Spain vs. Czech Republic Predictions: La Roja to win to nil
There are nine more Nations League games being played on Sunday and the pick of the games come from Group A2. We've enlisted our in-house writer Adam Roberts with previewing the game between Spain and Czech Republic and he's given us his best two bets for this one.
Spain vs. Czech Republic Tips
Whisper it quietly, but Luis Enrique's men are finally approaching something regarding a form team. They are unbeaten in their last 21 games in all competitions (barring penalty losses) and are hitting their straps at just the right time for a run at the World Cup trophy in Qatar. They started the Nations League with a couple of draws but squeaked out a win against a poor Swiss team last time out. Another win here over the Czech side will keep them hot on the heels of league leaders Portugal.
The Czech Republic have had a mixed campaign thus far, winning one, losing one and drawing one and sit third in the table above the pointless Switzerland. Jaroslav Šilhavý needs to galvanise his troops and try to gain something here in Malaga, to maintain any chance of reaching the latter stages of this competition.
Enrique is still without talented winger Ansu Fati and Raul De Tomas has had to withdraw due to illness.
Czech Republic are without the injured Jakub Jankto.
As previously mentioned, Spain are in decent nick right now, unbeaten in 21 and meanwhile have kept clean sheets in six of their last nine appearances in all competitions. Spain are as short as 2/7 to win the game so I'm increasing the tariff by including the clean sheet as well which is available at 11/10 at Boylesports.
My second selection is based around a couple of Spanish player props.
Firstly, I've taken Barcelona forward Ferran Torres to score in the 90 minutes. The ex-Man City man will likely be playing as a lone striker here with Alvaro Morata rested and in total he has scored 17 goals this season in all competitions. Torres scored four goals in just six world WC qualifiers and two more in four Euro 2020 games so obviously has an eye for goal for the national side.
Secondly, I've gone for Diego Llorente to be carded. The Leeds man picked up seven yellows this season in the Premier League and has two in three appearances for Spain. At times he looked extremely shaky against both Czech Republic and Switzerland.
The two combined pay just under 13/1 at bet365.
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