Spain hosts Greece at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in Granada in a match from Group B of the World Cup qualifiers in Europe. For both teams, this is going to be the first game in the qualifying campaign. Let’s preview it in our free football betting tips for today.
Alongside Sweden, Spain are the favorite for the first place in this group. La Roja are the World Cup champions from 2010, but they lack success since their European triumph in 2012. Now everyone in the country hopes that Luis Enrique will be capable of leading the national team towards success.
Once again, Luis Enrique called some experienced veterans alongside the young players. Players such as Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, and Koke will help youngsters like Bryan Gil, Pedri, and Dani Olmo settle in the team.
Pedri is one of the big revelations in Spanish football for the 2020/21 season. Just 18-years old, the midfielder established himself as a starter in Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona. Impressing with his technique and vision, Pedri is showing some spectacular confidence while playing as well. Many people are now comparing him with legends of Andres Iniesta’s caliber because there are some similarities in the way they both play.
At the same time, Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno is the highest-scoring Spanish player in La Liga at this moment. So far, Moreno has scored 16 goals in La Liga, which makes him the deadliest Spanish striker in the league. The manager Luis Enrique will have to choose between him, Juventus’ Alvaro Morata, and Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal for leading the attack against Greece on Thursday. Other exciting options for Enrique are Manchester City’s Ferran Torres and RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo, who could be put upfront, too.
In their previous game, Spain managed to impress the whole world with their performance. La Roja faced Germany in a match from the Nations League and crushed the Mannschaft with a terrific 6-0 win in Sevilla. Ferran Torres shined with a hattrick for the hosts, while Alvaro Morata, Rodri, and Mikel Oyarzabal scored as well. It was indeed one of Spain’s most impressive performances in the last few years. It’d be curious to see if Ferran Torres would get the starting place again because of these three goals scored against Germany. He’s not really a starter at Manchester City, but he indeed got some high potential.
Greece are perfectly aware they are the underdogs in this game. The former European champions are managed by the Dutch coach John van’t Schip, who arrived in the country in the summer of 2019. The Greek team is unbeaten in its last five matches, which gives them some confidence before the tough trip to Granada.
In their last game, Greece hosted Slovenia at home in the Nations League but only got a point after a 0-0 draw in Athens. Van’t Schip’s 4-2-3-1 formation didn’t lead to the results the fans expected, and the Greek team was unable to score an opening goal.
These are our free football betting tips for today for the World Cup qualifying game between Spain and Greece on Thursday. Is this going to be another easy win for La Roja? Let’s see.