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Spain vs Switzerland – Spain to land under-21 honours

| 25.06.2011

Spain may have lacked the killer instinct in the majority of their games at the European under-21 Championships thus far, but they will have the necessary firepower to break down a staunch Switzerland in the final in Denmark.

Match Odds

Both teams approach the final with unbeaten records in the tournament, with Switzerland having shut out the opposition in all of their four victories to date.

And with Spain proving wasteful in attack, particularly when scraping past Belarus in the semi-finals, many will believe that the Swiss are capable of keeping another clean sheet en route to stealing victory.

Switzerland are 5/1 in the football odds to beat Spain inside the 90 minutes, while it is 3/1 that they simply win the tournament by any means.

Meanwhile, the Swiss are the only one of the duo to have previously played in Aarhus during the tournament, when beating Belarus 3-0 in the final group game.

One thing that is virtually guaranteed is that Spain will dominate possession and although Switzerland may have vowed not to sit back, it seems logical that their best hopes lie on the counter attack.

Spain are 8/13 to beat Switzerland in normal time and 2/9 just to win a third European under-21 Championships.

First Goalscorer

With five different players having found the scoresheet for Switzerland in the tournament, it is hard to single out who their leading threat is.

However, Xherdan Shaqiri is the focal point of a large percentage of their best moves and he certainly possesses the ability to change a game.

Shaqiri is 9/1 to score first in the European under-21 Championships final.

For Spain, their chief threat is much more obvious as Adrian’s five goals in the competition means he already has one hand on the Golden Boot.

It is 7/2 that Adrian scores first in the final, while Iker Munian could also represent decent value for Spain at 7/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.