Spain v Germany Betting Tips & Predictions

After thrashing Costa Rica 7-0 on Wednesday, Spain are 7/5 favourites over Germany for their World Cup clash at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday night.

Germany suffered a stunning loss to Japan in their opening match, putting them in an incredibly difficult position in Group E. 

Hansi Flick’s team will be knocked out if they lose again and Japan avoid defeat against Costa Rica.  

The stakes are lower for Spain, who hammered Costa Rica in game one. 

Luis Enrique named a surprising XI, but La Roja emphatically got the job done with youthful midfield duo Pedri and Gavi pulling the strings.  

Both Teams To Score: Yes  

16/25 (Unibet)

Spain have a good defensive record with four clean sheets in their last five competitive matches. 

Germany lacked a cutting edge against Japan. Those two statements might not suggest both teams scoring is likely, but this is pretty much a knockout match for Germany.  

A draw doesn’t do much for the four-time world champions. 

Four points probably won’t be enough to progress, meaning they need to chase a victory here. That means a lot of space for Spain to exploit and while Germany were not clinical, they created plenty on Wednesday. 

Anytime Goalscorer: Serge Gnabry  

11/4 (Bet365) 

Serge Gnabry took six of Germany’s 26 shots in the loss to Japan. 

Of players to start nine or more Bundesliga matches, only five average more shots per match than Gnabry, and he is averaging a career-high 0.56 expected goals per 90 at club level this season. 

Gnabry has 20 goals in 37 caps, plus brings good form into the World Cup with four goals in his last two matches for Bayern. 

With Germany needing to commit men forward and push for a win, Gnabry is great value to get on the scoresheet.  

Anytime Goalscorer: Marco Asensio 

3/1 (Unibet) 

Marco Asensio only scored once in Spain’s demolition of Costa Rica, but playing in the middle of the front three, the Real Madrid man led the team with six shots. 

There is no reason for Enrique to change the side which won so convincingly, so Asensio should lead the line again. 

His international career hasn’t exactly been prolific, with just two goals in 32 caps, but Asensio has two in two Champions League starts in 2022-23 and netted 10 times in La Liga last term.  

All odds are subject to change

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