The World Cup qualifying matches continue into Wednesday evening, and there’s plenty designed to catch the eye of neutrals. One of the most attractive fixtures pairs Spain and Greece in a game scheduled to kick-off at 19:45 GMT. With both teams aiming to reach the World Cup, this should provide followers with an enjoyable 90 minutes.
These teams meet for the 11th time on Wednesday, and it’s no major surprise to learn that the home side dominates the head-to-head stats. Spain boasts seven wins over Greece, with the visitors managing only one victory and two ending in a draw. The last meeting produced a 2-1 win for Spain at the 2008 European Championships, with Ruben de la Red and Daniel Guiza both on target.
Spain stun Germany with a huge win
Spain is unbeaten in their last three games and has lost only one of their previous eight. The spare came in the form of a shock 1-0 defeat away to Ukraine in a Nations League game back in October of last year. Since then, they have drawn two games and won one. Confidence will be high, and Spain starts as one of the early favourites to win the World Cup outright.
That three-game unbeaten run is made up of back-to-back draws with Netherlands and Switzerland on the road before beating Germany last time. Spain didn’t just beat Germany; they humiliated them. Red Fury eased to a jaw-dropping 6-0 home win over the Germans in the Nations League back in November. Ferran Torres scored a hattrick in that match. The scoreline alone shows what this team are capable of on their day.
Greece unbeaten in five
Greece doesn’t boast a famous win over Germany in their recent stats, but they do arrive on an impressive run of form. The Greeks make this journey unbeaten in their last five games since losing 2-1 at Austria in a friendly match back in October. Since then, they have won three and drawn two.
The Greeks scored back-to-back wins over Cyprus and Moldova but were held to a goalless draw at home by Slovenia last time. The latter was a game they expected to win, but the squad must dust themselves down and bounce back from that disappointment.
Spain vs Greece predictions
A meeting of two teams who believe they are good enough to win the points and aim to do just that. That should make for a competitive game, and armchair fans will hope to see their fair share of goals. Spain holds the home advantage and carries an impressive run of form into this one.
Greece is aware of just how talented their opponents are, but they have performed well in recent games. If they play to the best of their abilities again here and hope Spain has an off-day, they could go close to causing a bit of a shock result.
World Cup qualifier odds
Spain is 1.136 with Greece 21 and the draw 8.
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