As the 2010 World Cup betting competition approached there were plenty of reasons for European soccer betting fans to be nervous. Foremost on the list of concerns was the fact that never before in the 80 years of World Cup odds history had a European team won the World Cup betting competition when it was held outside off of European soil. The South American teams had dominated and won every single World Cup odds competition that had not been played on the friendly confines of the old continent.
And then the Group Stage of the soccer betting got underway and it seemed as if that trend would continue as early European favorites to win the entire World Cup betting competition, Spain, lost its first match to tiny Switzerland. But that wasn’t all. The much ballyhooed English side played to a draw with the mediocre US squad and barely qualified for the knockout stage of the World Cup odds competition. Worse still, defending World Cup betting champ Italy never made it through the Group Stage and 1998 World Cup betting champ France never even scored a single point in the standings in its humiliating three games run in the 2010 World Cup odds competition.
But fortunately for European soccer betting fans the curse is about to be over and a continental team is guaranteed to win a World Cup betting trophy off of European soil for the first time ever when Spain and Holland square off on Sunday.
It should be a classic soccer betting matchup and a World Cup final to remember. The tournament’s best defense will take on arguably the best offense in this year’s World Cup competition.
And if the old soccer betting adage that defense tops offense holds true not only will Spain hoist the first World Cup betting championship won by a European side outside of Europe, but it will also win the country’s first World Cup title as well. This would make the team by far the greatest in Spanish history as it already notched the team’s first Euro Cup victory in 2008 and in fact, it would be remembered as one of the finest European sides in soccer betting history.