Australia face Netherlands in their second game at the 2014 Brazil World Cup and given Australia got beaten 3-1 – despite a spirited performance – by Chile and Netherlands hammered Spain 5-1, many will be predicting one-way traffic here.

Tim Cahill got Australia’s goal in their defeat and the fact that he is their main goal threat says a lot about Australia’s attacking options. Cahill has the heart and big-game ability to trouble any side, especially with his remarkable heading ability, but his supply is likely to extremely limited here.

Netherlands are now favourites to top Group B and thus, theoretically, avoid Brazil in the second round. However, they will face a different challenge here as the side expected to dominate and make the play. They are priced at betting odds of just 1/4 in our live betting odds comparison and that compares to a hefty 15/1 for Australia and 11/2 for the draw.

The Dutch qualified in fine style, dropping just two points along the way and with players like Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie they should brush Cahill and co aside with ease. Of course, football is highly unpredictable and some may be tempted for a cheeky bet on the Aussies at those huge odds of 15/1 but we can’t see past the favourites here.

Our main betting tip for this one is to back the Dutch to win 3-0 – a long odds outsider but worth a punt.

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