England and Spain start their UEFA Nations League campaign on Saturday night as they go head-to-head at Wembley. In a group which also includes Croatia, this looks set to be a close game with bookmakers struggling to separate the two.
Where and when: Wembley, London – 8 September, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see England vs. Spain: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: These two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Wembley in November 2016. Adam Lallana and Jamie Vardy had apparently put the Three Lions in control but two last-minute goals from Iago Aspas and Isco rescued a draw for La Roja.
|Harry Kane anytime scorer||11/8||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||11/17||Offer|
England vs. Spain Predictions and Preview
Group A4 of the UEFA Nations League begins on Saturday night with England hosting Spain at Wembley (Croatia are the other side in the group).
England will have been much the happier of the two teams following this summer’s World Cup in Russia, with Gareth Southgate’s side reaching the tournament semi-finals and Spain crashing out at the last 16 stage.
La Roja were thrown into chaos with Fernando Hierro replacing Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament but just one victory in four games represented a massive underachievement – Luis Enrique is the new man at the helm.
Unusually, the bookmakers cannot separate these two sides with both teams priced at 8/5 to win the game while the draw is available at 2/1.
This could be a cagey affair with neither side likely to take the impetus, with little to separate the sides. Under 2.5 goals is available at 11/17 while fewer than 1.5 goals is at 2/1.
However, despite England games tending to be low scoring, over 2.5 goals is priced at 6/5, which does not appear to offer strong value.
A ‘double chance’ on Spain to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/9 while an England win/draw outcome is at 4/9.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 15/4.
One to watch for England: Harry Kane won the summer’s Golden Boot at the World Cup and has 19 goals in just 30 England international caps. He is priced at 11/8 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Spain: Iago Aspas is a late call-up following an injury to Diego Costa but he has six goals in 13 caps and scored on his international debut against England, at Wembley, in November 2016. He is available at 3/1 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: England have conceded just three goals in eight home games since their 2-2 draw with Spain two years ago. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 15/2.