Only Brazil and Italy have ever won back to back World Cup titles. It last happened 52 years ago. And now in 2014, the defending World Cup champions have a great chance to break the drought.
Spain has the best betting odds to win Group B and are fourth in line to win the 2014 World Cup according to the same betting odds.
What are Spain Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +700
- To Reach the Final: +350
- To Win Group B: -125
- To Qualify: -500
- Not To Qualify: +400
- To Finish Last In Group B: +5000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +850
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: -125
How did Spain qualify?
Spain did went undefeated in the World Cup qualification process with eight wins and two draws. The Spaniards beat France and Bosnia-Herzegovina in qualifying. The defense and goalkeeping came up big, as in the 10 matches they had five shutouts including three in their last four matches.
Who are Spain opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Spain is the head of Group B, listed -125 to win it, and joined by Netherlands (+300), Chile (+400) and Australia (+10000)
What is Spain schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
On June 13, Spain opens their bid for the World Cup against the Netherlands in a rematch of the South Africa 2010 finals. The Spaniards are +105 favorites in the money line over the Dutch who are at +320.
Game two will have Spain listed as -133 favorites to beat Chile +450 on June 18.
The Spanish close their group stage calendar on June 23rd as -400 favorites over the heavy underdog Socceroos who are listed at +1600 by the oddsmakers.
What’s Argentina Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Inside Our Hearts, The Passion Of A Champion”
What’s Spain List of Players for the 2014 World Cup?
Goalkeepers : Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Napoli), David de Gea (Manchester United)
Defenders : Juanfran Torres (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Alberto Moreno (Sevilla), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid).
Midfielders : Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Jesus Navas (Manchester City), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao), Juan Mata (Manchester United).
Forwards : Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), David Villa (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Fernando Llorente (Juventus).
What’s Spain Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
There are a few players on this team that deserves and honorable mentions, but Spain will go as far as Andres Iniesta takes them. Iniesta scored the winning goal against Netherlands in the World Cup final four years ago, and he remains as the playmaker upfront.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) June 2, 2014
What are Spain Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Spain’s only World Cup win was also their only World Cup finals appearance (2010).
- Spain has faced Netherlands 10 times in official FIFA tournaments; the record reads five wins for the Spanish, four wins for the Dutch and one draw. At the FIFA World Cup, these two have only met once and it was four years ago in the final where Spain won 1-0 with an extra time goal.
- Spain has never lost to Chile in official games, winning four times and drawing one. They have met twice in World Cup encounters with the Spanish winning both times, including a 2-1 victory at South Africa 2010.
- Spain and Australia have never met before either on official matchups or friendly games.
- Spain has been eliminated at the Group stage three times in World Cup history, the last time it happened was in 1998.
- Since 2008, Spain has won 22 games, tied four and lost three between Euro Cup games, World Cup and FIFA Confederation Cup.
- Overall, Spain has 73 wins, 23 draws and 11 losses in the World Cup; they have scored 240 goals and allowed 71.
How far will Spain go?
If the soccer gods line up against the Spaniards then they may have to face Italy and/or Argentina after the round of 16. This is Brazil’s year. Expect this team to go far, but they won’t win their last game of this year’s World Cup.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1