England v Spain - UEFA Nations League
By DAVE ANDERSON, 08/09/2018.
The Premier League takes a break this weekend with most football fans attention turning to England's UEFA Nations League match against Spain at Wembley on Saturday evening.
England v Spain: Best Odds
Check out the best odds that bookmakers offer for a England win (H), a win for Spain (A), or a draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to compare more bookmakers odds.
NB: Bookmakers best odds for England v Spain correct at the time this match preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 06:09 on 08/09/2018.
England v Spain: Betting Offers
As well as bookmakers best odds, we've also listed the betting offers and price boosts that they're offering for this UEFA Nations League match between England and Spain.
England v Spain will be broadcast live on SkySports at 7.45pm on Saturday September 8th.
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England v Spain: Preview
England host Spain in their opening fixture of the UEFA Nations League on Saturday, and while it's set to be a close match, online bookmakers offer Spain as the favourites to win.
The Spaniards may have won 4 of the last 6 matches between these 2 teams, however England were more successful at the World Cup, and Southgate’s men won’t make it easy for Spain.
Saturday’s match is the first Group 4 fixture of the newly formed UEFA Nations League, which includes 55 teams split across 4 Leagues, all hoping to take the Nations League title in 2019.
The leagues are based on UEFA rankings, and after a sterling performance in Russia, England have been drawn in League A Group 4 alongside Spain and Croatia.
It’s not the easiest of draws, however England are more than capable of progressing through this group, if they continue to show the form that we've seen of late.
In the lead up to England v Spain, we've taken a look at which bookmakers offer the best odds, both team’s form, player injuries and the betting offers you can take advantage of.
After an impressive World Cup, which saw England reach their first semi-final since 1996, Gareth Southgate’s men return to action on Saturday night to face Spain before they take on Switzerland in a friendly the following week.
Even though they have played extremely well lately, bookmakers offer them as the slight underdogs coming into England v Spain, and they’ll have to work hard to win the match.
England are more than capable of beating them, but they’ve only secured 1 win out of the last 6 matches against Spain, and have only won 1 of their last 5 matches against all teams.
The English squad boasts some fantastic players with great strength up front, that may just give England the edge, especially if they can create opportunities for the talented strikers.
Gareth Southgate has made a few changes but in general has stuck with a similar line-up that performed so well for him at the World Cup in Russia.
Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill announced their international retirement and Raheem Sterling pulled out due to injury, while Phil Jones could miss out after he was injured against Spurs.
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Alex McCarthy, Jordan Pickford, Marcus Bettinelli. Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, Luke Shaw, John Stones, James Tarkowski, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker. Midfielders: Dele Alli, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson,Jesse Lingard, Rubem Loftus-Cheek, Dominic Solanke. Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck
Spain had a very disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign, that saw them exit the competition at the Round of 16 stage after losing to Russia 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1.
After a few changes in management, the Spaniards come into the UEFA Nations League match against England under the guidance of new coach Luis Enrique.
Enrique had a great run managing Barcelona between 2014 and 2017, and will be keen to make a strong impression in their opening match against England in UEFA's new competition.
Enrique hasn’t made any drastic changes to the Spanish squad, although Jordi Alba has been dropped from the line up and Diego Costa has withdrawn due to injury.
Koke will also miss the England v Spain match, while Chelsea duo Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso are back in the squad and should feature given their club form.
Although they didn’t perform that wel in Russia, the Spanish side haven’t lost any of their last 6 fixtures, bagging 2 wins and 4 draws and will surely be a tough team for England beat.
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pau Lopez. Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Diego Llorente, Inigo Martinez, Jose Gaya, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Raul Albiol. Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Rodrigo, Saul Niguez, Dani Ceballos, Thiago Alcantara. Forwards: Isco, Marco Asensio, Rodrigo Moreno, Alvaro Morata, Suso, Iago Aspas
England v Spain: Stats
England and Spain have encountered each other a total of 25 times throughout history with England having the better record with 13 wins, compared to 9 victories for Spain.
The last competitive fixture between these two sides occurred on the 22nd of June in 1996 when Terry Venables' side met Spain in the European Championships at Wembley Stadium.
The match ended 0-0 after extra-time with England going through 4-2 on penalties.
The 6 most recent matches involving these two teams have all been international friendlies and have ended with 1 win for England, 4 wins for Spain and 1 of the encounters ending in a draw.
The last England v Spain match that was played at home at Wembley Stadium took place on the 15th of November in 2016 with the match ending in a 2 all draw.
An early penalty by Adam Lallana and then a further goal by Jamie Vardy was cancelled out by two quick goals from Iago Aspas and Isco in the last few minutes of the game.
The biggest win that England have ever had over Spain took place a long time ago when they won 7-1 at Wembley Stadium in an International friendly back in 1931.
The highest score that Spain have ever beaten England occurred 2 years earlier when they won 4-3 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on the 15th of May in 1929.
Looking at the last 5 matches that England have played, they've won 1, drawn 1, and lost 3 scoring a total of 4 goals (0.8 goals per game) and conceding a total of 6 goals.
L L W D L
Spain's record over their last 5 games is won 2, drawn 3 and lost 0. They've scored twice as many as England, 8 in total (1.6 goals per game) but conceded an equal number of times (6).
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