Holland-Spain Pick

A month of soccer has come down to one game as Holland and Spain meet for the 2010 World Cup Championship Sunday at 2:30PM ET.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Spain the favorites to win the game with a betting line of +110 while Holland comes in at +240. A regulation draw has a line of +240.

Holland was a dark horse coming into the World Cup and they have went 6-0 on their way to the title game, winning their last five games by one goal. The marquee win on the march to the finals was a 2-1 victory over Brazil, which made believers out of the world. Holland has a lot of scoring ability, but is facing the toughest defense it has met yet in Spain. With its own defensive concerns, Holland will have to be able to put a couple balls in the net to win.

Spain came into the World Cup as the favorite to win it all but it has struggled most of the way, dropping its opener to Switzerland and then playing to four 1-goal games. Spain hasn’t had a dominant victory in the tournament, but it has still found ways to win, mostly due to its defense, which has only allowed two goals in six games. The win 1-0 win over Germany showed that Spain can stop any team, but its lack of scoring is an issue heading into the championship.

Holland and Spain are both seeking their first World Cup title, so both teams will be hungry and play with full emotion. Ultimately I see Spain struggling to score despite Holland’s defensive woes, and much like it did against Brazil, look for the Dutch to find a way to put together a goal or two against the stingy Spain defense. We like Holland to get the win and take home the World Cup.

Our World Cup Free Pick for this matchup is: HOLLAND +240 and OVER 2.5
World Cup Match Results
HOLLAND

Win over Denmark, 2-0 on June 14

Win over Japan, 1-0 on June 19

Win over Cameroon, 2-1 on June 24

Win over Slovakia, 2-1 on June 28

Win over Brazil, 2-1 on July 2

Win over Uruguay, 3-2 on July 6

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

Win over Paraguay, 1-0 on July 3

Win over Germany, 1-0 on July 7

World Cup Player Stats
HOLLAND

Wesley Sneijder – 5 goals

Arjen Robben – 2 goals

Giovanni van Bronckhorst – 1 goal

Dirk Kuyt – 1 goal

Robin van Persie – 1 goal

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – 1 goal

SPAIN

David Villa – 5 goals

Andres Iniesta – 1 goal

Carles Puyol – 1 goal
World Cup Odds

Holland +240 Over 2.5

Spain +110 Under 2.5

Draw +240

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

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