Spain vs. Kosovo Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Kosovo face a trip to Spain that will surely end in a heavy defeat, as they head to Seville’s Estadio de La Cartuja for this 2022 World Cup qualifier. This is something of a grudge match in the political sense, but it remains to be seen whether that translates to what happens on the pitch on Wednesday night. 

Where and when: Estadio de La Cartuja – 31 March, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Spain vs. Kosovo: Sky Sports

Last time: This will be the first ever meeting between these countries, with Spain still yet to recognise Kosovo’s declaration of independence in 2008. 

Spain v Kosovo Predictions and Preview

This World Cup qualification fixture sees two teams separated by more than 100 places in the FIFA rankings come together in Seville. The world’s No.6 side Spain play host to 117th-ranked Kosovo, in what’s as close to a dead cert in football as possible. 

La Roja may have slipped up in their Group B opener at home to Greece, but Kosovo are many levels below that. Spain will fully expect to quickly build up the points they need to overtake group leaders Sweden, and seal their qualification for Qatar 2022 as quickly as possible. 

Luis Enrique’s side have been going through some changes, but their 6-0 demolition of Germany in November shows the quality they possess. Spanish supporters will be hoping for a big summer at Euro 2020, and this is a chance to work on their attacking play against teams who sit in. 

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It remains to be seen whether Enrique names his strongest XI. That would appear unlikely on the face of it, and in the midst of such a busy season at both club and international level. Youngsters such as Ferran Torres, Bryan Gil and Pedri will hope for a start, as well as Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal. 

The hosts are the overwhelming favourites in these Spain v Kosovo predictions, with the visitors seemingly having no chance of a win. Even a draw would be a seismic result for the Dardanians. Kosovo may have recorded back-to-back wins ahead of their game against Sweden on Sunday, including a 4-0 thrashing of Lithuania, but they and Moldova are nowhere near Spain’s level. 

One to watch for Spain: Barcelona’s 18-year-old sensation Pedri came off the bench for his international debut against Greece on Thursday. He is one to watch both this week and in the coming months and years. 

One to watch for Kosovo: Vedat Muriqi has made 18 appearances for Serie A side Lazio this season. He netted in the 4-0 demolition of Lithuania and could be worth a punt in the anytime scorer market here. 

Long shot: With La Roja such heavy favourites, you’ll need bets like correct score predictions to get big odds on this game. The hosts have the potential to go big and at least match their recent 6-0 victory over Germany in these Spain v Kosovo tips. 

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