Spain and Italy go head to head on Sunday evening in what should be an extremely tight Euro 2012 final as Paddy Power announce the latest free bets hey will refund bets should Mario Balotelli score the last goal of the game!
For pre-tournament favourites Spain, this will be there third major tournament final in succession and there is no doubt that many expected them to make it this far at the very least.
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Italy on the other hand were considered as outsiders to progress at the start of the tournament with many wondering whether they would even make it out of a group that contained Spain and Croatia.
However, they have put a poor preparation behind them and united to make it to the final. It is an achievement they fully deserve too after playing some excellent football in the last couple of games.
Cesare Prandelli has got his Italian team playing together and to a successful game plan. They have won over plenty of people in Poland and Ukraine, no doubt about that.
Despite this, they are still the outsiders on Sunday evening. Available at 3/1 to win Euro 2012, the bookies expect this to be the end of their journey, but this will suit them. Write the Italians off at your peril.
Spain are the team with all the expectation going into this one. They are the reigning Champions, they were the team to beat before a ball was kicked and the pressure is well and truly on their shoulders.
This has been the case for a few years now though and this Spain team relishes it. Always sticking to their way of playing football and remaining professional, they will know what they need to do on Sunday evening. The Spanish are 11/10 t0 make history with their third successive major tournament win.
These two teams played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the tournament and there are many wondering whether they can be separated in 120 minutes this time around. For the Euro 2012 final to be settled by penalties, you can get odds of 10/1.
This one gets underway at 7.45pm on Sunday evening.