Spain World Cup: Fixtures, Squad, Group and Betting Odds

Spain World CupSpain were the 2010 World Cup winners but in 2014 were eliminated at the group stage. Qualifying from the group will not be an issue and bookies have them tipped as the favourites to be Group B Winners. Spain took 28 points from 30 during qualifying in the build up to Russia 2018. Only losing 2 points during qualifying should stand them in good stead for the rest of the tournament but they have been here before, in fact prior to Euro 2016 they were only beaten once and in the run up to major tournaments in 2014, 212, 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998 and 1996 they were unbeaten. So there success at qualifying might not mean anything.

World Cup Group

Spain were drawn in group B, and will play alongside Morccoa, Iran and Portugal for a place in the last 16.

Fixtures

RoundDateLocationHome TeamAway TeamGroupResultTV
115/06/2018 19:00Fisht Stadium, SochiPortugalSpainGroup BITV
220/06/2018 19:00Kazan ArenaIranSpainGroup BITV
325/06/2018 19:00Kaliningrad StadiumSpainMoroccoGroup BBBC
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World Cup Friendlies

Spain started their 2018 international warm up matches for the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Germany in March. They then followed that with a 6-1 win over Argentina, which shoud ave been a tough match but the result suggests otherwise. They will face Switzerland and Tunisia at the beginning of June.

23rd March – Germany (drew 1-1)
27th March – Argentina (won 6-1)
3rd June – Switzerland
9th June – Tunisia

Last Six Results

vs Argentina H (6-1)
vs Germany A (1-1)
vs Russia A (3-3)
vs Costa Rica H (5-0)
vs Israel A (1-0)
vs Albania H (3-0)

World Cup Record

Since 1930 they have a superb record when it comes to qualifying for the tournament, only failing to qualify on 4 occasions. They were title holders in 2010, but in 2014 were eliminated at the group stage. They have only been knocked out at the group stage on 3 occasions since 1978 (1978, 1998 and 2014). So they stand a good chance of making it to the last 16 or the quarter finals. They have never been knocked out at during the semi-finals.

Prediction

Whilst they are the bookies favourites to be group B winners they are unlikely to go on to be winners for a second time. They will probably do very well against Portugal during the group stage. In the last 16 they might meet the group A winner, but it is more likely that they will meet the group A runner up. We can’t see them being knocked out by Uruguay or Russia so will probably meet Argentina or Denmark in the quarter finals which could be a more difficult match. We predict that they will get knocked out at the semi-finals this time around.

Who is Spain’s The Key Player? Who Will Score the Most Goals for Spain

Spain’s main man is Sergio Busquest, he dictates the tempo and controls and passes quickly to give forwards freedom. The fowards Alvaro Morata, Diego Costa and Rodrigo will be up there as Spain’s top goal scorers. Morata was the joint top goal scorer during the qualification process, he is only 40/1 to be the world cup top goal scorer along with Costa. Aspas is 66/1.

Squad

Goalkeepers – Kepa Arrizabalaga, David De Gea, Pepe Reina
Defenders – Jordi Alba, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Alvaro Odriozola, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos
Midfielders – Marco Asensio, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Isco, Koke, Saul, David Silva, Thiago Alcantara
Forwards – Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, Lucas Vazquez

What are the Odds of Spain Being Group B Winners?

Spain the the bookies 1/2 favourites to be group B winners. (odds from bet365, correct 4th May 2018)

What are the Odds of Spain Winning the 2018 World Cup?

The are 6/1 to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with only Brazil, France and Germany ahead of them as favourites.

Are there Any Betting Offers for Spain during the World Cup?

Betting offers for Spain to be the Group B winner market, qualify and other great betting offers can be found over on our World Cup Betting Offers Page.

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