Spain v Bolivia Predictions & Betting Odds 30th May 2014

29th May 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
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The reigning world champions will kick off their World Cup preparations against Bolivia on Friday, as they face off in Seville. This is only one of two matches that the Red Fury will play before the World Cup, which for them starts against Holland on June 13th.

Spain v Bolivia Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Spain 1/7, Draw 13/2, Bolivia 16/1

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Spain v Bolivia Betting Tips:
Clearly not a match in which you are going to be too worried about the match outright market here. Spain are overwhelming odds-on favourites to take the win, in what is their World Cup send off from home turf. Vicente del Bosque’s men will be hoping to prove that they still have what it takes, although they have been dealt a blow with great striking hope Diego Costa missing valuable international time with his hamstring problem. Since the start of 2013, Spain have lost just two matches. one of them was the final of the 2013 Confederations Cup against Brazil, and the other was a shock 1-0 defeat in Johannesburg against South Africa in November of 2013. They did pick themselves up from that with a 1-0 win over Italy at the beginning of March.

Following the game against Bolivia, Spain then head to Washington DC to face El Salvador in their final warm up match. The Spaniards have only kept two clean sheets in their last six played now, in that run they were held to a 2-2 friendly draw against Chile, and narrowly beat Equatorial Guinea 2-1 back in November of last year. There is the sense that they are lacking the punch up top, a void which Diego Costa may have filled. This being a friendly, there’s no certainties who will get the run out up top, but Alvaro Negredo, David Villa, Fernando Torres and Fernando Llorente are all around the 3/4 mark to find the back of the net at anytime on Friday. Spain have played Bolivia once before, back in the 1994 World Cup group stage in Chicago. The Spaniards won 3-1 on that occasion.

Bolivia finished bottom of the CONMEBOL qualification zone, level on points with Paraguay, taking only two wins away from their 16 matches played. They averaged just over a goal per game, and conceded at a rate of almost two per game. Not in a particularly strong shape at the moment, and with this being Spain, you know the pattern of the game. Long periods of possession for the Red Fury, a probable lack of cutting thrust up top (Torres and Villa in particular looking well past their international level best), and yet the Europeans will grind out a win, probably to nil as well, which is trading at a price of 4/6. Bolivia haven’t won any of their last six international matches played now (D4 L2) so aren’t likely to get much out of their trip to Spain at all.

Prediction
This should be a routine victory for Spain, but probably one which isn’t going to be that inspiring to watch. Del Bosque will likely use this just to try and figure out which strikers to keep in his World Cup squad. Might be worth stretching things out to a Spain 2-0 Correct Score for a price of 9/2 with Paddy Power

Form (all competitions)
Spain DWWWLW, Bolivia DLDLDD

Stat Attack
Spain won the only previous meeting between the two sides 3-1
Bolivia haven’t won in nine international matches now
Spain haven’t scored three goals in a single match since June 2013 (ten matches)
The Spaniards have lost two matches since the start of 2013

 




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