Spain aims to build on a superb 7-0 win over Costa Rica, but this match against Germany will be anything but a walk in the park. Visit our sportsbook to get the best World Cup markets and bonuses.
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Over 2½ and Both Teams To Score – Yes (-105)
Germany finds themselves in real danger in this group. Spain’s seven-goal victory against Costa Rica compounded Germany’s problems on Wednesday as goal difference is the main tiebreaker in this World Cup and there is a scenario where even two wins won’t see them qualify in the knockout stages. A draw would be almost as bad as a defeat here and Germany really needs to win this clash.
Spain manager Luis Enrique made all five of his allowed changes with more than 20 minutes left to play, resting half of his outfield starters perhaps with this important clash in mind. Leroy Sane was the only member of Hansi Flick’s squad that didn’t make the bench against Japan while he nursed a knee injury. The Bayern Munich superstar man has been limited to individual training and his involvement this weekend is mired in uncertainty.
Some of Spain’s best results under Enrique have come against teams that try to take the game to them, giving them the chance to demonstrate the quality of their pressing as well as their passing. Germany will allow the ball to Spain and penetrate the spaces behind Spain’s attacking approach. Spain have enough talent to trouble their opponents and score at least two of their own, but Germany’s attacking firepower will once again deliver on Sunday.
At least three goals have been scored in three of Spain’s last four outings, as well as in three of Germany’s last five fixtures, adding further weight to our soccer prediction.
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Total 1st Half Goals Over ½ (-145)
This is a banker for us, a two-unit bet. We don’t see it losing. Germany can’t afford to let the first half finish without scoring and Spain are clinical in the final third. We expect at least one goal in the first half and the line is set at ½ with the over being priced at -145 according to the latest soccer odds.
Remember that you also have the chance to bet online on this match, and in case you find great odds, you should also risk half-unit on over 1½ goals in the first half. Let’s not forget Germany’s defensive vulnerability, which the red-hot Spaniards could easily exploit to the max on Sunday.
Team To Score First – Germany (+120)
Flick’s decision to replace Thomas Muller and, particularly, Ilkay Gundogan in the 67th minute appeared to spectacularly backfire with Germany losing control against Japan, but for the majority of the match, they were the superior side. That was the first time they’d lost a World Cup match after leading at halftime since 1978.
Germany will enter this match all guns blazing and will risk everything against Spain. This is a dangerous bet but with plenty of value. Flick’s troops always start well, trying to dominate their opponent, create chances early in the game, and score first. They have plenty of attacking prowess to hurt their European counterparts.