Bookmakers are offering free bets, special offers and best odds in the drive for new business during the World Cup 2010.
We highlight the best prices and offers ahead of the quarter-final game between Paraguay and Spain, which kicks off tomorrow night at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.
The spotlight will be on David Villa, who has scored 4 of Spain’s 5 goals in the tournament so far, in his pursuit of the two goals he requires to match Raul’s Spanish goal scoring record.
Villa is odds on, 10/11 with Bet 365, Paddy Power and Stan James, to score during normal time and general odds of 3/1 to score the first goal of the game.
Playing from wide on the left against Portugal, his ball control and direct approach proved too much for one of the world’s best defences and he was able to craft a late winner for a deserved Spanish victory.
This could be another tight affair, Paraguay have conceded just one goal so far, and another low scoring game lies in prospect. 888 Sport are offering odds of 8/1 for a 0-0 draw.
Paraguay’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals may well rest on another penalty shoot out, their penalty takers all hit the net when beating Japan 5-3 on penalties in the Round of 16.
Bookmakers Bet365 go 9/2 for Paraguay to qualify for the semis while Blue Square are offering cash back on losing first goalscorer and correct score bets if the games ends 0-0.
Villa’s strike partner, Fernando Torres, has been out of sorts to date and must surely begin to contribute to Spain’s goal tally very soon.
His first scorer odds are generally available at 4/1, but 888 Sport are promising a refund on the first losing bet for new customers.