Spain Vs. Chile Betting Odds And Prediction: Are The Defending World Cup Champions In Trouble? [POLL]

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas knows they need to win Wednesday. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Spain versus Chile will be a great match up as both teams will be gunning for the win with a trip on the line to the second round of the 2014 World Cup. Spain is certainly in a more desperate scenario following a 5-1 loss to the Netherlands which is the country’s worst loss in 51 years. Chile on the other hand is coming off a 3-1 victory over Australia feeling quite a bit more chipper.

The latest out of the Spain camp is some heads are going to roll as Head Coach Del Bosque is possibly going to make some dramatic changes to the lineup which could include leaving out Xavi, Gerard Pique, David Silva and Diego Costa. Keep in mind that Spain lost its opening game to Switzerland in the 2010 World Cup only to move on win the tournament so Del Bosque needs to be careful not to shake the tree too much.

Arturo Vidal and Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, are familar with the Spanish style of play and are going to have to have big games for the Chileans.With that being said, Chile is still the dark horse in this group and is going to have to be at its best in order to beat a very capable Spain squad. The fact that Chile has not beat Spain in its last 10 matches does not bode well either.  

The real question in this match is going to be if Spain can mentally put the last game behind them. They will need all cylinders running Wednesday, as it's imperative they come flying out of the gate and play with passion. Spain has loads of skill and should be able to execute on its game plan. If Spain can get the first goal they can probably build on that and this could end up being a runaway game for the defending Champions. 

My Prediction: Expert an early Spain goal to get the ball rolling for La Furia Roja and watch it snowball from there. 3-1 Spain.


Betting Odds Courtesy of

Spain:  -1 (-140)   -200 Moneyline 
Chile:   +1 (115)   +500 Moneyline
Draw:   +400


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Yan Skwara –  Mr. Skwara was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and attended California State University of Los Angeles. After both a collegiate and professional career in soccer which included playing in Germany and the United States, Mr. Skwara pursued a second career in business. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Skwara was a licensed Investment Banker working for several Investment firms including AG Edwards and Whale Securities in New York City on Wall Street. In 1998, Mr. Skwara's passion for the game of soccer moved his entrepreneur spirit as he made the decision to leave Corporate America and pursue establishing a private sports marketing company, focused on the soccer market. Over the years, Mr. Skwara has successfully founded several soccer related brands and consumer related health products which included his expertise in finance, marketing, public relations and corporate communications.