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Villa goes for gold

Posted 22nd June 2010

In David Villa and Fernando Torres, Spain have one of, if not the best forward pairings at this World Cup. The whole Spanish squad is packed with talent but it's up front that will give opponents the most worry with two forwards that will be well up there with world cup top goalscorer betting odds.

David Villa found his scoring touch against Honduras in Spain's second Group H match. Spain will be relieved he did, the 2-0 win means a win in their final group match will ensure they qualify from the group. After an opening game defeat against Switzerland, the pressure was on the Spanish to get a result against minnows Honduras. While Villa grabbed two goals, he could of grabbed six or seven, on another day he may have.

Villa partner in crime Torres, hasn't had the tournament he would have wanted so far. He was put on the bench for the Switzerland defeat, after not being deemed match fit, after his knee injury. Against Honduras, Torres played an hour but was overshadowed by Villa. He looked like a child being called in for his bedtime while his friends were still climbing trees in the woods, when he was pulled off by coach Vicente Del Bosque.

Those who will be betting world cup money on this match will note that Chile should expect Torres to come bursting out of the traps when they face the Spanish in Pretoria.

Torres being the player he is, will probably go and help himself to a hat-trick against Chile. If he does open his World Cup account in the next game, it could be a straight race between the Spanish strikers for the Golden Boot. Spain were the early favourites for this World Cup but the Swiss briefly put a spanner in the works. Based on their dominant performance against Honduras, it looks as though Spain are back on track in their quest for their first World Cup title.