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Value in backing Holland and Germany to renew fierce rivalry

| 05.07.2010

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.

Germany and Spain are both priced at 13/8 to win their semi-final clash, and each side has serious hopes of winning the World Cup. You can back Holland and Spain to win at 10/3.

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.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.