Spain’s impressive 3-0 win over Italy on Saturday suggests that Julen Lopetegui’s team are on the verge of another golden age in European football. Two goals from Isco – who is one of the world’s top players at the moment – and an Alvaro Morata strike secured a comfortable win for La Roca. This should be another procession against the minnows of the group Liechtenstein who have conceded 26 goals in their first 7 Group G matches.
World Cup Qualifier – Group G: Liechtenstein vs Spain – Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz.
Tuesday 5th September – Kick-off: 19.45 GMT
Best Odd of: 150/1 at BetVictor
Best Odd of: 80/1 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 1/100 at Ladbrokes
Ranked as the lowest team in Group G, Liechtenstein weren’t predicted to cause too much damage in a group that contains former world cup winners Spain and Italy, but they have only managed to score one goal in qualifying so far and have yet to pick up a point in competitive football this campaign.
It doesn’t look as if it’s going to get any easier for the blues-reds here as they take on one of the most exciting national teams in world football who are littered with world-class talent.
Spain have rightfully been receiving all the plaudits for their performance on Saturday and with that result it looks as if automatic qualification for the World Cup in Russia next year is now secured.
All-time top goal scorer David Villa had received a call-up to the side and came on against Italy, but has picked up a knock which rules him out of this game.
With the wealth of talent the Spaniard have in their ranks, any way in which the team is rotated is sure to be too good for Liechtenstein and there could be plenty of changes made from the team that brutally punished Italy last weekend.
Head to Head
This will be the 8th competitive between these two sides in their respective international histories. It’s no surprise to learn that Spain have won all 7 of their previous ties and handsomely too, Liechtenstein have never even managed to score a goal against Spain in a competitive fixture.
A year ago to the day the teams met in the Province of Leon with Spain running out 8-0 winners. Goals from David Silva (2), Diego Costa (2), Alvaro Morata (2), Vitolo and Sergi Roberto were more than enough to end the Liechtensteiner’s resistance.
Odds and Predictions
Spain winning this one is practically a forgone conclusion – a case of how many goals will they score. With qualification secure they may play with even more freedom.
Over 5.5 goals in the game is tempting at Evens with Boyle Sports.
David Silva is in imperious form for his country in front of goal and has scored 32 times in 114 appearances for his national team.
David Silva to score anytime looks good at 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
Spain were only 1-0 up at half time in the reverse fixture but went on to win comfortably.
Spain to be winning at half time and full time is a banker bet at 1/9 with Sky Bet.
Top Betting Tip
Spain are one of the inform teams in world football.
Backing Spain to win at –4.5 goals (Asian Handicap) is a savvy bet with 4/7 with Uni Bet.