World Cup holders Spain were left shell shocked by their 5-1 mauling at the hands of the Netherlands in their opener and with a tough encounter against Chile up next, they’ll have to bounce back quickly to get back into the qualification hunt.
However, that defeat will have hurt Vicente del Bosque’s charges and they’re a touch too skinny at 8/13 with Ladbrokes to warrant an interest in them seeing off the buoyant South Americans.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side, Winner.com’s 5/1 underdogs, head to Rio in confident mood having defeated Australia in their first game and they’ll feel they have every chance of doubling their points tally at the expense of the defending champions.
Nevertheless, the Spanish aren’t as bad as a side as their performance against the Dutch suggested and they will take heart from the fact that the Aussies caused the Chileans plenty of problems in the second half of their clash last week.
Indeed, Chile are much stronger going forward than they are in defence and that could make for a high scoring encounter, hence the top price for match tally of three or more goals is Skybet’s 4/6.
Any weakness at the back though, could prove costly for Sampaoli’s men, especially as Spain have the quality to punish them and betway quote del Bosque’s troops at a tasty 43/20 to prevail but also concede. More accurately, Ladbrokes offer 17/2 about a 2-1 Spain success.
Spain to beat Chile 2-1 – 17/2 (Ladbrokes)