David Nalbandian says the four-time champions “are favored over us and have more pressure” to win the final, which begins on Friday on the clay at Seville’s Olympic Stadium.
Spain, led by second-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 5 David Ferrer, are vying for a third title in four seasons while the South Americans are looking for their first from their fourth attempt.
Nalbandian says the final is “different” to three years ago, when Spain won the trophy in Argentina despite missing Nadal.
Spain hasn’t lost on home soil since 1999, a run of 20 ties