(WC2014) Australia vs Spain Betting Tips

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We go into this final Group B game with both teams already knocked out.

Australia can leave this World Cup proud. They fought extremely well against both the Netherlands and Chile, and can take a lot away from those games. They’re a young, hungry team who are building for the next World Cup and despite the two defeats, confidence will be going all throughout the camp.

And then there’s Spain. Deservedly beaten in their two key games, drubbings by both Holland and Chile. The team who would dominate the matches were…dominated in both matches. Not much else you can say about that.

There’s a lot of questions about this game really. Australia are without Tim Cahill, who has been the start of the World Cup for them. His penetrating runs and plays have given Australia an edge that they will be lacking.

But then there is Spain. Have they given up? Are they going to go into this one frustrated, without a care in the world? Or are they going to try and restore a little bit of national pride, and go out on a high note?

Australia vs Spain Betting Odds:

Australia To Win: 8/1
Draw: 4/1
Spain To Win: 2/5
Over 2.5 Goals: 8/15
Under 2.5 Goals: 7/5

The best odds for Australia vs Spain.

Australia vs Spain Betting Tips:

The 2.5 goals market is not bettable. Horrible odds there. Over 2.5 goals for a game where Spain look poor on attack, and Australia have Cahill out. Not worth it.

The one I like is Spain to win. I don’t think they’ll go into this game as lame ducks – I think they’ll try and go out with some pride. And as I’ve said numerous times – Tim Cahill being out is huge for the Australians.

The to win odds are no good either. I mean maybe go for Australia or the Draw if you’re liking the Aussies, let’s get to the betting props for all that.

Australia vs Spain Betting Props:

This is where it gets interesting.

If you like Australia to win, then you should probably combine that with the draw.

You could do Draw No Bet and Australia are 5/1 there.

You could go with much shorter odds of Australia or Draw. 2/1 on that.

I would probably do Draw No Bet if I was betting on Australia. 5/1 odds are a nice price there and it’s a good possibility they win – if Spain don’t show up, and yet they can’t penetrate the Spanish defense without you know who – then the draw no bet would work.

I like Spain though, and the system likes Spain. I think Spain will bring it in their last game – do their fans proud. This is one where if you’re a football manager player, your team talk is passionate and you tell them to do it for the fans.

I’ll be on Spain -1 at 21/20 odds meaning the Spanish need to win by at least 2 goals.

As long as they don’t play Torres, it should be money in the bank.