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Brazil to Bounce Back or Holland on a High?

Fri 11th Jul 2014 | World Cup 2014

The third place play-off is a chance for the teams to right the wrongs of their semi-final defeats and restore some national pride.

Brazil will be looking to put their embarrassing 7-1 defeat to Germany behind them and the Netherlands will want to end on a high after coming so close against Argentina. Airton Risk, a division of Paddy Power PLC, look at some of the stats for Saturday’s game.

The two nations have only met nine times in their history with three Brazilian victories and two Netherlands wins interspersed with four draws. At the last World Cup Netherlands beat Brazil 2-1. There is an 8% chance for history to repeat itself.

The Dutch have kept five clean sheets in their last eight fixtures. There is a 7% shot for another 0-0 draw.

The Netherlands have lost two of their 13 World Cup games against South American teams, not including penalty shoot-outs (1978 final v Argentina and 1994 quarter-final v Brazil). They are 33% likely to win this match.

They are also the only team to concede more than one penalty at the 2014 World Cup. It is a 9% chance for another penalty to be given in 90 minutes.

After the humiliating defeat to the Germans it is only a 0.5% chance that Brazil will suffer the same score against the Netherlands. They have only kept one clean sheet in this World Cup (6 Matches). It’s a 10% chance for Brazil to win 2-1.

Brazil’s captain Thiago Silva will be back from suspension for this match, they have lost none of their last 10 matches that he has featured in (W8 D2). They are a 45% shot to win this game.


Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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