Australia v Spain Betting
2014 World Cup - Group B
23rd June - KO: 5pm BST -
Australia and Spain go head-to-head at the Arena da Baixad in their final 2014 World Cup Group B clash. The pair play in a dead rubber having lost their two games in the group so far. Spain were thrashed 5-1 by the Netherlands before a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chile ended their World Cup. Australia were soundly beaten 3-1 by Chile in their first game before putting up a fight losing 3-2 to the Dutch.
The Socceroos and Spain have surprisingly never faced each other, meaning the meeting in Curitiba will be the first ever encounter between the sides. Spain are unsurprisingly the red-hot favourites to register all three points but the Socceroos will be looking to follow in the footsteps of the Dutch and Chile and stun La Roja.
|Monday 23rd June 2014|
|5.00pm||Australia v Spain||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||Spain to win 3-1 @ 11/1|
|Over 2.5 goals @ 4/7|
|BTTS @ 5/6|
Australia v Spain Odds
Match betting suspended...
Head to Head
No previous meetings.
Robbie Kruse (Australia) - Tim Cahill has been Australia's stand-out player for years but the dangerous striker Robbie Kruse is definitely a player to keep an eye on in the summer. The former Australian PFA Footballer of the Year is currently playing his football in Germany at Bayer Leverkusen and definitely has the game to cause defenders problems in South America.
Xavi (Spain) - It is difficult to pick out one stand-out name in a team jam-packed with some of the best players in the world, including the likes of Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso, Juan Mata and David Silva. However, the irrepressible Xavi who is the nucleus of the defending champions. His experience and expertise will be crucial in South America, as will his ability to effortlessly control the tempo of a game.
Australia have won 66.67%, drawn 22.22% and lost 11.11% of their last 18 games.
Australia have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 18 games, going on to win 12 and draw 4 of these matches.
Australia have failed to score in 2 of their last 18 games.
Spain have won 90.00%, drawn 10.00% and lost 0% of their last 10 games.
Spain have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 10 games, going on to win 9 and draw 1 of these matches.
Spain have failed to score in 0 of their last 10 games.