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Spain v Holland: Iniesta backed to put Dutch to the sword again

| 11.06.2014

Spain take on Holland in a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final as both sides open their Group B campaign and we have picked out three of the best bets for the match in Salvador!

La Roja are the 17/20 favourites for victory, with the Dutch 15/4 to pick up a vital win, while the draw is priced at 23/10 with Ladbrokes.

But the Ladbrokes News team believes history could repeat itself when these two European rivals clash in Brazil. Read on to find out why!

Spain to win 1-0 @ 5/1

No one in Spain will forget the result that sealed Spain their first World Cup triumph and supporters of La Roja will take another 1-0 win when the two sides clash in Salvador. It’s a scoreline which has featured three times during the 10 meetings between the two sides and with both sides expected to be cautious it could pay to back a Spanish 1-0 win occurring again at 5/1.

Under 2.5 Goals @ 8/15

The opening game for any side in a World Cup can be a cagey affair with no side wanting to lose their first game of the competition and when big guns Spain and Holland clash it will be no different. In the last two meetings between the sides just one goal has been scored per game and this run is expected to continue with under 2.5 goals featuring in the match backed at 8/15 with Ladbrokes.

Watch Andres Iniesta break Dutch hearts by scoring the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final:

Andres Iniesta to score anytime @ 3/1

The Barcelona star is a key player in Vincente de Bosque’s line-up and was the thorn in the side of the Dutch in the final four years ago. It was Iniesta who scored the vital goal in extra-time as Spain went on to lift the World Cup for the first time and it would be no surprise to see the 30-year-old, who scored in his side’s recent 2-0 win over Bolivia, on the scoresheet at the Arena Fonte Nova.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Oliver Yew