Spain Odds To Win The World Cup 2014
They are the World and European Champions. They have won the last three international tournaments which they have entered. They are trading as 7/1 shots to win the 2014 World Cup and for many people that will simply mean value. They are heading into Brazil 2014 as one of the big four, alongside Brazil, Argentina and Germany, the small group from which the winner will most likely come from.
So is there value in backing Spain to defend their title? There is of course and seeing them fall short of a place in the semi final would be a bit of a surprise. The doubters will be casting a critical eye over their squad, where the backbone of it isn’t exactly getting any younger. But they are certainly not done and dusted yet and you know with Spain that even if they turn to their depth, they have quality coming through.
Spain’s style of keeping the ball for as long possible with their tika-taka passing, will naturally help them out in Brazil and this is a big reason why they can’t be written off. The fact that they are trading relatively close to Germany and Argentina means Spain odds to win the World Cup are big value. Their natural ability to keep the ball will mean that they can stroke it around in the heat and just wear opposition down. There won’t be any real need for them to go up through the gears at all.
The way that they play also means that they don’t give too much away at the back, because opposition don’t get too much time on the ball to do anything with it. Plus you can throw an even bigger factor on top of all that, which is the fact that they are proven winners and they have the mentality to handle the pressure. That naturally makes Spain’s chances pretty decent at Brazil 2014.
They have to face up to a big challenge in the group stage though as they were drawn against Holland. Group B really should come down to those two, but with the Dutch way out at 33/1 to win the tournament outright and back at 3/1 to beat Spain to win the group (Spain odds on at 4/5) then the reigning Champions are still expected to progress with little fuss or bother. The thing about Spain is that they don’t change their style whoever they go up against and that is because there is no need for them to do so. They do what they do best and it is hard to beat.
Spain v Netherlands betting is the Group B opener on June 13th and should the Spanish post a win there, you can be pretty certain that they’ll progress from the group with ease. So put all of the inherent strengths together that Spain bring to the table and add in one of the top strikers in the world at the moment, Diego Costa. The Atletico Madrid man, who was born in Brazil but chose citizenship for Spain through residency, is one of the hungriest, busiest and most prolific strikers around.
If Spain integrate him into the side flawlessly, having only made his international debut with them in early 2013, then he has the goals in him to carry Spain far. It’s something they have coped without for a few years now, but if he hits the international scene with as much prowess as he has done for Athletics this season, there could be no stopping Spain. Diego Costa is trading at 20/1 with Bet Victor to be the Top Goalscorer at the 2014 World Cup.