Eighty years in the making, after Sunday’s World Cup betting finals, Spain will finally be able to shed its label of perennial loser and hoist the Balon d’ Oro for the first time as the finest soccer team in the world. Despite having won loads of club trophies and its domestic league generally regarded as the best in soccer betting, Spain has never been the winner of the World Cup odds competition, the greatest honor in international soccer betting.
In fact, at the international soccer betting level, Spain has performed extraordinarily poorly. It has won only one major international trophy and that came only two years ago when the Spanish side won the 2008 Euro Cup.
But that same team is now just 90 minutes away from grabbing the country’s first World Cup betting title and it will not fail. No team had more pressure on it than the Spanish side when it entered the tournament as the World Cup odds favorite to win it all. And no team knows how to deal with the pressure are well as Spain either after taking the country’s first Euro Cup title just two years ago.
Spain is the better team in Sunday’s World Cup betting final and has proved it throughout this World Cup. It’s faced more difficult opponents than the Dutch and come out victorious. It’s also face extreme adversity –granted, of its own making- when it lost to soccer betting minnow Switzerland, but it’s bounced back and is actually a stronger team now after the loss.
Spain’s defense and time of possession has been the cornerstone of its success so far in its run to the final game of the World Cup odds competition and these two attributes should carry it to its first World Cup betting title as well.
Spain’s holding mid-field should be able to slow down the Holland’s speedy strikers and limit the Dutch side’s scoring chances. The Spanish defenders will also likely be much less inclined to advance the Dutch keeping even more bodies in front of the goal. And keep in mind this Spanish side isn’t a high scoring team and will likely need just one goal to win this game. Even as poorly as the Spain’s forwards have been finishing (with the exception of David Villa) the team should be able to get at least one goal against a suspect Dutch defense.