It’s the biggest match in football where legends are made and dreams are left shattered, and we are guaranteed a new World Cup winner as Holland take on Spain in the first ever all-European final outside of Europe.
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The Long Shots
The most obvious market to turn to for a long shot is the Scorecast market, where David Villa to score first and Spain to win 1-0 is the shortest priced selection at 16/1.
While that may look like a sensible way to go, the joy of this market is thinking slightly outside the box, and I like the look of Sergio Ramos to score first and Spain to win 2-1 at 190/1. The Real Madrid full back gets forward at every opportunity, is strong and aggressive and will certainly be looking to get his name on the scoresheet. For a slightly less ambitious bet, Ramos to score and Spain to win could be a tempter at 18/1.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst stunned the Germans and the whole world with his sublime long-range strike in the semi-final, and he’ll surely take on a shot from range if the chance comes up in this match. Iker Casillas hasn’t convinced me at all during this campaign and certainly looks vulnerable to shots of any quality, so Van Bronckhorst to score first and Spain to win 2-1 would be my idea for a truly long-odds bet – that one pays an almighty 425/1!