European champions Spain face Poland tonight in their final warm-up game for the World Cup (21.00 BST).
Spain played a second string line-up against South Korea last week and won 1-0 thanks to a late Jesus Navas goal, but with the tournament just days away, it will be a full strength Spanish side that faces Poland, and there is no better way to signal their ambitions to win the World Cup than to record a convincing win on Tuesday evening.
Spain are 1/5 (Bet365) to win the match and are 4/6 (SportingBet) to win by two or more goals, and 6/4 (Boylesports) to win the game by at least three clear strikes.
All three of those bets look good and if David Villa (11/4, Bet365) is partnered by Fernando Torres (7/2, Bet365) in attack and supported by David Silva (6/1, William Hill) and Andres Iniesta (9/1, Boylesports) then you have to fear for the Poland defence.
The Poles haven’t scored in their last two matches, which definitely doesn’t bode well for a meeting with the European champions, who are improving defensively with every match.
Expect to see a win to nil (4/6, PaddyPower) for Vicente Del Bosque’s side, with a score-line of 3-0 (8/1, StanJames) or even 4-0 (11/1, SportingBet) entirely possible.
An interesting option on the game is in the anytime goalscorer market, where Xabi Alonso is priced at 9/2 (Bet365). The dead ball specialist scored against Saudi Arabia, in his last start, and with Poland likely to give away free-kicks near the penalty area he has a great chance of getting on the score-sheet again.
The Real Madrid midfielder is also his country’s first choice penalty taker, increasing his chances of a goal even further.
Match Handicap (-1 Goal) – Spain (4/6, SportingBet)
Match Handicap (-2 Goals) - Spain (6/4, Boylesports)
Anytime Goalscorer – Xabi Alonso (9/2, Bet365)