Holland 5/1 after late show

  • Last Updated: June 30 2014, 0:37 BST

Holland are 5/1 to win the World Cup after drifting out to as big as 28/1 in Sky Bet's live outright market when 1-0 down to Mexico in their round of 16 clash on Sunday.

Arjen Robben celebrates Holland's victory
Arjen Robben celebrates Holland's victory

The Dutch looked to be down and out in the searing heat of Fortaleza after Giovani dos Santos had fired Mexico into a 48th-minute lead and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa continued his heroics as the last line of defence.

Louis van Gaal's side dragged themselves level in the 88th minute as Sneijder lashed home a venomous strike from the edge of the box and then went ahead from the penalty spot in the fourth minute of added time after Arjen Robben was felled in the box by Mexico captain Rafael Marquez.

Substitute Huntelaar calmly sent Ochoa the wrong way to book Holland's place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory and they will face Costa Rica or Greece next.

The Oranje went out to as high as 28/1 in Sky Bet's live outright market before their late recovery and now sit at 5/1 behind only favourites Brazil (5/2) plus Germany and Argentina (both 4/1) in the World Cup betting.

Costa Rica provide the opposition for Holland in the last eight after they beat Greece 5-3 on penalties.

A keenly-contested encounter in Recife ended 1-1, with Bryan Ruiz’s opener cancelled out by Sokratis Papastathopoulous in second-half stoppage-time.

An extra 30 minutes failed to deliver another goal, despite Costa Rica playing close to an hour at a numerical disadvantage following the dismissal of Oscar Duarte, and the contest was settled with a test of nerve from 12 yards out.

Costa Rica are now 40/1 with Sky Bet to lift the trophy and the firm have also released their odds for the clash with Holland.

The Dutch are the 1/2 favourites to beat Costa Rica in 90 minutes, while the Central Americans are priced up at 11/2 and the draw at the end of normal time is 14/5.

Holland are 2/9 to reach the semi-finals and Costa Rica are 3/1.