The Spanish national team is treading into uncharted waters as it prepares for its semifinal game against the German side in the 2010 World Cup betting action. After nearly four weeks of grueling and thrilling soccer betting action there are just four teams remaining in the World Cup odds action and for the first time in the history of the World Cup betting action. And with a nation of adoring fans at home wishing this team well the Spanish side does not want to disappoint.
However, that has been the one certainty in World Cup betting over the many decades of the tournament. Nearly every World Cup odds tournament Spain has sent a top squad and nearly every time its underachieved and brought soccer betting disgrace upon Spain.
That is until this year.
In this year’s World Cup betting action it looked as if Spain was headed for its usual early exit after losing its first game to Switzerland but it quickly bounced back and has won every game since and conceded only a single goal in the past four games.
It’s faced tough competition in the form of Portugal (FIFA’s #3 team in the world rankings) and even against a top defensive club like Paraguay, but it hasn’t seen anything like the German side it will face on Wednesday in the World Cup betting competition and it will have to be at its best to advance to the World Cup betting final.
Spain cannot afford to concede an early goal to the Germans as the Argentine squad did. Spain is not a team built for coming from behind and winning, especially the poor goal conversion that has plagued this team so far in the World Cup betting. Aside from David Villa who has converted 4-15 shots on goal, the rest of the team has been all but useless (1-21 shots on goal). We’ll likely see striker Fernando Torres on the bench to start this game Cesc Fabergas starting in his place.
Spain would love to get an early goal early and then let its vaunted defense go to work. If this does happen it’s got a great shot of playing in the World Cup betting final.