Its one of the biggest nights in world football as Vincent Del Bosque’s World Champions Spain take on a resurgent Italian side, as Bet365 report free bets on the final and report that punters are favouring Cesare Pranadelli’s side to create the upset.
Spain, are predictably the favourites going in to the game, but with no recognised striker much has been made of the formation adopted by Vincent Del Bosque, as Robert Soldado was virtually anonymous in their narrow penalty shoot out victory against Portugal, and it remains to be seen whether the Spanish will start with a packed midfield, with Cesc Fabregas coming into the side, as there are plenty of other Bet365 free bets opportunities.
Indeed, some aspects of the media have gone so far as to call this Spanish side ‘boring’ but realistically, with the likes of Xavi, Ininesta, Fabregas and Alonso pulling the strings, they will be looking to pass the ball into the net with neat build up play.
This may not be a bad idea, as Italy have impressed under the touch of Daniele de Rossi and in particular Andrea Pirlo, who is no doubt the star of the tournament so far, and a busy midfield may recue te time these two influential players have on the ball.
The Germans were unceremoniously cut to pieces with the ball over the top to Balotelli, and there’s no doubt Del Bosque will want to exert as much pressure on the two Italian lynchpins at the centre of the aprk.
Of course, these two have already met earlier on in the tournament, the game ending in a tight 1-1 draw between two evenly matched sides.
We could be in for a similar game tonight, but there’s no doubt that Italy striker Mario Balotelli can once and for all silence his doubters.
The Man City striker has seemingly come of age during the tournament, with his brace against Germany hailed as ‘the proudest moment of my life’, and a similar performance would see the striker take the Golden Boot.
The rumours coming out of the Italian camp is that Prandelli will adopt a similar attack minded approach which saw them go close to beating the World Champions in the group stages, and if that is the case, we could be in for a classic.
It all kicks off at the Olympic Stadium later tonight.