The UEFA Nations League brings us a classic, with Germany and Spain involved. Both sides are in the top tier of European soccer, and as such prominent forces, they are going against one another in this competition. The match takes place in Germany, at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart. These two sides were pretty much the best European teams in the previous 15 years, and we could see both of them in the final stages of any championship or competition.
Germany (+135) needs to stand up and respond following the embarrassing exit from the 2018 World Cup. They didn’t thrill the fans in the last campaign of the UEFA Nations League, but have done the job correctly in the qualifiers for the EURO 2020, which is, by the way, canceled.
The German team is filled with young talent, and there are many new faces on the list. The leaders are Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, but the experience is gained from the veterans such as Emre Can and Toni Kroos. The first two will be the main weapon of this selection for the years to come, as they have an unreal potential.
Werner recently joined Chelsea, while Havertz might follow his footsteps. As for Kroos and Can, there is no need to speak about their abilities and quality.
Spain (+190) decided to take three experienced defenders for this game, Sergio Ramos, Sergi Busquets and Jesus Navas. It seems that their main problem is the defensive line and that Red Fury doesn’t have the players who can replace these guys at the moment.
A different story is for upfront, where they have several youngsters, and apart from that an addition in the form of Adama Traore from the Wolves. It will be interesting to see him in this new Spanish crew. He isn’t a typical player for this system, but that just might be his advantage.
Spain didn’t lose in 11 straight games, keeping clean sheets six times, and scoring twice or more on eight occasions. During that time, they defeated Sweden, Norway, Bosnia. Yet, the last two games away from home were draws in the first two countries from above.
Head to Head Matches
Germany has a better overall record against the Spaniards, with 9 wins, seven draws, and seven losses. However, in the last few games since the start of the century, they would wil just once, and that was the friendly international in 2014. Two years ago, they played 1-1. But before that, Spain won two big contests.
They would first, bet die Mannschaft in the finals of the 2008 EURO, and after that defeat them in the semis of the 2010 World. Cup.
Each time Germany plays at home, they are the favorites, regardless of the opponents. Still, we won’t be proposing their victory, or any full-time result, but instead goals.
We see that Spain knows to play low-scoring affairs in big games, and on top of it, the last four H2H events saw under 2.5 scores. We will go with 2 or 3 goals in this game, with the odds at +105.
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