Today’s action features a total of 12 games from six different groups, including some of the top teams of this tournament going head-to-head. The top-seed Netherlands welcome Wales in a match where they can put some distance between themselves and the remaining teams. Meanwhile, Turkey looks to remain perfect in group stage as they take on winless Lithuania. This is the place to find everything, including team win odds, the over/under, and point spreads.
Moneyline: Netherlands @ -350
After winning their first two games, the Netherlands’ 2-2 draw against Poland felt like a loss even though they still earned a point. With little time to dread past results, a victory over bottom-seeded Wales will make the Dutch squad the top team in Group A4. With this being the last match of the month, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal will want to seal up the three points and head into the two-month break on a positive note.
The Wales squad is relatively young compared to their opponents in the group, and coach Rob Page is taking this opportunity to expose them to a wonderful experience. While they’re not expected to do much, the lessons learned along the way will pay a dividend to their future. Expect the Netherlands to walk over Wales in today’s contest and exit Matchday 4 with an easy victory.
Winner + Both Teams to Score: Netherlands-Yes (+225)
It would be a surprise to see the Netherlands leave today’s contest with anything less than three points. Less surprising would be to see both teams score at least once. Wales may not be the most offensive team, but they’ve scored one goal in their first three games, including one against the Dutch.
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The Netherlands have allowed four goals against thus far but have never been known for their defensive prowess. Expect a goal from each side but ultimately end with the Dutch on top.
Moneyline: Turkey @ -1800
This may be one of the most-lopsided betting odds of the entire tournament thus far. Group C1 doesn’t contain the same kind of competition that most groups have, but Turkey is reigning supreme and coming out as one of the best teams in this tournament. With three wins in three games, they’ve scored 12 goals, tied with Georgia for the most thus far. If you’re feeling risky, Lithuania is a +3300 to win, but one must factor in that they have lost all three games and allowed 10 goals. Don’t expect a miracle, and go with Turkey to remain undefeated in group play.
Odds via Bet365
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