Holland 11/1 to win World Cup

  • Last Updated: June 14 2014, 2:08 BST

Sky Bet have cut Holland from 40/1 to 11/1 for World Cup glory after beating Spain 5-1 in their Group B opener.

This Robin van Persie goal helped Holland beat Spain 5-1
This Robin van Persie goal helped Holland beat Spain 5-1

Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice as Holland claimed a famous victory over the defending champions in a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final.

Defender Stefan de Vrij netted Holland’s third goal in a match that saw Spain take the lead through Xabi Alonso's disputed penalty.

Spain have been pushed out from 9/2 to 9/1 in Sky Bet's outright betting following the loss and have it all to do to reach the last 16 after Chile beat Australia 3-1 in the day's other Group B match.

Holland are now the 1/50 favourites to qualify from Group B, Chile follow at 8/15, Spain are 13/10 to progress and Australia are out at 28/1.

Louis van Gaal's side are the 30/100 favourites to finish at the summit. Chile can be backed at 3/1, Spain are 12/1 and Australia don't have much hope at 80/1.

Van Persie has moved to second in Sky Bet's top goalscorer betting.

Neymar is the 3/1 favourite after his double in Brazil's opening 3-1 victory over Croatia and Robben has been cut to 14/1 following his double.

Friday's action started with Mexico beating Cameroon 1-0 in Group A.

Mexico are priced up at 8/15 to join 1/250 favourites Brazil in making it out of Group A. Cameroon are 11/1 to reach the knockout stages and Croatia can be supported at 11/8.

  • Posted at 0200 BST on 14/06/2014.