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Will England be standing up and applauding a hero come the end of Tuesday’s friendly international against Spain at Wembley? While it is only a friendly, it could be a big chance for the Three Lions to start regaining some confidence and belief that they can take on and beat the best in the world. After their miserable Euro 2016 campaign, they need that. England have remained unbeaten since the Euros and they haven’t conceded a goal since then either. They banked a 3-0 home win over Scotland on the weekend in World Cup 2018 qualifiers and will now test themselves in a more stern fashion.

Spain aren’t easy to beat, but both Croatia and Italy got the better of them at Euro 2016. They won’t be at full strength either for this one so there is a chance for England to pull something special out of the bag. It would be a great way to secure Gareth Southgate the permanent managerial job perhaps, or at least give him a great send off if the FA are going to ultimately look elsewhere. England took a 1-0 win over Spain the last time that these two met at Wembley which was back in 2011. A repeat of that would be a tremendous result for the Three Lions at the moment.

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The Three Lions have a tough game on their hands on Tuesday night as they welcome Spain. Gareth Southgate won’t have an easy time of things against La Roja when they kick off in this one. England haven’t conceded a goal since they were dumped out of the European Championships in the summer, but they face a Spain side who have shipped just one goal in their last five. England did beat Spain the last time they hosted them back in 2011, and while England have lost only four of their last 27 home games, each of those losses were in friendlies against sides ranked higher than them.

Spain are still a major force to be reckoned with even after their collapse at the European Championships. La Roja have only conceded the two goals in their last seven away games and because they keep the ball so much, England are likely going to struggle to make a huge impact in the game, something we saw last November when Spain won 2-0 in a home friendly against the Three Lions. Can England sign off with a huge positive in taking down the Reds at Wembley? They could be playing to keep Gareth Southgate and that could be a huge motivation for them and Spain are missing the likes of Iniesta and Pique.

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England meet Spain on Tuesday night for a friendly matchup. Goals between these nations haven’t been plentiful from recent meeting sand across the last five games between the two nations, there have been just the seven goals scored. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last eight coming-together as well between the two nations. So it may be a quiet game for goal mouth action in the week. But who will edge a likely tight, tense affair?

England haven’t shipped a goal in any of their games since the European Championships and Spain have conceded one goal in their last five games played. So will it be another low scoring affair this time around? England boss Gareth Southgate would love to land a win in this one, the last of his spell in temporary charge. That could land him the permanent deal. Beating Spain is never easy, though, but England did land a home win over them the last time that they hosted them. But England lost easily in a 2-0 defeat last November when they went to Spain.

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England v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th November 2016

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England v Spain Betting Preview – International Friendly 15th November

The Three Lions suddenly are boasting a pretty solid defence, so will they be able to shut down Spain when they come for a visit on Tuesday night? England did manage to land a home win over Spain the last time that they played hosts to them, which was back in 2011. After England’s 3-0 home win over Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers on Friday, even though this is just a friendly this is going to be a tougher game for the Three Lions. Spain are going along in their usual fashion and goals may once again be at a bit of a premium when these two meet. There have been just the five in the last four meetings in England.

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England v Spain 2016 infographic

England v Spain Betting Tips

England’s defence has been standing strong since their collapse at the European Championships against Iceland. They haven’t shipped a single goal since then and you are probably looking at another low scoring affair here with seven of the last eight games between these two having gone under 2.5 goals. So with so many meetings between these two having gone under the 2.5 goal line, you can take a price of 7/10 on this one to go the same way at Bet365 when they meet up on Tuesday. So in games where there doesn’t appear that there will be many goals flying around, there is increased value in the Correct Score market, where a 0-0 draw is an 8/1 punt or backing a selection to win 1-0 will fetch you around the 7/1 mark depending on who you back.

England last played host to Spain back in November 2011 and a strike from Frank Lampard gave England the 1-0 win. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last eight meetings between these two and both teams not to score is trading at a price of 5/6. That’s a pretty big trend running and it can lead you down another betting path of either Spain at 3/1 or England at 15/4 to win to nil with Bet365. Harry Kane has gone back to Spurs to hasten his comeback from injury so won’t be tested here. Daniel Sturridge, who got the opener against Scotland on the weekend, is running at a price of 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. The Three Lions have gone W1 L4 in their last five against Spain and have won just two of their last eight against them.

Spain eased to another win in their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign victory on the weekend and they have now gone unbeaten in their last five matches. The big game in that sequence was their game in Italy for the qualifiers, which ended in a 1-1 draw. That goal which they conceded in that game is the only one that they have let in across their last five matches as well. So they are tight at the back at the moment as they usually are and that’s because opponents struggle to get the ball. There’s no Diego Costa for this as he is nursing an injury at the moment and isn’t being risked. In the anytime goalscorer market, Spain have Aritz Aduriz and Nolito at a price of 5/2 with Iago Aspas at 9/4.

So with the lack of goals a prominent feature of England v Spain match ups, it’s probably not going to get too exciting. The two nations met up last November and Spain won that one 2-0 and were more than comfortable in the game on home soil. Given that this isn’t likely to produce a lot of chances, but Spain can boast the extra quality, in the half time/full time betting market at Bet365 you have a price of 9/2 on the Draw/Spain outcome. So Spain are now unbeaten in their last five games (W4 D1) and they are a tough side to crack. There have been just the seven goals netted in the last five games between the two nations and this may all point to a low scoring draw between the two of them.

England v Spain Betting Odds

England 19/10, Draw 9/4, Spain 7/5

England v Spain Predictions

Look for a low scoring game and that leads you to the likes of the under 2.5 goals and both teams not score market options. This is probably going to end up being low key as England will struggle to get the ball. England aren’t exactly playing convincing stuff at the moment and their defence should have been punished by Scotland on Friday. Expect Spain to do it and edge their way to a one goal margin victory.

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Italy v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th October 2016

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Italy v Spain Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 qualifying 6th October

A real heavyweight duel on the cards here. These two are in a class of their own in their World Cup 2018 qualifying group and so they should be untroubled by any of the other competitors. However, that leaves a straight shot between these two to scrap for the automatic qualification spot from the group. Italy can gain a strong upper hand here by taking an early lead in the group, however, if Spain were to win on the road then that would confirm them as group favourites, with their only other tough game to come then being a home fixture against the Italians later on in the campaign. So a big early top spot decider in the group. It should get interesting.

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Italy v Spain Betting Tips

So Italy really have held their own well against Spain in recent meetings between the two. They have posted a W1 D2 L1 record (90 minutes) against the Spaniards and their most recent coming together of course was at Euro 2016. Then under the management of Antonio Conte, the Azzurri produced a tactical masterclass to shut down the threat of Spain and bank a 2-0 win. Italy have only lost two of their last eight games against Spain across competitive and friendly matches, so they may be value to take back in this one. They do have a new manager with new ideas in place, and they went out and beat Israel 3-1 in their qualification opener. You really aren’t, at any stage, going to expect Italy to have more goal in them than Spain during qualification of the World Cup 2018, so that is why it is important for the Italians to win this home game.

This game going under 2.5 goals is probably the way to go and that will fetch you a quote of 4/9, just to highlight how much that is expected to happen. Only two of the last eleven between these two have gone over the goal line. You can have a crack at Both Teams Not To Score for a price of 4/6 which is better value. Only one in the last five meetings have both teams gotten on the scoresheet in a meeting. So goals have been at a premium between these two recently and up in the anytime goalscorer market you have a price of 12/5 on Graziano Pelle and 11/4 on Eder as options for the Italians. Heading up the market though is Spain’s Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata who are the 2/1 marks heading into the game. Italy’s two games this season have both ended by a 3-1 scoreline, following a friendly defeat against France by that scoreline in September.

Spain hammered Liechtenstein 8-0 in their opening qualification match and that sent a message to Italy they they are not going to get beaten on goal difference in this group. Both Costa and Morata were on the scoresheet twice in that game. Obviously there are going to be much tougher games ahead of the Spaniards in qualifying but they needed that for a  boost after their summer failure at Euro 2016 and that win over Liechtenstein followed a 2-0 win in Belgium in a friendly. So they are looking good and Spain are a quote of 11/4 to win to nil in this one. They have struggled against Italy recently though and have really struggled for anything on actual visits to Italy. So they are a little vulnerable for this one,but can they land what would be a hammer blow of a rare win on the road against Italy?

Italy v Spain Betting Odds

Spain 8/5, Draw 19/10, Italy 2/1

Italy v Spain Predictions

Tough game to call, because Italy had the upper hand of the two in the summer. They have been a little more susceptible at the back since the loss of Conte through and the Spaniards have the craft to open them up of course. Bit Spain have found the Azzurri to be a pain in the neck recently, so it may be worth looking for the drawn outcome in this one, or pushing the boat out to back Spain to win by a one goal margin. It is going to be tight.

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Belgium v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st September 2016

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Belgium v Spain Betting Preview – International Friendly 1st September

This is the highlight match of the international friendly games this week as the two nations squeeze in a game ahead of World Cup qualifiers which are coming up. This will be the first game in charge for new Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and Spain also have a new man in charge at the top as well. The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 12 home games and new Spain manager Julen Lopetegui has a tough opener on his hands. Who will come out on top in this high profile friendly?

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Belgium v Spain Betting Tips

Both had disappointing Euro 2016 tournaments then and now have to start all over again with an eye on the 2018 World Cup. Belgium managed to get through their group stage despite an opening loss against Italy, who they had no idea of how to handle. Then after impressively hammering Hungary in the round of sixteen, they tanked in the quarterfinals against an inspired display from Wales. So the consistency wasn’t there and as a nation, they would have expected a lot more after the game against Hungary. Still, you can’t deny that the Belgium squad is one packed full of talent and so Roberto Martinez will be trying to take them to the net level, surprisingly assisted in his job by Thierry Henry. Belgium are in decent home form, having won of their last 12 games there, a stretch which goes all the way back to 2014.

Granted Belgium really haven’t faced the most extensive tests on home soil, but they were hampered by Wales there during Euro 2016 qualifying. Out of the gates, this Belgium v Spain betting event isn’t likely to be a high scoring one. Going under 2.5 goals on the match will return you a quote of 8/13 on the game. Neither are likely to give up too much at the back. Three of the last four meetings between the two nations too has seen one side fail to hit the back of the net in and therefore the No option in the Both Teams To Score market is a tempter at 4/5. If you are trying to dig around for a winner though it would probably have to be Belgium. Spain haven’t been particularly good out on the road in the last couple of years.

Indeed, Spain have lost three of their last five friendly matches away from home and they have lost six of their last eleven out on the road against top-20 ranked sides as well. Their last five games on the road too have all gone under 2.5 goals with Spain failing to score in three of those. So it’s hard to see a high scoring affair playing itself out in Belgium on Thursday night. There’s not much between them technically, both have new bosses in place which adds an air of confusion and this is just a friendly remember. In the anytime goalscorer market you have Spain’s Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa at 7/4, with Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku joining them. The in from Eden Hazard is a 12/5 shot to find the back of the net.

Belgium v Spain Betting Odds

Belgium 13/8, Spain 7/4, Draw 21/10

Belgium v Spain Predictions

There is a good chance that this will be a bit of a non-starter, a lot of possession and nothing much being done with it. These two balance each other out quite well by the looks of it, so look for a low scoring game. If you want to push the boat out a bit then perhaps a Belgium 1-0 correct score win would take it. Under 2.5 goals looks a solid punt.

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World Cup Qualification 2018 Groups Europe – Betting Odds & Predictions

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The two year road to the World Cup Finals in Russia starts this month for the UEFA members. Qualification gets under way and there are a total of 54 teams in the hunt for a spot at the tournament in 2018. The qualification draw was separated out over six seeding pots and the teams were then dealt out into nine groups of six teams each. 52 nations were actually in the seedings but then with FIFA accepting both Gibraltar and Kosovo as members in mid 2016, they were both allowed to join qualification as well.

So the set up for all of this is that the winners of each of the nine groups will automatically get their spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and then the best eight runners up from the group stage will go into the play off round. So there is a long quest to get the Finals and the top nine seeded nations in the draw, therefore being separated out into one for each group are Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, England, Wales, Spain and Croatia. One the group stage has been settled the draw for the play off round will be held in October of 2017.

World Cup Qualification Groups 2018 Europe

FIFA World Cup Qualification 2018 Europe Infographic

Euro 2016 qualification was a huge success for the home nations, with England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland all making it to the Finals. How many of the home nations will make it through to the World Cup Finals? Will there be a full house? Four of the five would be another fantastic return for the UK and Ireland. Here we preview the qualification groups from the UEFA Zone for World Cup 2018 qualification.

Group A Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, Luxembourg
Well this is an interesting group and it would be a sparse if the French didn’t roll to top spot in it. Les Bleus almost landed the Euro 2016 title on home soil and on the evidence of that short burst of competitive football for them, they looked as if they still had some room to grow. So this could be a big two years for them in their development not having had to play qualifying games to get to the European Championships. The Netherlands are in there as well and it will be really interesting to see if they can pick themselves up after their miserable qualification campaign for Euro 2016. They may not still be at the races and that could leave a scrap between themselves and Sweden to battle for second spot. The Swedes are entering the post-Ibrahimovic era and may struggle. France to win the group at 8/13, Netherlands for second.

Group B Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faro Island, Latvia, Andorra
The reigning European Champions Portugal will have to be pretty happy with the draw that they have received. They really have little threat going against them in here and that is reflected in the price of 8/13 for them to win the group. Switzerland are their closest challengers in there but rarely raise themselves above mediocrity, although they are usually pretty solid in qualification. Hungary, who impressed at Euro 2016 have to start again and while they are capable of points at home against the Portuguese and Swiss, are likely to miss the boat in this one. Everyone else in the group is just there making up the numbers. Not likely to be the most entertaining of groups.

Group C Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, San Marino
The huge benefit of being a top seeded team is obviously getting easier qualification draws. That is what Germany have here. They may have stubborn defences in the likes of Northern Ireland and Norway to break down, but they are Germany and should get it done, particularly at home. The Germans are a massive 1/8 odds on favourite to win this group and any other outcome looks like it would take something out of the ordinary to happen. The Czech Republic aren’t good enough to really lay claim to the top spot in the group but could see themselves in a fight with Northern Ireland and Norway for second place. Northern Ireland are a big 10/1 shot to make it out of the group.

Group D Wales, Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova, Georgia
This is one of the more competitive groups that are floating around in the qualification for the World Cup from the UEFA Zone. Wales, who covered themselves in glory at Euro 2016 by reaching the semi finals are an even money quote to qualify from Group D. They are running as 7/4 favourites to win this group, but punters will still be bit wary because of the lack of goals from them and wondering if their bubble will have burst after the Euros. There is stiff competition from the technically solid Serbia, the young and enterprising Austria as well as having to do battle with the Republic of Ireland who are only 11/4 to qualify. On paper out of the bunch of them Serbia at 5/2 represents great value here to top the pile, but the Austrians can’t be counted out. They are way better than how they played at Euro 2016.

Group E Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakhstan
Where does the favouritism fall in this one? Well it’s not too hard to pick Poland out as the stand out quality side here. They really didn’t shine as well as many would have hoped at Euro 2016 as they went more defensive than they were during qualification. Still, they are a postive 11/8 price to win Group E and that screams value here. Denmark are awkward opposition but nothing more and then Romania may have their say in patches. But the home form of Poland and the goals of Robert Lewandowski should push them to a comfortable top spot. It may be worth having a flutter on Romania to sneak past Denmark because they have come on well the last couple of years with Denmark really stagnating.

Group F England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta
England are 4/11 odds on favourites to win this group and given how easily qualifying for Euro 2016 was for them it would be tough to go against them. Big Sam Allardyce should benefit from a pretty easy group draw here and there appears to be very little to topple England here. Perhaps the only thing is will be them beating themselves through complacency. But really the perceived threats from Slovakia, Scotland and SLovenia aren’t great at all. It would be a shocker if England didn’t win this group while Scotland are a bit of a distant 4/1 shot to qualify for Group F. There’s a lot of work there for the Scots to do.

Group G Spain, Italy, Albania, Israel, Macedonia, Liechtenstein
Thankfully Spain and Italy were drawn together here to give this group a bit of spice or else it would have been a non-starter. Spain are 1/2 still to get the group win on the board, but the Italians are always efficient enough through qualifying for tournaments to keep their neck in the race. Italy though will now have lost the special touch of Antonio Conte so how will that affect them? But Spain too enter a new era as well after Vicente del Bosque stepped down leaving new head coach Julen Lopetegui in charge. You would expect the Spaniards to pretty much carry on regardless, more so than Italy but the games between the two of them should be a real highlight of World Cup qualifying. The Italians are 13/8 to win the group. There will be one big nation guaranteed to have to go through the play offs. Spain or Italy? Toss of a coin.

Group H Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus, Gibraltar
As with most qualification groups there is a strong favourite set to run away with things and here that would be Belgium who are 2/7 favourites to win Group H. They should do just that unopposed really. It’s hard to really even see Bosnia-Herzegovina putting up enough to really get anywhere near to Belgium in this group so the rest have no chance. The Red Devils with new boss Roberto Martinez in charge, should be super comfortable in this one. Whoever comes runner up from this group may struggle to make it as one of the best eight to reach the play offs. Very poor group. Gibraltar make their World Cup qualifying debuts in this group.

Group I Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland, Kosovo
Group H has Gibraltar making their debut, while Group I have Kosovo making theirs. Croatia, who really should have gone further at the summer’s European Championships are 11/10 to win this group. The Ukraine are there at 3/1 with Turkey just a little longer at 10/3. Turkey are hit and miss and only scraped over the finish line in their Euro 2016 qualifying group because of the Netherlands’ deficiencies, while the Ukraine don’t generally offer much away from home. You even have Iceland in her, remarkable Euro 2016 quarter finalists but while the slick Croatians should win the group, picking a second place team of the Ukraine, Turkey and Iceland is tough. For value would run with the Turks.

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World Cup Qualification 2018 Groups Europe Match Dates

Matchday 1 4–6 September 2016
Matchday 2 6–8 October 2016
Matchday 3 9–11 October 2016
Matchday 4 11–13 November 2016
Matchday 5 24–26 March 2017
Matchday 6 9–11 June 2017
Matchday 7 31 August – 2 September 2017
Matchday 8 3–5 September 2017
Matchday 9 5–7 October 2017
Matchday 10 8–10 October 2017

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Italy v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – Euro 2016

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Italy v Spain Betting Preview – Euro 2016, 27th June

The clash of the round of sixteen at Euro 2016. There are some big questions set to be answered in this one. Will Spain get over the shock of having lost a European Championship game as they went down against Croatia? Will Italy have enough in attack to really threaten the Spanish back line? This is a mammoth clash which was never expected to happen in this stage of the competition. One of the big guns int he tournament will fall early though. Which will it be?

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Italy v Spain Euro 2016 Infographic

Italy v Spain Betting Tips

Italy were one of the best sides out of the blocks at Euro 2016. They opened with a great 2-0 win over Belgium and then followed that up with another clean sheet victory, beating Sweden. Then they made some wholesale changes to their starting eleven to face Ireland and they lost to a goal five minutes from time in that one. But they will obviously be back at full strength for this one and they are going to be a threat in the game simply because of their defence. They will stay tight and organised and hope to catch Spain out on the break or through a set piece when they do get forward. They will harass and press and they work hard in trying to close space down. Because of the great defensive mode that they are in, it is likely that this one will go under 2.5 goals which is a price of 4/11 and you can also stretch it to under 1.5 goals as well if you want to for an 11/10 quote. While Italy can defend, do they have enough going forward to hurt Spain?

We knew what to expect from Italy going into the tournament, strong defence, little offensive output. The question is, will they get enough to the ball to hurt Spain at the back and that really is questionable and Graziano Pelle is a big 3/1 price in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. They will spend a lot of time chasing the ball and they don’t clearly have the pace in their side to play a powerful counter attacking game. Italy have only netted the one goal in their last four games played against Spain, which includes that 4-0 loss against them in the final of Euro 2012. So this is going to be all about defence for italy and sticking in there as long as they can. The Italians have shipped only one goal in their last five games played now.

So after looking pretty impressive through their opening two games, Spain blew a lead against Croatia to suffer a shock 2-1 loss. That came from nowhere really but ask yourself how likely that you are to see Spain lose back to back matches? You wouldn’t really expect it to happen here and as usual Spain will take all of the possession in the match and that of course will lead to them limiting Italy’s threat in the game even more. Was the second half against Croatia just a bad day at the office for Spain, because they looked really flustered at the back for no apparent reason? Italy don’t have the same kind of direct pace that Croatia have, in order to hurt Spain. In the correct score market you have a Spain 1-0 option at 4/1 with the 0-0 over 90 minutes at 9/2. Two of the last three meetings between Spain and Italy have been drawn and there have been just the three goals in their last three meetings. Spain are a price of 7/4 to win to nil and Alvaro Morata can be backed at a quote of 11/5 in the anytime goalscorer market.

Italy v Spain Betting Odds

Spain 23/20, Draw 2/1, Italy 10/3

Italy v Spain Predictions

Would still side with Spain on this one and more likely than not it will be a low scoring game which the Spaniards win by a one goal margin through. It’s not likely to get much more exciting than that. Spain will tweak their approach to get over that Croatia upset and they have the kind of performance in them that saw them tear apart Turkey in the group stage. Italy may have the bite at the back, but lack going forward. Spain to win.

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Croatia v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – Euro 2016

Croatia v Spain Euro 2016

Croatia v Spain Betting Preview – Euro 2016, 21st June

Spain looked absolutely brilliant as they destroyed Turkey in their second group match of Euro 2016. The reigning Champions posted a 3-0 win over Turkey and just need a point in their final game to ensure that they finish in top spot over Croatia. The crowd troubles marred Croatia’s game against the Czech Republic and it may have done even bigger damage to the side who threw away a two goal lead in a 2-2 draw in the game. Can they pick themselves up from all of that and beat Spain to win Group D?

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Croatia v Spain Euro 2016 Infographic

Croatia v Spain Betting Tips

We have seen the good and the bad about Croatia so far on the pitch at Euro 2016. They were brilliant in their opening win over Turkey and for the large part against the Czech Republic in their second game they were fluent and in control. Technically they are one of the better sides at the tournament, but then they started to fall apart in the second half of the game against the Czechs. It really started with the loss of Luka Modric, who will be missing from their final group game, because when he went off with his injury, Croatia started to let all of their control in the game slip. Then there was the crowd trouble from a section of their supports and in the end, they conceded a late penalty which was converted by the Czech’s to earn them a 2-2 draw. Croatia should still be comfortable at the end of the day in getting through to the next round and if they can hang in for a point against the Spaniards then they would secure second spot.

The loss of Luka Modric will be a huge blow for them in this one because he makes everything tick in the middle of the park for them. They have Mario Mandzukic up front who is trading at a qoute of 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market. How many chances is he, or Croatia as a collective, likely to get in this one though? The big concern for Croatia is not having Modric and the fact that they started producing more and more basic errors the longer the game went on against the Czechs. They can’t afford to run out of steam against Spain. Spain were simply brilliant in their second match, laying down a technical masterclass to the rest of the entire contingent of teams at Euro 2016. Andres Iniesta was at the heart of everything that Spain did and following their 3-0 win over Turkey were moved to 7/2 outright favourites to win the tournament.

Alvaro Morata’s brace for Spain against Turkey will have eased concerns about them lacking a number nine. That was just the input that they needed from a striker to become pretty much the total package. If he continues that form, Spain will only be stronger for it. Morata is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option with Artiz Aduriz at the same price at the head of the market. Spain are unbeaten in 14 European Championship matches now (W11 D3) and they haven’t conceded in 690 minutes of football in the tournament now. The last goal they conceded was in their opener against Italy at Euro 2012. Spain were dominant on a different level against Turkey and when you have your centre half popping up on the right wing, that’s pretty assured. Under 2/5 goals is a punter of 4/7 on this one while Spain to win to nil can be backed at a quote of 11/5 which will probably have punters scrambling to take advantage of that.

Croatia v Spain Betting Odds

Spain 5/4, Draw 2/1, Croatia 3/1

Croatia v Spain Predictions

Spain showed that they can break down teams who have a defensive set up as they totally destroyed Turkey. It was so easy for Spain in that one that it should have really upped their confidence in pushing forward for their third title in a row. With Croatia missing Modric, a great chance for Spain to land another clean sheet victory.

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Spain v Turkey Predictions & Betting Odds – Euro 2016

Spain v Turkey Euro 2016

Spain v Turkey Betting Preview – Euro 2016, 17th June

The Spaniards have a good foothold in Group D after taking out Turkey in their opening game. A late goal from Gerard Pique gave the reigning European Champions all three points in the game and now they can move on with confidence to face Turkey. Turkey fell 1-0 to Croatia in their group opener and now have the difficult task of trying to pick themselves up from that loss in their most difficult game of the group. Will they be able to get enough of the ball to do any damage to the Spaniards?

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Spain v Turkey Euro 2016 Infographic

Spain v Turkey Betting Tips

This is tournament football and Spain won’t care if they win every match 1-0. That is the scoreline they recorded in their opening match of the tournament against the Czech Republic. You got what you knew you were going to get from Spain all the way, a lot of possession and a bunch of chances. It took a defender in the form of Gerard Pique to make the breakthrough which will have raised more questions about the lack of goalscoring threat in the Spanish side, despite all the chances that they actually make. Spain are a patient side, they aren’t worried about the tempo of the game and they still exude class. It may be boring at times to watch, but it’s a proven method for them. They took over 70% of possession in the game against the Czech Republic and produced 18 shots. Just to put their dominance into focus, keeper Petr Cech produced more passes than any other Czech player in the game.

Spain are now unbeaten in 13 European Champions matches and they haven’t conceded in their last 600 minutes of European Championship football. You can take a price of 2 1/10 on Spain to win to nil against Turkey which isn’t unreasonable at all. This is Spain and you aren’t going to be looking at a high scoring game so under 2.5 goals is a quote of 5/6. You are likely to find appeal as well in a Spain 1-0 correct score punt on the game at a price of 5/1 while a 2-0 Correct Score will give you odds of 11/2. Spain have won their last two against the Turks as well and both by a one goal margin. Spain to win by a one goal margin will give you a price of 5/2 which has to be pretty tempting. Spain hold a W4 D3 L1 record from eight previous contests against Turkey and have won three of the four previous competitive matches between them.

Spain have already set their pattern out for what is likely to follow for them in the Championships. Turkey lost their opener against Croatia, their resilience broken by a tremendous strike by Luka Modric. They were heavily second best in all departments in the match, with Croatia being very dominant over them. The question is whether or not Turkey can really muster up enough going forward to beat Spain because they aren’t going to get a lot of the ball. That’s the problem for Turkey because they at least have to get a point out of this one so it may be a long afternoon of sitting back. Turkey have gone W8 D2 L2 in their last twelve matches so haven’t been too bad. Burak Yilmaz is a big 4/1 anytime goalscorer option while Spain’s Alvaro Morata and Artiz Aduriz are 5/4 joint favourites in the anytime goalscorer market.

Spain v Turkey Betting Odds

Spain 2/5, Draw 15/4, Turkey 9/1

Spain v Turkey Predictions

It has to be temping to roll with a Spain to win to nil victory on this one. They will have all the ball in the game and Turkey will be pretty limited. This has to be a low scoring game all of the way because the Spaniards will just want to maintain their control. Spain to win.

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