Australia v Spain Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

22nd June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Australia v Spain

Australia v Spain Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

Who would have thought that this was going to be a dead rubber? Well it is and the only thing left to play for for these two in the avoidance of the wooden spoon in Group B. Spain were dumped out of the competition with back to back defeats by the Netherlands and then by Chile, while Australia, after losing their opener against Chile, nearly snatched something out their game with Holland. Who will avoid complete embarrassment? Spain have never lost all three World Cup games in the group stage.

These two sides have never come together before so this is new territory for both of them. Indeed, for Spain it is the first time that they have ever faced an Oceanic team at the World Cup (even though Australia play in the Asian qualifiers). Spain became just the fifth reigning champions to be knocked out of the group stage at a World Cup. In winning Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, Spain conceded just six goals. That is one less than they have suffered in their two games at Brazil 20140.

Spain are just lacking something in the final third, clinical conviction would be the thing. Diego Costa was a failed experiment, not looking comfortable in the set up, and during his time on the pitch at this World Cup, he hasn’t managed a shot on target yet, and has only had five shots in total. Not impressive, but he is still 4/5 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, with the old guard of Fernando Torres and David Villa at even money. Spain have managed just 10 shots per game so far, at the 2010 World Cup, they averaged 24 per game. It tells a tale.

Australia couldn’t hold onto a lead which they had earned for themselves against Holland in their second match. The Socceroos produced a great game, but could hold out, falling to an unlucky 3-2 victory. They proved that you can get at the Netherlands with pace. They will be without Tim Cahill for this one, who scored what could be the goal of the tournament against the Dutch. He is suspended and with him having scored five of Australia’s eleven World Cup goals in their history, they’ll miss him. The Socceroos only need a draw to finish against Spain because of goal difference. They have only won of their seven previous World Cup games against European opposition, which was against Serbia back in 2010.

Australia v Spain Odds

Spain 2/5, Draw 4/1, Australia 6/1

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Australia v Spain Betting Tips

Probably worth looking over 2.5 goals for this one, Australia are gutsy but not defensively sound

Australia do work hard and it could be a case of Draw/Spain Half Time/Full Time

No on Both Teams To Score is even money considering their two goals against Holland were one penalty and probably the goal of the tournament, special strike

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