For the first time in 12 years the World Cup betting competition will have a new champion. With both Spain and Holland making it through the World Cup betting finals fans of the World Cup odds competition are guaranteed to see a team crowned champion of the World Cup for the first time since France won its first title in 1998.
Crowning first-time champion is seemingly rare occurrence when it comes to the World Cup betting as there have only been seven champions in the history of this soccer betting competition. But considering how many other firsts there were in the 2010 World Cup betting action -not the least of which was the first time hosting of the World Cup odds event by an African country- it seems only fitting that either Holland or Spain will hoist the Balon d’ Oro for the first time in soccer betting history on Sunday.
Both teams have played superbly to reach the final game of the World Cup odds action but they’ve taken very different routes to get there. Holland, while always considered one of the top 10 teams in the world entering the World Cup betting was never given much of a chance to win the tournament in the run up to soccer betting’s biggest competition. Along with other European stalwarts like Italy, France and Germany it was given an outside chance but wasn’t among the top World Cup odds favorites like Brazil, Argentina, England and of course Spain.
Spain entered the World Cup betting competition as the favorite in the soccer odds to win it all. So it’s only fitting that now it’s in the World Cup betting final but it’s been anything but easy sailing for the Spaniards. After losing their match in nearly four years to open the 2010 World Cup betting competition the Spanish have bounced backed superbly and are now poised to grab the first World Cup betting title in the country’s soccer rich history.
Heading into the World Cup betting final Spain is slightly favored in the betting lines (7/4) against Holland (6/4). Spain has the better defense and solid throughout its lineup but Holland has the most explosive attack in soccer betting and no matter who wins, it should be a fantastic final.