Value in backing Holland and Germany to renew fierce rivalry
As the World Cup nears its potentially explosive climax, the daily doubles market offers a host of tempting prices for the semi-finals.
Wins for both Holland and Germany are available at a combined 10/3, and should these two results materialise, the final could be a very fiery encounter.
The two nations have a historic, fierce rivalry, and a meeting between the two at this year’s showpiece event would be a rematch of the 1974 World Cup final, where West Germany were 2-1 winners.
In two other World Cup clashes between the sides, there has been one Germany win and a draw.
Both sides, however, face difficult semi-finals. Holland are 8/13 to beat Uruguay, while Germany will have to conquer pre-tournament favourites Spain.
The longest odds on offer are for a Uruguay win and a draw between Germany and Spain, which is available at a combined 20/1.
There is precedent for such an outcome, with Germany and Spain drawing their last World Cup encounter 1-1 in 1994.
And Uruguay will by no means be an easy ride for Holland, as they are more than capable of holding the Oranje – the draw is 13/5.
A draw for Uruguay coupled with a win for either Germany or Spain, meanwhile, is available at 9/1.
Who do you think will reign supreme in the semi-finals? A win for Uruguay and Spain is 16/1. See the full Daily Doubles market.