Spain Manager: Luis de la Fuente
Spain Captain: Jordi Alba
Spain Star Player: Pedri
Spain Competitions: FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and European Championships
Since starting in 1920, Spain has gone on to become one of the most recognised football nations in the world, with success in both the World Cup and the Euros after going into both competitions as heavy favourites due to the success of Barcelona and Real Madrid's Spanish stars.
In 2010, Spain won their first and only World Cup, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the dying embers of the game. As part of that squad, Spain boasted some of the greatest talents that the world has seen, with names such as Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa and Carlos Puyol.
The European Championship is Spain’s most dominant competition, having won the title three times since the beginning. Spain also came within touching distance in 2020, reaching the Semi-Finals.
Throughout defence, midfield and attack, the current Spanish team possess some of the most promising players, with many already featuring at major tournaments and playing at a high level with their clubs. Future tournaments could look exciting for Spain as each individual develops and they take the extra step towards the finals of the World Cup and Euros.
Pedri and Gavi were the standout names from the 2022 World Cup, having a big influence on the attacking style of Spain’s approach, and there’s no question about the value they will be looking to bring to the team in the coming years.
One thing that this innovative side has shown is the desire for goals. For their upcoming matches, Spain odds for over 2.5 goals in the game could be worth considering as they look to start games on the front foot, one recent fixture which emphasises this in their recent demolition over Costa Rica at the World Cup, they won 7-0, which was a surprise to many.
Spain 2022/23 Betting
For the coming season, Spain will compete in the UEFA Nations League alongside their UEFA EURO qualifying matches, including games against Scotland, Cyprus, Norway and Georgia.
When browsing the Spain odds and betting markets, they are likely to be favourites to qualify for the Euros, given the talent that they have got within their squad. Each of their qualifying match odds will have Spain as the favourites to be outright winners, although there could be some draws if teams such as Scotland and Norway set up in a disciplined and structured format.
Spain faces a tough group in the UEFA Nations League Group A2, with Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic all featuring and only one team able to qualify for the knockout stage.
Betting on Spain Odds at the World Cup
Spain has only managed to reach the final of a World Cup once, but in the year they did, they were able to secure the trophy with a 1-0 extra-time win over the Netherlands.
To build on previous successes, Spain will be hoping that their younger talents can come strong to help them mount a serious challenge in the 2026 World Cup. Spain football betting odds will likely have them as the favourites to win their qualification matches and book their place in the United States.
With that in mind, Spain will look to put their poor knockout performances at the tournament behind them, after finishing on seven points in the Group Stage beating Japan and Costa Rica before being defeated by Morocco in the round of 16. Since winning the tournament La Roja ,haven't made it beyond the Quarter-Finals, losing in the round of 16 in the last two tournaments.
Individual player bets for Ferran Torres to be Spain’s top goalscorer at the competition could be a suitable option, with him being the main attacking outlet back at the World Cup in Qatar. Pedri and Gavi are forward-thinking midfielders, and they could be the driving force for Spain, creating chances and assists.
Due to this, the latest odds have Spain at the approximately same price to win both major tournaments due to the fact if Spain succeed in one tournament, they'll likely succeed in both.
Betting on Spain in the European Championship
As Spain’s most successful international competition, the expectations will be set high in the coming qualifiers and finals if they are successful. History suggests that the odds will favour Spain to qualify, as they have only failed three times since the beginning of the competition in 1960.
The most recent challenge for the 2020 European Championship, ended with Spain going out in the Semi-Finals. With such a young squad, individuals have proven that they are developing, so Spain’s sights will no doubt be set on winning the title.
Although there will be fierce competition from individuals such as Kylian Mbappe, Ferran Torres will set out to get the goals for Spain, with Morata becoming less of a feature in the national side. That being said, could Torres achieve the golden boot at the 2024 Euros?
With Scotland, Norway, Cyprus and Georgia standing in Spain’s way to the finals of the competition, both fans and the betting odds will consider them likely to make it.
Betting on Spain in the UEFA Nations League
As one of the more modern tournaments in international football, Spain’s history doesn’t go as far back, but that’s not to say they haven’t been successful.
Since the beginning of the competition, Spain has gone on to reach the knockouts twice, with the 2021 season ending with them falling short in the final after a 2-1 defeat to France.
The 2022/23 UEFA Nations League will not be a guaranteed ticket to the finals as they face tough competition in Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Only one team can qualify, and the betting markets will have odds that tip Spain and Portugal as the favourites to top the group. It's possible that Spain could edge Portugal due to their energetic side and emerging talent.
Spain’s Recent History
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Luis Enrique's men have become familiar with a finish in the Round of 16 at the major international competitions, but can they go the extra mile to achieve a potential title? Browse all the latest odds for their upcoming tournaments at Bet UK, including outright bets for them to be crowned champions.
Spain Betting: Match Odds
Spain Top Goalscorer Betting
Operating with a versatile frontline, it is difficult to say who will be the main attacking outlet for Spain. However, Alvaro Morata has started to play less of a role in the starting eleven, making most of his appearances from the bench. The recent World Cup suggests Ferran Torres could be the replacement, taking up a position through the centre of the pitch.
Other attacking options, such as Dani Olmo and Ansu Fati, could prove to be Spain’s goal-scoring outlets in future tournaments with plenty of technical ability and support from creative teammates.
Spain Top Assister Betting
Midfield holds one of the most exciting prospects for the Spanish National team with the development of Pedri and Gavi. Both players have great technical ability and a desire to drive forward. Their quick feet and vision could be the keys to unlocking defences and providing chances for Spain’s attacking players.
Due to Spain’s typical set-up, odds could see wide players such as Olmo, as well as central players like Gavi and Pedri, creating the most assists in the upcoming competitions.
Spain Yellow Cards Betting
With holding midfielders such as Rodri and Sergio Busquets, Spain has a number of players that are likely to pick up yellow cards during a game. As Spain has adopted an attacking style of football, they can be vulnerable to the counter-attack, leaving Busquets and Rodri in a position where they need to commit fouls to break up play, resulting in a yellow card.
If you’re considering in-play betting options for the next player to receive a card, Rodri and Busquets could be the more likely candidates, with odds pointing towards them.