Spain vs Germany – Tense encounter expected in critical Group A4 tie
2020-21 UEFA Nations League, Group A4 preview: Spain vs Germany – Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla – Tuesday, 17 November 2020 – 19:45 BST – Matchday 6 of 6
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Luis Enrique's La Rojas will be regretting their 0-1 loss away in Ukraine in October and a 1-1 draw with Switzerland a few days back after a brilliant start to their Group A4 round of games that saw them winning their first two fixtures.
Spain's sojourn to Switzerland was made tougher by two penalty misses by their very experienced skipper Sergio Ramos but a late equalizer by Gerard Moreno saved the day for the visitors to Basel. La Rojas are thus one point behind their forthcoming rivals Germany and it's imperative for them to win if they are to progress to the final stage.
Joachim Low's Germany have been on a momentum after drawing their first two outings in the A4 cluster. A 1-2 win away in Ukraine was followed by a 3-3 draw against the Swiss and an emphatic home victory of 3-1 over the Ukrainians once again, hoisting them the top spot of the Group.
All Die Mannschaft needs at Seville against Spain is a draw to make it to the final four. The German's who are unbeaten in 12 games and have only lost once in the previous 19 outings will be without players like Julian Draxler, Joshua Kimmich and Emre Can.
But the defensive and midfield space will still have individuals like Matthias Ginter, Leon Goretzka and Philipp Max. The attacking ranks look formidable with the likes of Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sane, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner peppering it.
Spain will look to thwart a potent German attack with the likes of the experienced Ramos, the very impressive young Man City defender Eric García and the creative Sergio Reguilon minding things at the back.
With Barcelona prodigy Ansu Fati out for quite some time on a long-term injury, the attack will be in the hands of Juventus's Alvaro Morata, Moreno, Leipzig's Dani Olmo, Real Sociedad's Míkel Oyarzabal and Man City's Ferran Torres. The speedy and powerful Wolves winger Adama Traore could be introduced at some point of the game if not asked to start.
Spain vs Germany Verdict & Predictions
Given the strengths of both the sides and Spain's dire need to stay alive in the tournament, a 1-1 draw seems a very likely outcome which should suit the visitors to Sevilla just fine. The odds are on Werner to get a goal for the Germans.
Since their 0-1 semi-final loss to Spain in the 2020 South Africa World Cup, the Germans have emerged undefeated from their following three outings with La Rojas, winning in one and drawing two.
Spain vs Germany Bookmaker odds
Please note: Bet365 odds quoted are subject to change and were correct as of 16/11/2020.
- Spain to win: 6/4
- Germany to win: 17/10
- Draw: 12/5
Both Teams to Score
- Yes: 4/6
- No: 11/10
Correct Score odds
Bet365 odds quoted are subject to change and were correct as of 16/11/2020.
- Draw 1-1: 11/2 at Bet365 (predicted score line)
- Spain 1-0: 8/1
- Germany 1-0: 17/2
- Spain 2-1: 9/1
- Germany 2-1: 9/1
- Draw 2-2: 12/1
- Draw 0-0: 10/1
- Spain 2-0: 12/1
- Germany 2-0: 12/1
- Spain 3-1: 20/1
- Germany 3-1: 20/1
- Alvaro Morata: 7/4
- Timo Werner: 9/5 at Bet365 (predicted scorer)
- Gerard Moreno: 9/5
- Serge Gnabry: 21/10 at Bet365 (recommended)
- Leroy Sane: 16/5
- Sergio Ramos: 4/1