Brazil and Netherlands favored

[PREDICTIONS] Brazil faces Chile Monday in a battle of South America powers. Brazil won both games (3-0 and 4-2) in qualifying. The Netherlands and Slovakia have never met since Slovakia became an independent country. For a look at Monday's games and Soccer America's predictions ...

NETHERLANDS vs. SLOVAKIA
June 28 in Durban

Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Alberto Undiano (Spain).
Previous World Cup Meetings: none.
Suspensions:
Slovakia -- Strba.
Yellow Cards: Netherlands -- de Jong, van Persie, van der Wiel, Kuyt, van der Vaart, van Bronckhorst; Slovakia -- Durica, Sestak, Weiss, Vittek, Pekarik, Mucha.

PREDICTIONS:
Paul Kennedy: Netherlands 2-0
Ridge Mahoney: Tie 1-1 (Netherlands wins on penalties)
Mike Woitalla: Netherlands 3-0

BRAZIL vs. CHILE
June 28 in Johannesburg

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Howard Webb (England).
Previous World Cup Meetings: 1998 -- Brazil 4-1, 1962 -- Brazil 4-2.
Suspensions: Chile -- Medel, Ponce, Estrada.
Yellow Cards: Brazil -- Ramires, Luis Fabiano, Juan, Felipe Melo; Chile -- Suazo, Valdivia.

PREDICTIONS:
Paul Kennedy: Brazil 2-0
Ridge Mahoney: Brazil 3-2
Mike Woitalla: Brazil 2-0

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