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We will finally be able to see the two most recent finalists square off again in the first matchday for Group B. Will we see another 0-0 after the first 90 minutes or will we see some goals this time?

Predictions? I have a 1-1 draw for this one, Iniesta and Van Persie score.
 

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Big game, but I fancy Spain
 

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Come on Netherlands!
 

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if spain play even to their 50%,then they'll win.simple as that!
 

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The dutch will play without expectations, that will help!
 

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For Holland probably this.

Will be really surprised if Holland come out with a back 3. Spanish newspapers have reported that in training sessions they have been using a formation with 5 at the back. Del Bosque is likely to go with Pedro instead of Silva in midfield with is a more direct attacking option so that may have something to do with it.

Opening games are usually hard to predict so nothing will really surprise me here.
 

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Will be really surprised if Holland come out with a back 3. Spanish newspapers have reported that in training sessions they have been using a formation with 5 at the back. Del Bosque is likely to go with Pedro instead of Silva in midfield with is a more direct attacking option so that may have something to do with it.

Opening games are usually hard to predict so nothing will really surprise me here.
Well, of course our wingbacks Janmaat and Blind probably won't go forward that much against Spain so then we have 5 at the back. I think Spain will take the initiative and go out and attack to pressure us (since our defense is our weakest link) and then we'll go for the counter attack and give all balls to Robben, who hopefully can avoid the toe of Casillas this time. :D
 

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Official line-up

Spain : Casillas - Azpilicueta, Ramos, Piqué, Alba - Busquets, Xavi, Xabi Alonso - Iniesta, Diego Costa, Silva.

Netherlands : Cillessen - Janmaat, Vlaar, de Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind - de Jong, de Guzmán, Sneijder - Robben, van Persie
 
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