Competition: International Friendly
Market: Spain and England to draw
Odds: 8/11 @ Betfair
Spain lock horns with England in a friendly in Alicante, which will somewhat serve as a chance for both managers to test out some fringe players, while getting an indication of how the side are performing in the lead up to next summer’s European Championships. Spain are favourites to win at the Estadio José Rico Pérez, but England have been outstanding since the 2014 World Cup and shouldn’t be underestimated.
Spain shone in their Euro 2016 Qualifiers to in nine of their 10 games played, conceding just three goals. The European Champions look back to their best, and are sure to give England problems in their own backyard. Their only defeat in the campaign came in their first away game in Group C, and they have been winning games ever since. Spain boast an incredibly strong squad even if they have a couple of absentees, and England will need to be wary with reports suggesting the visitors ill have a weakened eleven.
England were unbeaten in their qualifying campaign, and finished top of the pack with a 100% record. Roy Hodgson’s side only conceded three goals from their 10 outings, and averaged an impressive three goals scored per game in response. The Three Lions certainly won’t be phased by Spain, but they will respect the opposition. England have a number of players out of action for Friday’s clash, but still have a strong squad capable of getting a result. With this week’s meeting being a friendly, the tempo will be a lot slower, and the two sides might settle for a tame draw.
Bet: Spain and England to draw tonight’s international friendly @ 8/11 with Betfair >>
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