MATCH OF THE DAQ previews the match that no team ever wants to play in. It’s the World Cup 3rd/4th Place Play Off on Saturday between fallen hosts Brazil and Netherlands.

Argentina v Netherlands
World Cup 3rd / 4th Place Play Off
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, ITV, 9pm.

(Max last 10 only)
Jun 2011 International Brazil 0-0 Holland
Jul 2010 World Cup Holland 2-1 Brazil
Oct 1999 International Holland 2-2 Brazil
Jun 1999 International Brazil 3-1 Holland
Jun 1999 International Brazil 2-2 Holland
Jul 1998 World Cup Brazil 1-1 Holland
Aug 1996 International olland 2-2 Brazil
Jul 1994 World Cup Holland 2-3 Brazil
Jul 1974 World Cup Holland 2-0 Brazil


It was a case of money back on Thursday as Insaany was a non runner.

It was probably just as well though, as the selection, What About Carlo finished last, so it was a bonus to get our money back !!

Germany ripped up the whole script for the World Cup when slamming Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals.

So much so that it’s impossible to know what to expect in this non-entity of a match for the bronze medal.

Such was the pain and mauling inflicted on Brazil that’s it’s hard to predict that they will want to fight – even for pride – even in front of their home fans. What’s clear is a long re-building process is needed and it’s unlikely to start here at the end of a busy campaign.

The same holds true for the Netherlands who had a gruelling semi-final only losing out on a penalty shoot out with Argentina and have had one less day to recover.

The BETDAQ win market is interesting. Brazil are favourites at 2.18 but would probably be odds-on in any other scenario with home advantage behind them. How much of an advantage that will prove to be is debatable after their fans booed them off the pitch in the ultimate humiliation.

A draw after 90 minutes looks the best bet. And Brazil’s agony will be pro-longed for even longer.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points stake per bet)
4 points DRAW at around 3.9 on BETDAQ

Thursday: +0.00 points
JULY RETURN TO DATE: +11.85 points

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