Goal-hungry Spain in pursuit of records against Tahiti

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Minnows Tahiti took a 6-1 mauling at the hands of an admittedly wasteful Nigeria in their opening tie and will get little in terms of charity from the world’s greatest side.

Spain are a massive 1/500 to record what is a certain victory against the side ranked 138th on the planet, and it would take a ridiculously high stake to reap any significant benefit here.

With no real value in the match betting markets, and the Tahitians porous defence, backing the world champions to enjoy a glut of goals seems the sensible option.

The French Polynesian outfit are not used to facing opposition of such quality and a plethora of goalmouth action is expected as Vincente del Bosque’s superstars fill their boots.

Ladbrokes are offering 500/1 that La Roja break the world record 31-0 international success set by Australia as they hammered American Samoa in 2001.

In the same tie Archie Thompson plundered 13 strikes and it is 500/1 that any of the Spanish team better that feat.

It only took five minutes for the Super Eagles to notch against Eddy Etateta’s side and with the calibre of their opponent here, Ladbrokes are going 200/1 that Spain break another record and score the fastest international goal in history in less than 8.3 seconds.

The same price is also available on all of La Furia’s starting outfield players finding the net at any point.

Fernando Torres is expected to be handed a starting berth after missing the victory over Uruguay and the Chelsea hitman is 7/4 to open the scoring and 13/8 to score a trio.

Those who believe the underdogs can at least nick a goal can get behind both teams getting on the scoresheet at 5/2, a healthy price for those who favour David over Goliath.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.