The first two teams confirmed to exit the 2014 World Cup following losses in the second round of Group B matches last week, the only thing on the line in tomorrow morning’s match between Australia and Spain is pride.
Amazingly played off the park in their shock 5-1 loss of the Netherlands in their World Cup opener a week ago, Spain were expected to fly out of the gates when facing Chile mid last week, however found themselves on the back foot from the game’s opening whistle, eventually slumping to another shock defeat and ending their chances of successfully defending their 2010 World Cup title.
Australia were excepted to be easily beaten by all rivals when drawn in the 2014 World Cup ‘Pool of Death’, and while not able to overcome the skill of both the Dutch and Chile, have more than held their own against nations ranked well-and-truly above them on FIFA’s lists.
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Fielding an impressive and well-trialled team and attacking assault including such names as David Villa, Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso and Xavi, who have collectively slotted 124 goals for their nation, Spain look good to spend a good portion of their time tomorrow morning in Australia’s half and are currently offered at short $1.40 odds to open the scoring, while the Socceroos can be taken at a generous quote of $3.25.
Known for getting in behind their opposition’s defence are causing substantial headaches, Spanish pair Torres and Villa are more than worth consideration to score the first goal against Australia; currently offered at odds of $4.50 and $5 respectively.
Having found the net only once in their two games so-far, Spain are by no means certainties of scoring against Australia, in which case $15 for no goal scorer may also be worth a play with Ladbrokes Australia.
With national legend Tim Cahill unable to take his place in Australia’s side to face Spain after being dealt a second tournament yellow card in the Socceroos’ spirited 3-2 loss to the Netherlands, the attack of Australia will lie on the shoulders of fellow veteran Mark Bresciano, who will take his 77 cap for the national team when lining up tomorrow morning and has secured 13 goals.
Known for his shooting prowess from distance, Bresciano was unlucky not to find the back of the net against the Oranje and is available at generous odds of $7.50 to score in perhaps his last appearance for the national team, or an exceptional quote of $19 to secure the game’s first.
Lacking their go-to man for their final match at the 2014 World Cup, Ladbrokes is getting behind Australia’s other likely goal scorers; Captain Mile Jedinak and in-form attacker Mathew Leckie to deliver send the Socceroos out in style with a goal in every fixture they have played. Take advantage of special $5 for either Jedinak or Leckie to find the net at any point against Spain.
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Australia have performed well at the 2014 World Cup, but face another firm task in current world champions Spain at the Arena de Baixada at 2:00am AEST tomorrow morning. More than likely to put up another spirited fight, the Socceroos will have to control possession and find top gear from the opening whistle if they are to beat La Furia Roja.