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WE ARE ROBBEN BOOKIES BLIND.

Byline: ALEX HANKIN BEST BETS

BET that Holland and Mexico produce real World Cup theatre today.

The flying Dutchmen's opening night triumph was a comprehensive upstaging of Spain's tippy-toe tedium.

There wasn't a dry eye in the house as former Eastender Ross Kemp, or someone quite like him, brought the curtain down on the La Roja Show.

Mexico's progress has been less dramatic, but they know their lines and can get amongst some unconvincing Oranje bit-players.

It's scripted to be a thriller, and the 19/20 (Hills, Coral) YES in the 'both teams to score' market is the punt.

If you can get any of 888Sport's huge 12/5 about leading man Arjen Robben scoring, don't hesitate - he's just 11/8 generally.

After the feast, the famine, with the later kick-off pitting shock Group D winners Costa Rica against shock Euro 2004 winners Greece.

Could the fun-loving Ticos abandon their style and try to Greece a way through the knockouts? That's clearly the bookies' view, with the 'no goalscorer' punt on offer at a incredibly skinny, almost Ghanaskinny, 9/2. With the possibility of another monsoon in Recife this is no time to splash out on 'sure things'.

Dip a toe in for the draw at 9/4. Last week: Winner at 21/20

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 29, 2014
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