There are plenty of World Cup teams trading at odds-on to win their final group matches, although Spain probably look like the pick of the bunch. There has been talk of La Roja trying to engineer a situation where they can facilitate the exit of Germany although that could be a dangerous ploy and we would expect Luis Enrique to set up a team capable of scoring goals.

There could be some merit in a World Cup bet where you select Spain to score two or more goals, with Dani Olmo looking a real menace on the left wing and there is plenty to like about a defence that held firm against Germany for the most part. It’s easy to see Japan chasing shadows and a win to nil for the Spanish could be worth considering.

It’s hard to work out the Blue Samurai. It wasn’t exactly a smash and grab against the Germans although they had to weather a storm before taking advantage of complacency, with the bookies affording them a massive price to claim three points and it might be a tricky case of trying to get hold of the ball.

Spain achieved a win to nil against Costa Rica and Unai Simon largely ran a tight ship against Germany, with Dani Carvajal operating as right-back and Enrique is persisting with Rodri in central defence behind the experienced Sergio Busquets. Consider a 2-0 or 3-0 correct score selection on this market.


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