Spain are limbering up for Euro 2012 with all the poise and swagger you’d associate with the world’s number one-ranked side after winning the last two major international tournaments.
La Roja meandered past a hapless Serbian outfit last Saturday and were even more impressive in the 4-1 midweek win over South Korea..
Goals from Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Santi Cazorla and Alvaro Negredo saw off the energetic Koreans, but it was another hypnotic show of passing and movement which reinforced the Spaniards’ tag as 14/5 joint favourites to hoist the Henri Delaunay trophy once again.
Also in red-hot form is bwin’s Spanish tipster, John Baines, aka me. Following on from my correct recommended bet against Serbia, I also rightly called both teams to score in the first half in the Korea match and suggested a multiple correct score of 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1.
But you don’t have to be Nostradamus to pick out routine Spanish friendly wins against inferior opposition and neither does Venus have to be aligned with Mars to work out they’ll chalk up another victory in their last warm-up game against China in Seville on Sunday.
The Spaniards will also be boosted by the return of their Barcelona and Bilbao contingent to add to a squad who looked Rolls-Royce versus Korea, as if they needed much of a leg-up against a side huffing and puffing their way through World Cup qualifying against Iraq, Jordan and Singapore.
Bwin’s 3Way football betting market has Spain at 1/25 to beat the Chinese, who are themselves a huge 35/1 for the win, with the draw at 23/2. The result will only go one way but you’re not going to earn a fortune cookie backing Spain at this price.
The 0-1 handicap market still makes Spain massive odds-on favourites at 4/25 and Vicente del Bosque’s men are a miserly 19/50 to win to nil. All in all, Spain in most markets are too small to get stuck into.
One punt worth a go if you fancy Spain to be ruthless is the home victory with over 3.5 goals at a reasonable 13/20 and if you’re looking for a safe return for the jubilee weekend, then that’s your winner.
New customers registering with bwin can claim a free £25 bet and placing this on a Spanish win with over 3.5 goals in the game will earn you £41.25.
Alternatively, if you reckon Spain will go through the motions and only bag a couple, under 3.5 goals is 7/5.
Recommended bet: Spain to win with over 3.5 goals in the game @ 19/20
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