A Spanish victory in the World Cup Final on Sunday in Johannesberg would be a shocking result for leading British independent bookmaker Stan James .
The pre tournament offer to refund all losing outright bets should Spain win the 2010 World Cup is 4/7 with the Gibraltar based bookie to be realised .
Spokesman Charlie McCann admitted " We have to hold our hand up and admit we got it horribly wrong". Whilst Stan James generally only laid the Offer to small stakes it will have attracted a host of new football customers who will certainly be cheering on the pre tournament favourites against the Netherlands .
Stan James recently expanded their UK chain of betting shops with the acquisition of 26 shops from Pagebet for a knock down price of £1.5M . The acquisition allowed the Stan James retail brand to extend from it’s southern base into north east England .
Spain have played pretty football at this World Cup but have struggled to score goals despite having David Villa as joint top scorer with five goals so far . The Netherlands at 11/4 with Bet365 to win in normal time represent great value to save Stan James from a hefty payout . The Dutch masters have an amazing winning record and their victory over Brazil in the quarter finals represents the best form at this 2010 World Cup .