Cameroon has already been eliminated and they don’t figure to be much of a threat in World Cup odds in this match on Thursday that can be seen on ESPN 2.
2010 World Cup betting heavily favors the Netherlands in this match against Cameroon. The Netherlands has won their first two matches, although not impressively, while Cameroon has lost their two matches. Dutch head coach Bert van Marwijk said that the Netherlands can play a lot better than they have so far. The team is very experienced and they realize that playing well against Cameroon is important even though the match doesn’t mean anything. Captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst has a lot of experience and he has the respect of the team. What could help the Netherlands in this match on Thursday is the possible return of star winger Arjen Robben.
The Netherlands does need at least a draw to guarantee they win the group and that doesn’t figure to be a problem against a Cameroon team with nothing to play for. Finishing first in the group would make it so they avoid having to play the Group F winner in the next round. What makes things interesting is that Paraguay could win that group while Italy finishes second. Group F is so up in the air that anything could still happen with New Zealand and Slovakia still alive.
The Netherlands has the goal of winning the World Cup title and that is why they understand that playing well on Thursday is critical. Robben might be back but regardless, the Dutch want to score some goals and go into the knockout round with an unbeaten record. Robben had a great year for Bayern Munich but he hasn’t played yet in the World Cup. When he returns the Netherlands could be even better.
Cameroon was the first team eliminated in the World Cup but they do have striker Samuel Eto’o. Cameroon is playing for pride but they would like to avoid going winless in the World Cup. If Eto’o decides to show up this match might be interesting. If not, it could be a decisive Netherlands win.