In a week of massive Euro 2016 play-offs is anybody really bothered that England are in action on Friday night? I thought not so much but apparently they are, and it’s a high profile one against European champs Spain in Alicante.
International friendlies are really hard to have a very strong view on and this one is just impossible really to have a serious bet on.
Both of these sides are expected to field weakened teams; key players are being rested with some huge domestic and European matches coming up for their clubs.
The Three Lions did end a perfect Euro 2016 qualification campaign with 10 wins from 10 matches, but they faced nobody of any quality. Finally, despite this being an under strength Spanish side, they are up against some decent opposition which usually means one thing: an England defeat.
Spain are 8/11 for the win with BetBright and that just is crying out to be backed.
The hosts have lost just once on home soil since 2006 and that was almost a year ago to the day against world champions Germany. I can’t see Vicente Del Bosque’s squad having too many sleepless nights thinking about going up against England’s second string of Jonjo Shelvey and Jamie Vardy.
The Three Lions might tempt some patriotic punters in at the 4/1 with BetBright which will continue their fine recent run of four successive wins but this is a tough ask against a team that are just better in every single department.
This Spain side don’t play with the same flair and panache of the team that were crowned both World and European kings, but they are still one of the best international sides around. In recent matches they’ve stopped the tika-taka football and have showed a different side with some hard, battling wins.
Under 2.5 goals has been a winner in three of the last four Spanish friendlies and I can’t see many goals in this one either. At 3/5 with BetBright that looks a decent bet; if you are one of those sad and probably skint individuals that can’t bring themselves to back against England…..Grow up and move out of your parent’s house.
If you can, then you are probably rich and you will get richer by taking the 41/10 on a 1-0 home success with BetBright.
It’s very hard to second guess who will start for the both sides in this one.
I’m expecting the in-form, but untried and out of their depth duo of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy to lead the England line; for the Spanish I’m expecting a lot of the English-based players to be given an opportunity against their club team-mates.
Juan Mata is in good goalscoring form and at the 13/2 with BetBright the Man United midfielder looks the best bet to open the goalscoring.
Spain To Win @ 8/11
Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/5
Correct Score Spain 1-0 @ 41/10
Juan Mata First Goalscorer @ 13/2
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