Technically the World Cup betting final isn’t until this coming Sunday, but for any soccer betting fan looking to see the two best teams still in the tournament play against one another Wednesday’s semifinal match between Germany and Spain could just as well be considered the real World Cup betting final.
The way the draw is set up in this year’s World Cup odds competition the two best teams (Germany and Spain) will meet up in the semifinals rather than the World Cup betting finals. The two teams in the other semifinal match (Holland and Uruguay), while both are fine squads, have nowhere near the all around talent Spain and Germany have.
Spain entered the World Cup betting competition as the clear #1 pick in the World Cup odds after winning the Euro Cup in 2008 and having lost only one match in the several years leading up to the 2010 World Cup betting action. But the Spanish dropped their first game in this year’s competition to tiny Spain and many soccer betting fans had their doubts. But Spain has won every game since and seemingly gotten better.
Germany is something of a surprise as it entered the 2010 World Cup betting thought as something of an afterthought among the European teams with Spain and England among the soccer odds favorites. But Germany has so far outplayed every team in the tournament and scored 4+ goals on three separate occasions.
Against any other team Germany would like be heavily favored in the World Cup betting odds. As it is Spain is the slight favorite in this matchup 34/20 (vs. Germany 19/10). These teams are surprisingly similar in the fact that they are both solid through the mid-field, highly disciplined and can switch to attack mode in a split second. Germany has actually been much better up front than Spain with forwards Klose and Muller finishing at a very high rate. Spain’s defense has been superb and their attacking defenders have been the key to the offense, but Spain has been awful at converting goals.
If Germany can get out to an early lead, Spain will have hard time playing from behind and Germany may just advance to the World Cup betting final on Sunday.