Paraguay-Spain Pick

The final quarterfinal match of the 2010 World Cup features Paraguay taking on Spain.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have Spain the clear favorites to win with a betting line of -250 while Spain comes in at +750. A regulation draw has a money line of +330.

Paraguay is somewhat fortunate to be in this position as in regulation time, they have won just one of four games. It took penalty kicks for it to get past Japan in the first round of the tournament. One thing that Paraguay has done well is not allow goals, as they have given up just one in the four games of action.

Spain started slowly in the World Cup, losing to Switzerland 1-0 to open group play, but since Spain has won three in a row and allowed just one goal while scoring five. Spain still has room to improve, and its World Cup draw has been pretty fortunate up to this point.

While Paraguay has done well defensively, Spain should be able to find a way to score and Paraguay doesn’t seem to have the offensive capabilities to out-point the Spaniards. Look for Spain to win this game by a 1-0 margin and move on to the semifinals.

Our World Cup Free Pick for this matchup is: SPAIN -250 and UNDER 2.5

World Cup Match Results
PARAGUAY

Draw with Italy, 1-1 on June 14

Win over Slovakia, 2-0 on June 20

Draw with New Zealand, 0-0 on June 24

Win over Japan, 0-0 (5-3 penalty kicks) on June 29

SPAIN

Loss to Switzerland, 1-0 on June 16

Win over Honduras, 2-0 on June 21

Win over Chile, 2-1 on June 25

Win over Portugal, 1-0 on June 29

World Cup Player Stats
PARAGUAY

Antolin Alcaraz – 1 goal

Cristian Riveros – 1 goal

Enrique Vera – 1 goal

SPAIN

David Villa – 4 goals

Andres Iniesta – 1 goal
World Cup Odds

Paraguay +750 Over 2.5

Spain -250 Under 2.5

Draw +330

*If game is tied after regulation Draw pays out. Team payouts must be on regulation victory
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Posted: 7/3/10 11:00AM ET

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