Spain host China this evening in their final match before travelling to Poland and Ukraine to compete in Euro.
Spain will be looking to win their third major tournament in a row, something which has never been done before.
Vicente Del Bosque’s men will be looking to keep their good run of form going. They have won three matches in a row.
It will not be plain sailing for the world number one side though as they find themselves with a few injury problems. All time leading goal-scorer David Villa and veteran defender Cerles Puyol are ruled out for this summer’s action. It is now time for Spain to show their strength in depth.
Fernando Torres could be the man given the task of leading the line and he will be delighted to have got on the score sheet last time out. Another goal or two in this encounter would give Torres a great deal of confidence going into the tournament.
With a tough group in Euro 2012 that sees them go against Italy, Republic of Ireland and Croatia, Del Bosque’s side will know they will have to be at their best to progress to the knockout stages. That makes keeping a good run of form in this match all the more important.
As for China, this is a game that they will be looking at to prove themselves against the best side in the world.
With three wins in as many games, China are certainly not to be taken lightly and they could cause an upset here, especially with the pressure well and truly off.
With midfielder Zheng Zhi, they have a player who knows what it like to play at on the big stages after he has spells in both the English and Scottish Premier League
Spain go into the game as massive favourites. You can back them at 1.11 (1/9) with BetFred to win their fourth match in a row.
Fernando Llorente and Fernando Torres look to be the two most likely to break the deadlock, they are both being offered at 3.20 (11/5) with Paddy Power.
China’s best chance of scoring first comes from Gao Lin who has odds of 21.00 (20/1) with William Hill.
Spain look to be in great form and on their day have too much quality for everyone. A 6-0 for the World Champions can be backed at 17.00 (16/1) with VC Bet.