Netherlands vs Costa Rica by Topspin77
Netherlands are coming into this match after winning in last minutes of the match with Mexico, being 0-1 down 8 minutes before full time. They have shown great commitment, some sort of luck and a lot of inspiration and tactical knowledge from their coach, Luis van Gaal. They had to suffer a huge humidity at high temperature in that match in Fortaleza and played against a very compact side that made their life impossible.
Costa Rica was lucky to find the way through the quarter finals beating Greece on penalties. A lucky goal and important chances wasted by Greece - I am not referring strictly to clear occasions, but situations that were developed poorly in conditions of absolute advantage from Greek players - played 1 hour with 1 man advantage.
Costa Rica impressed by commitment and for their super force of the group. They were an underestimated, surprising and lucky side. I mean the goal with Greece came from a missed shot of Ruiz.
Netherlands have learned a lot from the match with Mexico. They are a side that caused a lot of danger to all the sides that played against and apart from some big mistakes in defensive has played very well.
I expect Van Gaal to clarify with his players the lack of quality in defensive.
I think Netherlands will make no mistake this time and will win to nil!
|Netherlands wins to nil||Bet365||2.30||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|
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