World Cup 2010: Bookies Think Spain Can Emulate France
Bookmakers’ World Cup 2010 special offers and free bets to new customers remain available for Sunday’s final between Netherlands and Spain in Johannesburg.
Spain prepare for their first World Cup final appearance having beaten Germany 1-0 last night, thanks to Carles Puyol’s bullet header.
Their fans are delighted that the Spanish national side have finally put behind them the reputation of choking in the final stages of major tournaments.
They meet Netherlands who have won all six of their World Cup 2010 games and like Spain have never won a World Cup.
The Oranje reached the final twice in the 70s with the team that invented total football, but were beaten by Argentina in 1974 and Germany in 1978.
Bookmakers believe Spain will be the new name to lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Soccer City, so emulating the great French side of 10 years ago – holding the World and European Championships at the same time.
William Hill go 4/7 Spain to win the trophy and 6/4 for Netherlands. They still have their World Cup 30 offer available, place £10 first bet and receive three free bets of the same value.
888 Sport, whose £20 no lose offer is still valid, g 11/10 Spain to win in normal time.
Bet365 who are giving new customers up to £200 of free bets, are 11/4 for Netherlands to win in normal time.
The tournament Golden Boot is still to be decided with the two top scorers in action in the final.
Spain’s David Villa and Netherland’s Wesley Scheijder have both scored five goals and lead German Thomas Mueller and Uruguay’s Diego Forlan who have both score four times.
Ladbrokes are offering 3/1 Schneider to claim the Golden Boot and new customers can receive five free £5 bets when placing their first £5 bet on the World Cup.