Betting Odds for Argentina-Netherlands World Cup Semi-FinalPublished July 9, 2014 by Amir G
Tonight's World Cup Semi-Final between Argentina and Netherlands sets the stage for some very interesting betting opportunities.
Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians stadium is the venue for today's World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina (9pm UK time). The two teams met in the 1978 World Cup Final when Argentina beat the Oranje 3-1 after extra time. However, tonight is a different story as the Dutch have been presenting some excellent football in this tourney while Argentina was mainly a one-man Messi show.
Special Betting Markets on Messi and van Persie
While it's hard to anticipate anything similar to yesterday's game between Germany and Brazil, today's game creates some very interesting betting markets, especially due to the big goalscorers on both sides, Robin van Persie and Lionel Messi.
Winner Sports is offering 16 special markets on these two with bets like being shown a card and scoring an own goal down to the very specific ones like scoring with the right or left foot, scoring with a header and many other scenarios. The headline market pits these two one against the other, giving 9/4 to Messi to outscore van Persie and 4/1 for van Persie to do the same thing – odds for a draw stand on 13/20.
Pre-Match and In-Play Bets
Apart from these special betting opportunities, Winner's got over 125 betting markets for tonight including many pre-match bets like correct score, Asian handicap variations, winning margin and the likes. Punters can up the ante with extra time and penalty bets in case the game doesn't conclude in 90 minutes.
In "to qualify" bets, Netherlands stand on 6/5 while Argentina is given 4/6. Winner's traditional full time result bet offers 21/10 on Netherlands, 29/20 on Argentina and 11/5 for a draw. If you could think of a betting market – it's probably there tonight. Get to Winner now and double your fun in this exciting game!