||0||2||0||0|
|Klaas Jan Huntelaar||4 (1)||2||2||0||1||0||0|
|Bruno Martins Indi||9 (0)||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|Luciano Narsingh||4 (0)||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|Wesley Sneijder||7 (0)||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|Kevin Strootman||10 (0)||1||1||0||0||0||0|
All stats reflect bookies rules for own goals and 90 mins play in their respective markets.
These stats back up what we already know about Holland, Robin Van Persie is always going to be their most likely goalscorer whilst fit. Rafael Van Der Vaart also has a habit of arriving in the box at the right time plus he gets to take some of the free kicks and penalties so in games where Van Persie comes up against a particularly strong defender Van Der Vaart may represent the best value to score Holland's goals.
Holland Players' Disciplinary Stats
Check Holland's yellow and red card stats below to help highlight the best bets in the cards markets for Holland's World Cup matches.
|Player||Apps (Sub)||Yellow Cards||First Yellow Card Of Game||Red Cards|
|Bruno Martins Indi||9 (0)||3||2||0|
|Jordy Clasie||7 (2)||1||1||0|
|Arjen Robben||7 (0)||2||1||0|
|Dirk Kuyt||10 (5)||1||0||0|
|Daley Blind||4 (0)||2||0||0|
|Nigel de Jong||3 (0)||1||0||0|
|Adam Maher||4 (3)||1||0||0|
|Jeremain Lens||10 (0)||1||0||0|
|Ron Vlaar||10 (1)||1||0||0|
|Jetro Willems||6 (0)||1||0||0|
Holland have always been considered a team well capable of picking up more yellow and red cards than other teams and despite being the dominant force in their qualification group they managed to pick up 18 bookings. Bruno Martins was the worst offender picking up a total of three yellow cards in eight matches.
Holland Team Stats From World Cup 2014 Qualifying
Holland's team stats can be found below, these stats can be applied to a multitude of match markets during the World Cup.
|-||Goal Stats||-||Results Stats|
|Games||10||No. Of Games||6|
|Goals||34||No. Of Games Won||5|
|Conceded||5||No. Of Games Drawn||1|
|First Goals||10||No. Of Games Lost||0|
|Last Goals||10||No. Of Games Winning At Half Time||3|
|Over 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||10 / 7 / 5||No. Of Games Drawing At Half Time||3|
|Under 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||0 / 3 / 5||No. Of Games Losing At Half Time||0|
|Clean Sheets||6||No. Of Games Team Won Both Halves||3|
|First Half Clean Sheets||7||No. Of Games Won To Nil||4|
|Second Half Clean Sheets||8||-||-|
|First Half Goals||15||-||-|
|Second Half Goals||19||-||-|
|Team Scored In Both Halves||8||-||-|
|Games Both Teams Scored||4||-||-|
Holland had the joint best qualifying record in Europe alongside Germany and scored the second highest amount of goals. They haven't scored a great amount of goals at recent major tournaments though and against better teams we are likely to see them score one or two goals and keep up their strong defensive record (they only conceded five in qualifying). Their goals scored and conceded were pretty evenly spread between the first and second halves, the main standout stat above is probably that six of Holland's nine victories were won 'to nil' so that could be a good way of boosting the odds on a Holland win when they face easier opposition.
Holland Recent World Cup Performances
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