England v Spain Betting Tips
Something new is just around the corner in European football.
UEFA, to their credit, have realised that fans are starting to turn away from international football so in attempt to turn up the entertainment value they decided to introduce the UEFA Nations League.
At first glance, the setup of the Nations League does look a little complicated but once you take a couple of minutes to look at the ins and outs it all becomes much clearer.
The upshot is that the national teams have been seeded, placed in four leagues and then split into four smaller groups. Teams from League A can win the whole competition while there is promotion and relegation on between the four leagues.
It also provides a potential route to qualifying for the European Championships so this really is competitive football as England will find out when they host Spain on Saturday night in London.
Momentum will Only Take England so Far
England upset the odds and delighted their fans by making it through to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Gareth Southgate and his players were hailed as heroes by many back home but there is no time to bask in the glow of their performances in Russia.
England could find it hard to avoid relegation into League B as they’ve been pitted against Spain and Croatia in their group. To have any chance of winning the group, England will have to make the most of their home form starting with the visit of Spain to Wembley Stadium.
That’s easier said than done as Spain look to rebuild under Luis Enrique.
This is Enrique’s first job in international management but Spain fans are hopeful he can get the national team playing with the same sort of attacking verve as his Barcelona side did.
Spain will no longer be as slow on the ball as they were during the World Cup which is a worry to every other European side.
We think that Spain pose a major threat to England and that they’ll create several chances. However, England have quality attacking players of their own and are very strong from set-pieces.
That leads us to a few bets.
If you’re comfortable taking a bigger risk with your England v Spain bets, we’re tempted by the odds of $15 that Palmerbet are quoting on the 2-2 correct score. Not only do we believe that both teams have goals in them but they’ve shared the most recent three head to head meetings with a win and a draw each so that does look like a very big price.
Rashford Can Take His Chance After Moment of Madness
Gareth Southgate has been speaking about the importance of young English players being given a chance to play in the Premier League. He is worried that the lack of opportunity will stifle the development of the country’s best up and coming talent by removing the chances they have to grow as footballers.
Marcus Rashford has had more Premier League football than most English 20-year-olds. However, his sending off for violent conduct against Burnley last weekend shows that he still has plenty of maturing to do.
Southgate knows that young players will make those sort of mistakes and could make a bold statement of support for Rashford by playing him against Spain. The Man Utd striker has the necessary quality to take his opportunity so could be worth backing to score anytime at $3.60 with bet365.
England v Spain Top Betting Tips
The draw at $3.20 with bookmaker.com.au
Both teams to score at $1.92 with Madbookie
2-2 correct score at $15 with Palmerbet
Marcus Rashford to score anytime at $3.60 with bet365