Spain beat Holland in the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and a repeat of that fixture is the first match in Group B at this year’s World Cup in Brazil. The meeting between two of the best sides in Europe will be popular for those that bets on sports with sportsbooks like Sbobet. The match could determine the winner of the group but a draw is the most likely outcome.
Spain have won the last three international tournaments they have contested and plenty of smart punters will be backing them at the best odds to win the World Cup again. Holland and Chile are the sides most likely to stop them winning the group as on world rankings Australia are some way behind these two teams. The match will prove popular for broker service betting.
The Asian handicap markets will generate huge turnover for those that bet in Asia. Smart punters will be looking to back Holland with any start as that becomes a winning bet if the match is drawn. However, Spain will be tough opponents as since winning the last World Cup they have become more physical and their game is now more than about accurate passing.
In Andres Iniesta they have a player at his peak who scored the winning goal in the last World Cup final. The most impressive thing about Iniesta is the way that he plays at his best in the most important matches. Spain’s reserves could win the World Cup if they can beat South America teams in their environment.
The manager of Holland during the World Cup will be Louis Van Gaal, the new coach at Manchester United. He considers other countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Germany to be better candidates but believes Holland still have a chance if they can excel in their tactical approach. A key player will be Robin Van Persie, the record scorer for Holland.
Chile base their game on fast football for which they are equipped to produce in the heat at this year’s World Cup. The Europeans will have trouble keeping the ball and imposing their patient approach. Tim Cahill is the talisman for Australia. He is the country’s all time record scorer but Australia may lose all three matches despite a positive approach.