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Euro 2012 specials: Five bets ahead of Spain v Italy

Euro 2012 specials: Five bets ahead of Spain v Italy

Watch our video preview of tonight's opening Group C clash and read which five long-shot bets are worth considering, including a 7/1 enhanced price special

Another clash of two nations with proud footballing heritiage sees Spain begin their European Championship defence against former world champions Italy.

La Furia Roja were the pre-tournament favourites and will want to secure a positive result in this opening game before they take on Republic of Ireland and Croatia.

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MATCH BETS

BET ODDS
1
Spain to win and David Silva to score 7/1
William Hill have an enhanced price special for this game - Manchester City attacker David Silva to score anytime and Spain to win has been increased from 16/5 to 7/1.

2
Mario Balotelli to score first
10/1
Silva's Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli should spearhead the attack for Cesare Prandelli's side in this game, and the 21-year-old is 10/1 to score first.

3
Spain to score in both halves
12/5
Spain have conceded just once in their four warm up matches for Euro 2012, winning all of those, they are 12/5 to score in both halves with William Hill.

4
Torres and Llorente to score
16/5
In the absence of David Villa, Vicente Del Bosque looks likely to opt for Fernando Torres in attack, although Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente may also feature. William Hill offer odds of 16/5 on both players finding the net against Italy.

5
Italy not to score 3/4
Italy have lost their last three international matches, all without scoring a single goal, Italy are 3/4 with William Hill not to score in this game.

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