2010 World Cup Final: Netherlands v Spain Team News
Bookmakers are offering free bets and cash back for the 2010 World Cup Final between Netherlands and Spain tonight.
Match prices for the game are; 3/1 Netherlands (bet365), 11/10 Spain (888 Sport) and 5/2 the Draw (Victor Chandler).
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has his first choice squad available for the game in the Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg.
Defender Gregory van der Wiel returns to full back after suspension replacing Khalid Boulahrouz.
Demy de Zeeuw who came off at half time after receiving a bang to the jaw against Uruguay will make way for Man City midfielder Nigel de Jong.
De Jong will add strength to the midfield alongside the ferocious Mark van Bommel in the area that Arjen Robben feels will decide the match.
Speaking about his Spanish opponents Robben commented: “The ones you really have to watch are Xavi and Iniesta. They’re the players who set the tempo and make sure the ball gets to Villa. We have to stop them from playing and getting free.”
The Spanish camp is also at full strength, given the long term injury that has precluded full back Raul Albiol featuring in the tournament.
The debate surrounding whether or not Fernando Torres should return will continue up to and beyond kick off and Del Bosque faces the toughest decision of his World Cup campaign.
In leaving Torres out of the semi-final against Germany, his replacement Pedro was a constant danger on the left side of midfield in Spain’s best performance at the finals.
However, he missed a golden scoring opportunity and David Villa didn’t offer the same goal threat from his central position as when playing wide.
Bookmaker Victor Chandler are refunding losing single bets on first goalscorer, correct score, half-time/full-time and scorecasts if the final is decided on a penalty shoot out.