|2014 World Cup Australia vs. Spain Odds & Over/Under Total|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 23 June 2014 05:00|
Australia vs. Spain Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Both Australia and Spain are out of the World Cup title picture, but both will look to end their trip on a positive when they meet today at Noon ET.
This match is out of Group B with both teams coming in 0-2-0 in their two matches thus far. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Spain is heavily favored to win, as it has odds of -300 to prevail, while Australia has been given a money line of +800 to win. The odds of a draw have been set at +425, while the over/under total has been listed at 2.5 goals.
Spain was the defending World Cup champion, but is now 28-18-12 all-time in World Cup play after losing 5-1 to the Netherlands and 2-0 to Chile in this World Cup. In the 2-0 loss to Chile, Spain seemed to play better, holding a 15-7 shot advantage while controlling the ball 56% of the time, but Chile found a way to score twice in the first half and never look back. Goalie Iker Casillas made just two saves in the loss and has seen seven goals get by him in two games.
Australia is now 2-7-3 in its World Cup history after suffering a 3-1 loss to Chile and a 3-2 loss to the Netherlands. Australia has shown some life in both matches and played the Netherland tough, even holding a 2-1 lead following a Mile Jedinak goal on a penalty kick. However, the Dutch pelted Maty Ryan with shots, posting 14 shots on goal in the game to just 8 for the Aussies. Australia still had 48% possession in the match, but couldn’t find an equalizer. Tim Cahill had the other score for Australia in the loss.