England vs Spain predictions and betting tips for this weekend’s Nations League fixture at Wembley Stadium – including the latest odds and bets in our tipsters’ betting preview. The Three Lions are surely guaranteed a heroes’ reception in London following their World Cup exploits having gone further than the likes of Germany and Spain – who they face on Saturday night.
Spain began a new era of their own under Luis Enrique following the comical sacking of former boss Julen Lopetegui in the build-up to the World Cup. Both sides feature in League A among the other top-seeded European teams and are joined in their group by Croatia.
Spain’s record against England in recent years has been fairly one-sided and they’ve lost just one of the past half a dozen encounters. Rocked by a surprise elimination to hosts Russia during the World Cup, Spain were undoubtedly unhinged by the instability of a shock managerial dismissal just hours before the tournament began. They do, however, remain a team littered with some of the planet’s best players and, when on song, are an extremely formidable outfit. There’s always a risk with supposed meaningless international fixtures, but you’d have to say that there will be some interest in the Spanish triumphing. We like the look of the more conservative approach here, though, and advocate the inclusion of Spain draw no bet – which is even money with Coral.
Diego Costa was electric in his team’s opening World Cup game against Portugal, where he netted two first half goals in the eventual 3-3 draw. The ex-Chelsea man has scored four times for his country this calendar year and has started the domestic campaign well with Atletico Madrid. Always a nuisance all the while he’s on the pitch, Costa will be a first-pick for those looking to exploit the goal scorer markets. We like the look of him notching any time which, at 9/5 with Betway, is an absolute shoo-in for our England vs Spain betting predictions.
Just two of England’s last nine matches against Spain have seen three or more goals scored. This theme mirrors the general pattern of Spain’s results, which are surprisingly bereft of goals considering the amount of attacking talent they possess. With that in mind, we see some astronomical value in the 5/6 available on under 2.5 goals being scored here. Betfair offer the best price on this market.
Planning an accumulator this weekend? Then why not take a quick look at our suggested picks for Saturday’s games? You might just get some inspiration!
It’s fair to say the bookies have struggled to separate these two teams here, with a number of firms going 17/10 on the pair. 7/4 is the best price you’ll get on a Spain victory, though, with Ladbrokes prepared to be that bit more generous on England. They go 9/5. Unibet pay 11/5 on the draw.
Firmly established as the poster boy of English football, Harry Kane’s stock rose even further at the World Cup when he won the Golden Boot award. Consistently delivering goals with freakish regularity, the Tottenham man will unquestionably be earmarked as England’s primary threat – but that doesn’t mean Spain will keep him quiet!
Regular watchers of the Premier League are fully aware of David Silva’s qualities, but a broader perception would suggest he’s actually one of Spain’s most underrated players. Like virtually all of his counterparts, Silva is comfortable in possession but also has that much rarer gift of being able to unlock a defence with one splitting pass.