By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 15th October 2018
England will face a potent Spanish side this Monday at the Benito Villamarin. The Three Lions will have a point to prove with a tough task on hand in keeping the Spaniards quiet on home turf.
Spain vs England: Odds and Predictions
Ernesto Valverde’s side are tipped as 3/4 favourites in our Spain vs England predictions, while the Three Lions picked as 19/5 underdogs, with a potential draw projected at 13/5 in our betting tips.
England come into this match having limped to a dull 0-0 stalemate against Croatia on Friday night. The Spaniards meanwhile were impressive in their 4-1 dismantling of Scotland.
Perhaps not as potent as Spain’s attack, England still possess valid attacking options to cause the Sergio-Ramos-led defence some disarray.
Key to a potential upset will be Marcus Rashford. The 20-year-old has netted two goals in his previous four international fixtures he has played in.
Rashford’s striking ability, evident in England’s World Cup campaign, will surely be a factor in Monday’s clash, and if given the time and space, he will finish his chances.s
He may not be the most prolific striker on the pitch, but odds wagering at 9/1 have persuaded our traders to push him to the front of the pack.
Yet, Spain have been ruthless on the international scene in recent performances. They decimated Wales in Thursday’s 4-1 defeat over Aaron Ramsey and co, despite facing an underwhelming Welsh side.
La Furia Roja have been especially scintillating on the attack, with players like Rodrigo Moreno and Isco leading the charge. Yet it’s a Premier League striker that our Spain vs England predictions are forecasting to score first: Alvaro Morata.
The Chelsea forward has already bagged a brace in his opening four appearances this season. The threat Morata provides on the counter, especially with his link-up play with the likes of David Silva could undo the English defence.
Currently priced at 9/2 to score first, there is every chance that this could be the best bet of the game, but scroll down and peruse our match betting tips and you might find something more to your taste.
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Spain vs England match tips: score, best bet, total match goals
Predicted score: Spain to win 2-1, trading @ 15/2
With England’s poor form against the Spaniards in recent years, the first of our Spain vs England predictions are tipping in the favour of the home side.
Albeit by a narrow margin of two goals to one, Spain’s star-studded defence are our pick to do the job over the Three Lions.
Ramos, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Dani Carvajal; all defenders playing for Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid that struggled against inferior teams in the World Cup.
Yet, while England aren’t pushovers, Valverde’s men should have enough firepower to clinch a victory at the Benito Villamarin.
With odds stacked at 15/2 in our betting tips, things aren’t looking too promising for the England players.
Best bet: Total goals scored: Four, picked @ 5/1
A slightly contradictory wager follows our previous match tip, but our tipsters want to cover all bases for this Monday’s clash in our Spain vs England predictions.
Scenario two could see four match goals being scored, with the odds suggesting that a 2-2 draw would be a safer bet to punt on than England clinching a 3-1 win on the road.
Southgate’s defensive set-up of Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson could be key in snuffing out the Spanish threat high up the pitch, with defence being turned into a counterattack.
If efficiently implemented, this could lead to England snatching a hard-fought point on the break.
While this may be a risky bet, fortune favours the brave, and England would be satisfied with a 2-2 draw on a tough ground.
Predicted scorer: Paco Alcacer to score first, with odds @ 9/2
If there is anyone we’re certain will score for Spain based on pre-match form then it’s Paco Alcacer. The Borussia Dortmund striker has already scored six goals in three games, averaging a brace every ninety minutes.
Alcacer has impressed in all of his performances, but his hat-trick against Ausberg in domestic colours stood out the most for our traders, making him the most likely to score in our Spain vs England predictions.
Not only has the 25-year-old caught attention offensively, but also showcased a willingness to track back for the team, which could cause the English midfield some problems.
Our Spain vs England betting tips see Alcacer in the thick of the action, and maybe the key to England’s downfall.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.