England vs Spain
International Friendly Match
Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2016.
Kick Off at 20:00 UK Time
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.
England v Spain might be friendly but when we get the chance to witness these two nations, one good for defence and the other for attack and keeping possession of the ball we usually know we will be in for a treat.
England is plain sailing to Russia 2018 with interim coach Gareth Southgate who may just get the full time job any time soon.
It seems that the end of the great Spanish era isn’t quite happening as the national side has gone unbeaten since their Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Italy. Since then they have beaten Belgium, Albania, Liechtenstein and Macedonia.
Spain are on top of a super tight group for qualification for Russia 2018 but will be relaxed enough now with no more games until next March.
England vs Spain: Head to Head Stats
The last five fixtures have all finished either 1-0 or 2-0 to the winning team. The last time England played Spain at Wembley, the English won 1-0. However Spain has won 4 out of the last five matches against England. Overall England have a great record at home to Spain, but then again the Spanish national team has changed so much in the last decade that it is almost irrelevant.
England vs Spain: Prediction
England will keep it tight and try to frustrate their opponents. Spain will have more of the possession and this game will be cat and mouse. We shouldn’t feel we will see many goals. Southgate doesn’t want to lose this game, this is about making a statement and thus this will be a very close game, with few clear cut chances.
England vs Spain: Betting Tips
Correct score at half time 0-0 at 7/4 (2.75)
Under 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70).