Spain vs Liechtenstein: Match Preview and Prediction

Spain vs Liechtenstein
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Monday; 5-September-2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal Reino, Leon.

Spain and Liechtenstein will kick-off their 2018 World Cup qualifying game at Estadio Reino de Leon on 5th of September.

Lopetegui will be in charge of his first competitive game as Spanish coach, as he is aiming for a positive start. The Spanish side were strong against Belgium in their warm up game on Thursday. A brace form David Silva in the 34th and 62nd minute was enough to sink the Belgium side in their own backyard. However, Spain will be looking for an automatic qualification as they aim to go back to top of World football.

Low rated Liechtenstein are among the underdogs in this campaign, they have little or no chance of qualifying. Having gone win-less in their last 21 qualifying games, they are always on the receiving end. Liechtenstein were thrashed on the road at Denmark on Thursday, as Denmark scored 5 goals without reply. They have a hard task at hand as they travel to play against a rebuilding Spanish side.

Spain vs Liechtenstein: Head to Head Statistics

  • Spain have enjoyed a clean record against the visitors, they won their past 6 meetings against Liechtenstein.
  • La Furia Roja have kept clean sheets in each of their games against Liechtenstein.
  • The Spaniards have scored 23 goals against Liechtenstein they have scored at least 2 goals in each of their past meetings.

Spain vs Liechtenstein: Prediction

Spain are favourites as they enter this game, they are expected to win comfortably at home. Spain are currently unbeaten at home in last 45 World Cup qualifiers, they have won 38 and drawn 7. Also they have won 3 of their last 5 games. Ad lost 2, they have also kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 5 game.

The visitors have been win-less in 10 games, they have drawn 2 and lost 8. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 games. Furthermore, they have failed to score in 8 of their last 10 games.

Spain vs Liechtenstein: Tips

Handicap Spain -3 at 4/6 (1.66)
Spain to score within first 20 minutes at 5/6 (1.83)