World Cup 2010: Germany v Spain Betting Preview

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Published: 09:21 07/07/2010

Bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers on the Germany v Spain semi-final of the 2010 World Cup tonight. The two sides meet in Durban knowing the winners will meet Holland in an all-European 2010 World Cup final on Sunday. Their contrasting style of play sets up a fascinating encounter that is hard to call. Boylesports just prefer Spain at 13/8 favourites over 15/8 Germany in the match winner betting market. The well organised Germans will have a plan to subdue David Villa, the Spaniard has scored five of his team’s modest six tournament goals and is 4/1 with Paddy Power to score first tonight. Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque needs scoring options and faces a tough dilemma in deciding whether to keep faith with Fernando Torres. Torres, 2/1 with Paddy Power to score at anytime, has struggled to find goals, but he does help create space for Xavi and Iniesta to cause problems with their intricate passing game. Counter attacking Germany are in potent goal scoring form, hammering four past England in the round of 16 and again against Argentina in the quarter-final. They will be without four-goal Wunderkid, Thomas Mueller but have scored thirteen times in World Cup 2010 and field the record chasing Miroslav Klose in attack. Klose, 13/2 with Bet365 to score first, needs just one more goal to match the great Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals in World Cup finals. Lukas Podolski has the knack of scoring thunderous big game goals; he is 3/1 with Paddy Power to score at anytime.

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