Spain vs England
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 15th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
It is a battle of European heavy weights when England welcome Spain for the UEFA Nations League A Group 4 fixture this Monday.
The teams met in group’s opening game and Spain snatched a 2-1 win at Wembley Stadium, all three goals of the game falling inside the first 32 minutes.
Spain since went on to bag a huge 6-0 win over Croatia and move to the top of the group with 6 points.
The La Furia Roja were in action in a friendly match against Wales last week and their lethal touch was once again evident in the 4-1 thumping win.
Luis Enrique, who took over as Spain head-coach after the World Cup has now made a 100% winning start. The game against England this Monday will be his fourth in charge.
England drew Croatia 0-0 this Saturday and now fell 5 points behind their Monday’s host. The Lions had two clear cut chances in the match, but all in all they were poor than usual.
The Three Lions have only 1 point in their bag and will be out of the group leader race with anything less than a win at Sevilla.
Spain vs England: Head-to-head
- Spain have been the better team in recent h2h meetings and bagged
5 wins from 7 games, drew and lost 2 each.
- Their most recent two h2h fixtures saw both teams scoring, but all of the previous 7 saw only 1 team scoring.
- Spain won their last three home games against England without conceding a goal.
Spain vs England: Prediction
Spain got off to an excellent start to their life under Luis Enrique and come to the match on the back of three consecutive wins. Their goal scoring form is exceptional having netted 14 goals in the process. They are a side on confidence and will back themselves for another three points with the match being played at their home turf.
England however have struggled to find the back of the net despite being able to create a high number of scoring chances. The 0-0 draw against Croatia on Saturday leave them on 1 point.
Things are only going to get hard for Gareth Southgate and his boys as his team lost in all of the three visits to Spain.
With the brilliant form on their side, Luis Enrique’s men must wrap up this group with a solid win on Monday.
Spain vs England: Betting Tips
Spain to win at 1.65 (7/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10 (11/10).