In a sign of what may lie ahead, the Socceroos are now priced at their biggest ever price for a World Cup match.
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With all the money coming for the Dutch, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has drifted the Socceroos out to $17.
By comparison when the Socceroos got creamed 4-0 to Germany in 2010, they were priced at $6.50.
In other betting news:
- Dutch money: Almost $1 million dollars has been bet on Holland, by far the most money bet on any one team so far during the World Cup!
- 20-1: Unlike game 1 v Chile where there was some patriotic money for the Socceroos, the same can’t be said for game 2. For every dollar bet on the match, only 5 cents is going on Australia.
- $50k bet: The biggest bet of the match is $50,000 on the Netherlands at $1.20. In comparison, the biggest bet placed on Australia is $350.
- Punters tip a flogging: The best backed scorecast is a 4-0 win to the Netherlands. However there is one punter who has hope in the Socceroos, placing $1 on a 5-0 win to Australia at odds of $501.
“We weren’t taking bets back in 1974 when the Aussies played West Germany, but even if we did, we still think the Socceroos would be longer odds against the Netherlands. Patriotism has gone out of the window for this one, all of the money is on the Netherlands with punters betting with their heads and not their hearts,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(Prices in brackets from Tuesday 17 June)
Australia v Netherlands
$17 Australia (out from $15)
$7.25 Draw (out from $7.00)
$1.20 Netherlands (steady)
Australia v Spain
$15 Australia (steady)
$6.50 Draw (steady)
$1.20 Spain (steady)
$4.50 Brazil (out from $4.00)
$4.50 Argentina (in from $5.00)
$5.50 Germany (steady)
$13 Netherlands (steady)
$13 Spain (in from $15)
$19 France (out from $17)
$19 Italy (steady)
$21 Belgium (in from $23)
$26 England (steady)
$1501 Australia (out from $1001)