Spain - Overview & Facts
After three consecutive major tournaments without winning a knockout game, at EURO 2020/2021 Spain has an excellent opportunity to remind the football world of its high-class football. The team will be led at the upcoming championship by Luis Enrique, who is back as a head manager after his personal drama and the loss of his daughter. We admit that not everyone can come back to normal life, and step up again to lead a team after such a tragedy, so we want to take this moment to give Enrique the deepest of condolences, but also the highest of respects.
Enrique's assistant, Alberto Moreno, led the team during the qualifications where Spain won the group after eight wins, and two draws (one of which was against Sweden). The Spaniards scored 31 goals (on average 3.1 goals per game) and conceded only five goals (0.5 per game), which showcases their striking capabilities and strong defense.
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La Furia Roja loves to own the ball (average ball possession in the last 11 games is over 67%) which indeed makes it hard for their rivals to score a goal. Experts’ opinion is that the Spanish team is on the right path of being amongst the best in the world again. Although, the current squad is still not as good as the old golden generation paced by players such as Iniesta & Xavi, who won both the World and European Cup. Then again, that kind of national level excellence is rare to come by.
Players such as Busquets, Sergio Ramos, Cazorla, and Alcantara possess enough experience at huge competitions to make EURO 2020/2021 a remarkable tournament for Spain. The squad's home comfort is definitely something powerful and will be used by Spain. The bookmakers have decreased the odds for La Furia Roja to win EURO 2020/2021, which were at 9.00+ but have fallen to 7.50-8.00.
UPDATE: The latest results by Spain continue to show that the skill is great in their beloved national team, but more that the form curve is going the right way. These are their results in 2021:
- Spain 1-1 Greece (WC qualifier)
- Georgia 1-2 Spain (WC qualifier)
- Spain 3-1 Kosovo (WC qualifier)
- Spain 0-0 Portugal
- Spain 4-0 Lithuania
A small misstep in the opener of the World Cup qualification hit Spain with 1-1 against Greece, but since then the team has handled business well. Solid wins against Georgia, Kosovo and Lithuania is complemented by a strong 0-0 draw against Portugal. There is no doubt Spain are aiming for the top spots in EURO 2020/2021, and for our money they are seemingly hitting their best form just in time.
During the EURO 2020/2021 qualification Spain scored 31 times - on average 3.1 goals per game and conceded only five goals - on average 0.5 per game
Sweden - Overview & Facts
Spain's strongest rival at the qualifications - the team of Sweden, is again on the way of Furia Roja’s path. The Swedish squad won six games, drew three times, and lost only once Spain during the the qualification campaign. Sweden’s coach, Janne Andersson, continuously improves the squad’s characteristic, and in EURO 2020/2021 the team has great ambitions to beat its successful performance of the 2018 World Cup, where they reached a quarter-final. Although they are not the favourites against Spain, with Ibrahimovic being back in team we trust they have a chance of at least drawing this game. They have a very good shots per goal ratio of 10.8 goals which is quite promising.
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The Swedish team doesn't have many famous players, however, it has a great core that can play an important role in the tournament. The team performs really well, and will be a tough opponent to Spain without a doubt. The bookmakers' odds of 8.00 and above for Sweden to win are great to consider before the tournament has even started. We have seen surprises before, and in our book this would not even be a massive one.
UPDATE: The Swedish team has played just as one would expect as of late, and these are their results in 2021:
- Sweden 1-0 Georgia (WC qualifier)
- Kosovo 0-3 Sweden (WC qualifier)
- Sweden 1-0 Estonia
- Sweden 2-0 Finland
- Sweden 3-1 Armenia
Five straight wins for Janne Andersson and his men is the result of hard-working players with the system as their priority. Sweden has only allowed one goal in five matches, and while the competition will take several steps up in EURO 2020/2021, that is a great sign. Will it be enough against Spain? That's a big ask, but with a super solid defence a point could definitely be secured. The bad news is that the Swedish team has been hit with a couple of Covid-19 cases, out one which is the important Kulusevski. Remains to be seen if more issues arise from this...