England v Spain Betting Preview – 15/11/16
England v Spain Betting Preview – 15/11/16
In our England v Spain betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.
On Tuesday evening this week in an International Friendly we see Julen Lopetegui take his Spain side on the trip to Wembley Stadium to face Gareth Southgate’s England. This one will be a close match and we think there will be goals.
The home side England head into the visit of Spain on the back of a busy few days which sees them play their second match in the space of the last four days. This will be a good opportunity to give some fringe players a run out and for Southgate to try a few new things in order to figure out what his best options are in between the World Cup Qualifiers. They were put into a group with Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Scotland and Malta and are the clear favourites. As expected they currently find themselves sat in top spot in the table unbeaten from their four fixtures, winning 3 and drawing 1. Their opening fixture was Sam Allardyce’s one and only game in charge when they travelled to Antona Malatinského in Trnava to face Ján Kozák’s Slovakia. The only goal of the game came in the 95th minute when Adam Lallana snatched a dramatic late winner for England. Their second match was an underwhelming 2-0 victory over Malta at Wembley with Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli getting on the scoresheet. In the third game they travelled to Sportni Park Stozice in Ljubliana to face Srečko Katanec’s Slovenia. Neither side could break the deadlock as England had to settle for a goalless draw. It would not be a surprise to see players such as Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Jack Wilshere, Tom Heaton and Theo Walcott start for England on Tuesday as none of them started the last match.
Their most recent game was on Friday evening when they welcomed their old rivals, Gordon Strachan’s Scotland to Wembley in their fourth group stage tie. England made no mistake with this one and came away with a fairly comfortable 3-0 victory. Scotland did have a couple of chances, probably more so than Southgate will have wanted but they couldn’t beat Joe Hart in the England goal. All goals were scored from headers, with the hosts scoring with their only 3 shots on target. Daniel Sturridge put England ahead after 23 minutes after a Kyle Walker cross and Adam Lallana doubled their lead 5 minutes into the second half when he met Danny Rose’s cross. The game was all but over just 11 minutes later when Gary Cahill climbed highest to head home a Wayne Rooney corner.
The away side Spain go into the trip to England also on the back of a busy few days which sees them play their second game in the space of the last three days. Spain will be looking forward to giving some new faces a run out in this friendly meeting. In the World Cup Qualifiers they were placed into a group along with Italy, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein. They currently find themselves sat top of their group unbeaten in their three matches, winning 2 and drawing 1, and are level on points with Italy. Their opening match saw them stamp their authority on the group when they thumped Liechtenstein 8-0 at Estadio Municipal Reino de León. Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all got two goals a piece, with Sergi Roberto and Vitolo getting the others. In the second match they travelled to the Juventus Stadium in Turin to face Giampiero Ventura’s Italy. Spain thought they’d won it when Vitolo put them ahead in the 55th minute but Italy were awarded a penalty in the 82nd minute which saw Daniele De Rossi snatch a point for the hosts.
Their most recent match in the group saw them travel to Loro Borici Stadium to face Gianni De Biasi’s Albania who had won both of their fixtures in the lead up to this one. Second half goals from Diego Costa and Nolito gave them a regulation 2-0 victory and kept them in top spot of the group. They play their fourth qualifier on Saturday evening when they host Macedonia who have lost all three of their games.
Both teams to score (Best Priced on WilliamHill at 10/11) – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals (Best Priced on Coral at 23/20) – BET HERE
Second half highest scoring half (Best Priced on Betway at 23/20) – BET HERE
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Watch the highlights from England’s 3-0 win over Scotland here: