World Cup Betting: Value lies in narrow win for Dutch Dutch

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If Argentina can perform as spectacularly as when defeating Serbia & Montenegro 6-0, the 11-10 on offer about them beating the Netherlands will look a steal. However, bookmakers may have overreacted and the Dutch, who are far more formidable than Serbia, are on offer at a tempting 17-2 with Paddy Power to win 1-0 and 12-1 to win 2-1.

The same firm's offer of 7-2 against Ruud van Nistelrooy being the first player in the match to be booked for diving appeals more than Hernan Crespo on 4-1.

Miroslav Klose is now 5-2 favourite with Ladbrokes to win the Golden Boot. Spain's Fernando Torres is 7-2 and David Villa is 5-1.