Match-Up: Will Spain Win By 2+ Goals?

Spain and Switzerland will tangle in first round action on Wednesday morning in South Africa. The Spanairds enter the World Cup ranked #2 in the FIFA rankings and have won all ten World Cup qualifying games. More impressively, Spain has only lost once in its past 49 games, dating back to November 2006.

Alike Brazil, Spain was eliminated by France in 2006 action. Huge expectations have been placed upon a Spanish team who hasonly reached the semi-finals once during World Cup play (1950).

Switzerland will hope to pull a first-game upset over the Spanish without their two best players. Alexander Frei (ankle) and Valon Behrami (thigh) will not play due to injuries. Frei is Switzerland all-time goal scoring leader with 40.

Given the Swiss injuries and the Spanish dominance over them (15-0-3 all-time), I’m picking Spain to win by two or more goals.

The Pick: Spain (Win By 2+)

June Record: 6-9

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