World Cup 2022 Spain vs Germany, Tips & Predictions

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Spain vs Germany - World Cup 2022

The two heavyweight contenders in Group E face off when Spain and Germany meet in the second round of matches. The game will begin at 10pm local time (7pm UK Time) in the Al Bayt Stadium.

Spain got off to the perfect start in Group E by thrashing Costa Rica 7-0 in their opening match, while Germany suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Japan, and they will need a response in this clash.

Despite Germany’s opening game loss, the two sides look closely matched, which is reflected in the betting - Spain are the narrow favourites at 13/10 with Betzone.

Spain vs Germany Best Odds

Spain vs Germany Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: The overall record is very evenly matched, with Germany recording nine victories and Spain eight. There have also been eight draws.
  • Spain: When winning in 2010, it was the first time they had made it past the quarter-finals at the World Cup.
  • Germany: Before 2018, they had made it to at least the semi-finals in every tournament since 2002.
  • Player: Thomas Muller has an excellent goal-scoring record in World Cup finals and has 10 to his name. 

Spain vs Germany Betting Tips

Spain were impressive in their opening game, putting seven goals past Costa Rica, and they could prove to be of better value at the current odds.

SPAIN TO WIN - 13/10

Luis Enrique has made his side challenging to break down recently, and Germany do not have an out-and-out striker and squandered many chances against Japan. 

SPAIN TO WIN TO NIL - 7/2

Given Spain’s tight defence in recent matches, there looks unlikely to be a glut of goals in this game so a play on under 2.5 looks a wise bet.

UNDER 2.5 GOALS - 11/10

Spain vs Germany Analysis

SPAIN

Luis Enrique seems to be establishing himself as an international coach finally. Spain’s recent performances with a young squad in the Euros and Nations League suggested a strong tournament in Qatar and they could not have been any more impressive in their opening game.

Key Players: Alvaro Morata, Pedri, Gavi

Team News: Luis Enrique is likely to stick with the same starting 11 that overpowered Costa Rica.

Predicted Line-Up: Simon, Gaya, Torres, Guillamon, Carvajal, Busquets, Gavi, Pedri, Soler, Sarabia, Morata

GERMANY

Germany have a record at the World Cup that speaks for itself. However, they struggled in their last two international tournaments and got off to the worst possible start in this one when losing 2-1 to Japan. A response is needed against Spain if they are to have any hope of reaching the last 16.

Key Players: Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry

Team News: Hansi Flick has plenty of attacking talent at his disposal, but his side struggled against Japan to convert chances so he could make changes for this crucial match against Spain.

Predicted Line-Up: Neuer, Hoffman, Sule, Rudiger, Raum, Kimmich, Gundogan, Gnabry, Muller, Musiala, Haverz

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