Holland v Costa Rica odds, World Cup free bet offers

Latest Holland v Costa Rica odds, with World Cup free bet offers and latest betting from tonight;s quarter final clash.

Holland and the tournaments surprise package Costa Rica meet on Saturday, vying for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup.

The Dutch needed two late goals to beat Mexico in the second round, winning the match with a dubious penalty.

Giovanni Dos Santos opened the scoring early in the second period, with a superb volley from 25 yards.

Mexico looked like they were going to cause an upset, however Wesley Sneijder equalised with a volley of his own.

In added on time, Rafael Marquez was adjudged to have fouled Arjen Robben in the box, although there seemed to be little contact.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar stepped up and converted the spot-kick to send Holland into the quarter-finals.

Having topped a group consisting of three previous tournament winners, Costa Rica met Greece in the last 16.

Bryan Ruiz gave Costa Rica the lead, before they were reduced to 10 men, after Oscar Duarte was shown a second yellow card.

Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalised in injury time to force an extra 30 minutes and ultimately penalties.

Theofanis Gekas was the only player to miss as Costa Rica reached the last eight for the first time in their history.

Saturday’s meeting will be the first between the two nations.

Dutch players who would miss semi-final if booked Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij, Jonathan de Guzman
Costa Rican players who would miss semi-final if booked: Jose Cubero, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Bryan Ruiz, Keylor Navas

Team news
Holland have been rocked by the news that Nigel De Jong will miss the remainder of the tournament, after an injury against Mexico.

Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman will battle it out with Georginio Wijnaldum, although the latter looks set to keep his place.

Dirk Kuyt looks set to keep his wing back role, with Bruno Martins Indi returning to central defence after coming on early against Mexico.

Costa Rica will be without the suspended Duarte, with Johnny Acosta set to come in.

That looks set to be the only change for Costa Rica, who have left an incredible mark on the competition that nobody expected.

Holland (5-2-2-1): Cillessen; de Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi; Verhaegh, Kuyt; Blind, Wijnaldum; Sneijder, Robben; van Persie 
Costa Rica (5-4-1):
Navas; Gamboa, Umana, Gonzalez, Acosta, Diaz; Borges, Tejeda; Bolanos, Ruiz; Campbell

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