Spain Heavily Favored in World Cup Betting vs. Switzerland

Spain is the overall favorite in World Cup betting to win the 2010 World Cup and they begin play with a match in Group H on Wednesday as they face Switzerland.

Spain is laying 1.5 goals in World Cup odds in this match with the total at 2.5.

World Cup betting on the three-way line lists Spain at -380, Switzerland at +975 and the draw at +400.  Anything less than a dominating Spain victory would be a major surprise in this match.  Spain has never won the World Cup even though they have been there 12 times. This could be their best team and their best chance to win the title. The only question is whether or not Spain can handle the pressure of being the favorite.  Spain is managed by Vicente Del Bosque and the pressure is on him to deliver a title. Spain has so many offensive weapons it is hard to believe they won’t dominate the Swiss in this match.  David Villa led the team in qualifying with 7 goals and he might not even be the best scorer.  The team has Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres.

Switzerland is making their 9th appearance in the World Cup.   They are coached by Ottmar Hitzfeld who can get a team to play defense.  Switzerland is really in a tough group that makes advancing to the knockout round difficult.  Spain and Chile have a lot of scoring power and that will make it tough for the Swiss.  They will have to hope that their defense led by Senderos, Grichting, Magnin and Lichtsteiner can hold down the Spanish stars. There is not much offense so Switzerland will be counting on Blaise Nkufo and Alexander Frei to find the net and Tranquillo Barnetta to make plays. Eren Derdiyok may also be a threat to score.  Frei led the team in qualifying with five goals.

There is an enormous amount of pressure on Spain to win the World Cup. If they get off to a slow start against Switzerland they could start to panic.  That is probably the only scenario in which the Swiss might be able to steal this match in World Cup odds since they don’t have the talent to match up with Spain.