Spain have plenty of work to do in World Cup qualification, but La Roja should have a relatively straightforward task against Kosovo on Wednesday. The Dardanians are ranked 115th in the world and ought to pose few problems to the Euro 2020 semi-finalists.
Where and when: Fadil Vokrri Stadium – 8 September, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Kosovo vs. Spain: Sky Sports
Last time: Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres and Gerard Moreno were all on target as Spain beat Kosovo 3-1 in the reverse fixture in Seville at the end of March.
Kosovo v Spain Predictions and Preview
On the face of it, this should be an easy three points for Spain. La Roja possess far more quality than Kosovo and eased to a two-goal victory over the Dardanians when the countries collided earlier in this World Cup qualification campaign.
However, the Spanish have been far from their best so far in Group B. Luis Enrique’s side only won two of their opening four matches in the section, losing to Sweden on Thursday night to relinquish top spot in the group, having played a game more than their Swedish conquerers.
Make no mistake, the remainder of this campaign is going to be a test for what is a relatively young and inexperienced Spanish side. There’s experience in the heart of the team in the form of Sergio Busquets, but he was one of those at fault for Sweden’s quick-fire equaliser the other night and there isn’t much by way of international nous around him.
Despite that, the Spaniards still reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020, where they only lost on penalties to eventual winners Italy. There are some highly talented youngsters in La Roja’s squad though, including the likes of Ferran Torres, while Carlos Soler capped his debut with the opening goal against the Swedes.
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The visitors are the clear favourites for the win in this Kosovo v Spain preview, as they seek to get their qualification campaign firmly back on track. The Dardanians are huge underdogs in every respect, although Bernard Challandes’ side have managed to rise to the occasion already in this campaign.
Kosovo beat Georgia 1-0 away from home on Thursday, to recover from losing their opening two fixtures in March. That was a wonderful moment for the country as a whole, but their momentum has little hope of continuing when the mighty Spanish visit Pristina on Wednesday. Even a draw would constitute an almighty shock.
One to watch for Kosovo: Vedat Muriqi was the goalscoring hero for Kosovo against Georgia, and the Lazio striker represents the home team’s best chance of getting on the scoresheet once again here.
One to watch for Spain: Adama Traore is one of the most electric players you can hope to watch. The exciting Wolves winger is hoping to get a start and prove his worth at international level in these Kosovo v Spain predictions.
Long shot: Any sort of result for the hosts is a massive long shot in these Kosovo v Spain tips. Perhaps they could battle to a goalless draw if they can shut down their visitors, but a big Spanish victory looks far more likely.