Spain Team Info – A Return to Former Glory
Spain currently sit in 6th place in the world rankings and will enter the 2022 World Cup amongst the favourites to win the competition. The team rose to number 1 in the world after winning the European Championship in 2008, and then they went on to win the 2010 World Cup, and the 2012 European Championship, before the team went into a slow decline. In their next two World Cups, Spain reached no further than the round of 16, but in 2021, when the delayed 2020 European Championships were held, they showed signs of improvement. They were unlucky not to reach the final, losing in the semi finals to Italy in a penalty shootout. The team has had a full restructuring and many talented younger players have come up through the ranks.
These include goalkeeper Unai Simon, and defenders Pau Torres, Jose Gaya, Marcos Llorente, and Aymeric Laporte. The Spanish midfield is rife with talent, from the youngest players such as Gavi and Pedri, to Mikel Merino, Pablo Fornais, Sergi Roberto, Koke, Thiago, Rodri, Carlos Soler, and their captain, Sergio Busquets. In attack, they have used Alvaro Morata for a long time, but he has come under a lot of criticism in the past for not scoring goals. Partnered with Ferran Torres, Pablo Sarabia, Mikel Oyazarbal, and Ansu Fati, it seems Spain have solved their striking woes.
Germany Team Info – New Management, New Attitude
Football fans who have not paid attention to what has happened in the past few years may be shocked to hear that Germany is currently rated 11th in the world. The winners of the 2014 World Cup went into such a rapid and odd decline after winning their fourth World Cup. They crashed out in the 2018 World Cup group stage, finishing last in a group with Mexico, South Korea, and Sweden. They then were knocked out by England in the round of 16 at the 2020 European Championships. However, the German team looks set to enter a new era after appointing Hansi Flick to take over as manager in 2021. The German team did not face any top ranking teams in their UEFA qualification group, and they played ruthlessly. They won all but 1 of their 10 games, scoring 36 goals whilst only conceding 4.
The squad looks set to reach the latter stages of the World Cup, if not going all the way. In goal, Flick has a choice between their longtime goalkeeper and captain, Manuel Neuer, or Marc-Andre ter Stegen or Bernd Leno. Their midfield consists of a number of footballers who play in the Bundesliga, such as Matthias Ginter, Benjamin Henrichs, Lukas Klostermann, and Jonathan Tah. There is also Antonio Rudiger, who plays for Real Madrid, and Thilo Kehrer who plays for West Ham. The German midfield is where all the world class players lie. They can line up with Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt, Kai Havertz, Marco Reus, or Julian Draxler. In attack, they can use Thomas Muller and give him support from Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, or Timo Werner.
Spain vs Germany Head-to-head
Spain and Germany have played against each other 25 times, with Spain winning 9 times, 8 draws, and Germany winning 8 times. They have met four times in the World Cup, in 1966, 1982, 1994, and 2010. Spain won the first two times, the 1994 match was a draw, and in 2010 Germany won. Most recently, the two sides met in 2020, when Spain thrashed Germany 6-0 in the UEFA Nations League.
Spain vs Germany Betting Preview
You will find that there are numerous bets that you can place on the match between Spain and Germany. These can relate to the result but they can also go into in game specifics, such as which team will score first, will Alvaro Morata score, will Thomas Muller score, and many more.
Draw No Bet
With draw no bet you have to pick which team you think will win: Spain or Germany. The possibility of the game ending goalless or any late equalisers are eliminated as if the game ends in a draw then you will receive your money back.
You can bet on Spain or Germany to win the game and apply a handicap, which means that they will not only need to win but they will need to win by a certain margin or more. There are also handicaps that favour your chosen team, in which case they will have a goal boost, which will make betting on them safer, but come at lower odds.
If you bet Spain to beat Germany with a handicap of -1.5 then Spain will need to win the game by 2 or more goals for you to receive your winnings. Similarly, if you bet on Spain to win with a handicap of -1 then they will also need to beat Germany by at least 2 goals, but if they only win by 1 then the result will be deemed a draw and you will receive your money back.
There is an option to go halfway between those two handicaps. If you bet on Spain with a handicap of -1.25 then you will need Spain to beat Germany by 2 goals or more but you will receive half your money back if they only win by 1 goal. When you use a handicap of -1.25 then what this does is takes half your money and puts it on a handicap of -1 and the other half on a handicap of -1.5. The same format applies for a bet of -1.75, where half the stake goes on a bet of -1.5 and the other on a bet of -2.
Over/Under Total Goals
Spain against Germany will be a thrilling clash, but will it be a high scoring encounter or not? You can bet on how many goals will be scored in the game with total goals. Here, you will need to select a betting line and then bet on whether the game will end with over or under the number of goals in the line. For example, if you think that Spain and Germany will score numerous goals, then you can opt to bet on the game to end with over 4.5 goals. If you think there will only be 1 goal or none, you can bet on the game to end with under 1.5 goals.
There will be bets offered on who may score during the clash between Spain and Germany. Provided they will be fit and play in the match, you may bet on Thomas Muller to score, Serge Gnabry to score Ferran Torres to score, Alvaro Morata to score, and any of the others in the starting lineups. You may also bet on which player will score the first goal of the game, and which player will score the last.
And Loads More
There are lots of more bets available for the clash between Spain and Germany, where you can bet on very specific details in the game. Spain to score first, Germany to reverse the result, both teams to score, either team to score in the first 5 minutes, Spain to win the first half, Germany to win by a margin of 3, Spain to win 1-0, Germany to keep a clean sheet, are a few of the options you can try out, and of course for each market you can bet on either Spain or Germany.
One thing to always remember is to gamble responsibly. There are many bets available for each match in the World Cup, and it can be easy to become carried away with the excitement. You should try to spend within your financial limits and if you need any guidance on how you can make a budget or keep track of your betting, you can check out gambleaware.co.uk where there is a lot of useful advice.