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Spain and France meet on Saturday in a mouth-watering Euro 2012 quarter-finals clash, with a close game predicted between two of the tournament’s favourites.

Spain qualified top of Group C after beating Republic of Ireland and Croatia, and drawing with Italy. Vicente del Bosque’s men have not been at their ominous best as yet in Ukraine and Poland, but are still looking like a team capable of retaining their European crown. Fernando Torres has been playing as the lone frontman for La Roja, and although he has had a tough club season in 2011-12, has the likes of David Silva, Andres Iniesta and Xavi creating chances for him. Bwin have the Spaniards as favourites, and give them odds of 1.75 to win in normal time.

France gave up a 23-match unbeaten streak in their last game, losing 2-0 disappointingly against Sweden to finish as runners up in Group D behind England. Despite this, Laurent Blanc’s men have attacking quality in spades, and the likes of Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri will pose a threat to the Spaniards. Les Bleus’ Achilles Heel will be their back four, with Laurent Koscielny ready to start in place of the suspended Phillippe Mexes, and the French team in need of solidifying their rearguard. Bwin give France odds of 5.00 to get a win.

This will be a close game and it may go to extra-time, however Spain are overwhelming favourites. My Euro 2012 football betting tip is a 2-1 win to Spain, which Bwin have at odds of 8.75.

 

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