Spain vs. Germany is undoubtedly a delight for all the soccer fans across the globe. The two teams with numerous superstars are playing against one another in the final round of the UEFA Nations League group stage. But that is not all. The stake is the knockout stage of this competition and a chance to reach yet another trophy. So far, we haven’t seen some spectacular performances from either side. Furthermore, the majority of them were pretty disappointing. Still, once you look at the respective rosters, all that is immediately forgotten, and that is why WagerBop.com decided to cover this event.
Spain (+130) is nowhere near the expected level of play. Luis Enrique’s crew recorded just one win in the previous five matches, posting three draws and a loss besides that.
All those five matches were against excellent teams, but still, this is something we aren’t accustomed to seeing when Spain plays. The fact that four of those events took place away from their soil could be a reasonable excuse, but again… we are always surprised when Spain fails to record a victory.
The Red Fury is everything but fury on the pitch, with their games being predominantly slow, dull, and without too much excitement. The previous six straight saw under 2.5 goals and four of them were with just one goal and with both teams not scoring.
Germany (+187) apparently didn’t recover from the shocking exit at the 2018 World Cup. They are still without a leader and are looking disorganized at certain points. It is why Joachim Low’s side struggles a lot against much weaker teams.
Die Mannschaft isn’t losing contests but often fails to win. In the last 10 games they played, four saw draws and all of them against a bit nastier opponents. Six wins were against Estonia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, while draws took place vs. Switzerland twice, Turkey, and Spain.
Interesting data is that Germany’s previous five road trips all saw a moderate efficiency, 2 or 3 goals. Timo Werner is not a target man, which isn’t suitable for this team. Chelsea’s striker is often outside the box, and many see that as a big minus. He does score goals, though.
Jose Gaya is not eligible for this game, and apart from his absence, one definite change will be Davide De Gea’s comebacks at the goal.
Antonio Rudiger is suspended, and Germany has lots of problems at the center-back position due to already missing Hummels and Boateng.
Head to Head Games
The first game in Germany ended with a draw, 1-1. When looking at the big picture, Spain and Germany played 24 matches, and Germany won nine, Spain seven, and the remaining eight saw a draw.
You could already sense that we won’t be focused on the full-time result. Goals are much safer from our standpoint, and in this case, the moderate efficiency. Two or three goals is the most likely range for Tuesday’s event, with both Spain and Germany playing a bit more conservative than they used to do in the past.
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