Spain arrive in Russia as one of the favourites to lift the trophy in July and there won’t be many who bet against them going all the way for the second time in three tournaments. The 2010 World Champions still have one of the strongest squads at this level, packed full of world class talent so it isn’t a surprise to see many tip them to succeed. Julen Lopetgui’s side are currently ranked sixth in the current FIFA world rankings which shows just what an elite nation they are, along with their breeze through the qualification stages.Spain dropped points on just one occasion to rack up a very impressive 28 points on their way to topping Group G ahead of Italy to guarantee their place in Russia this summer.
They conceded just three goals in their ten games, although some of their opponents weren’t the best footballing nations. Here at the finals though they’ll face a huge step up in class but they proved in South Africa back in 2010 that they can raise their game to unparalleled heights and their fans will be hoping for more of the same this year.When it comes to betting on Spain in the World Cup they are very fancied by the bookmakers.
They’re currently available at 6/1, the fourth favourites to lift the trophy behind Germany, Brazil and France. Spain come into the 2018 World Cup with a bit of a point to prove after dismal showing in 2014, where they were eliminated during the group stage. They finished behind the Netherlands and Chile after winning just one game and another display of that ilk would be disastrous, but quite frankly we can’t see that happening with them in a very winnable group alongside Portugal, Morocco and Iran.