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Saturday, September 6, 2008


<1.40> <3.50> <6.70>

Holland are expected to field the same lineup that drew against Russia. Robin van Persie has been in good form, bagging 2 goals for Arsenal last match and also scoring against Russia last month. While van Nistelrooy and Van der Sar have retired from International football, their replacements in Stekelenberg and Huntelaar are of quality as well, and I see the Australians crumbling to the Dutch attack. Australia have injury concerns with Matthew Spiranovic out and Mark Milligan + Grella doubtful, but they do welcome back Harry Kewell, who probably is the only creative spark in the entire Australian team. Do not risk it all on Holland though, as this is just a friendly and is very unpredictable, and the Australians have shown a dogged determination throughout the Olympics in their defence and keeping goals leaked to a minimum. Also, both teams have important matches coming up in 4 days time, the Dutch against Macedonia and the Australians against the Uzbeks, so we might see a shitty, scrappy game, but the Dutch should have the quality to triumph in the end.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Holland @ 1.40 = $7.00

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