Australia meet Spain today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.
The two sides have not met before.
Australia went down to Chile 3-1 in the first round, and 3-2 to the Netherlands in the second round.
Spain’s disappointing World Cup began with a 5-1 loss to Spain, followed by a 2-0 loss to Chile.
Injuries & Suspensions
Australia will be without goal scoring hero Tim Cahill due to suspension. Spain will be without Xavi who has a muscular problem, while goalkeeper Iker Casillas will be replaced after shipping 7 goals in 2 games.
Prediction & Tip
It’s the final match of the tournament for these two teams. Australia have impressed and played well above expectations, while Spain’s lack of form has been perhaps the biggest surprise of the World Cup so far. The biggest question here is which Spain will turn up to play? Australia are assured to put in a good effort, but we think the Spanish squad will be looking to avoid total embarrassment and get the win here. Hard to find some value, so we’ll take the 11/10 that Ladbrokes are offering for 2 to 3 total goals scored.
Spain defeat Australia 2-0