SPA vs GER Fantasy Preview:
Despite possessing an extremely strong squad at disposal, Luis Enrique’s wards haven’t been at their scintillating best in the recent times. In their last game against Switzerland, Remo Freuler’s strike was repealed by a late blow from Gerard Moreno. However, all of it unfolded when Nico Elvedi was given marching orders in the 79th minute and the numerical superiority cost the Swiss heftily.
This was on the back of another lackluster affair against the Netherlands when Sergio Canales’ 18th minute netter was rescinded by Donny Van De Beek’s 47th minute goal. However, these couple of draws came after a defeat against Ukraine. Enrique will have to inculcate the winning mentality in his wards if they are willing to impress further in the Nations League.
Germany, on the contrary, will be walking into this fixture on the back of two consecutive victories as Ukraine and Czech Republic were grounded after superior performances from the Germans. However, these two showdowns came on the back of a pulsating draw with a numerically depleted Switzerland.
This game may not be a goal-fest as Spain boasts of an airtight defence led by Sergio Ramos while Germany has a rock-solid attacking force. This will be a clash of an unstoppable force against an impregnable rock. These are our fantasy picks for today’s game.
Spain vs Germany
SPA vs GER: Head to head
The rivalry between Spain and Germany is fairly balanced as the former has won 7 games while the Germans have managed 9 victories. These two teams have drawn a staggering eight times. The last encounter between these two outfits was another thrilling draw as Timo Werner drew first blood for Germany while Jose Gaya slammed in a late strike to share the spoils of war.
SPA vs GER Probable Teams:
Spain: De Gea; Roberto, Ramos, Torres, Reguilon; Busquets, Merino, Ruiz; Oyarzabal, Morata, Moreno
Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Sule, Rudiger, Max; Gundogan, Kroos, Goretzka; Werner, Gnabry, Sane
Picks to consider:
Serge Gnabry’s blistering form for Bayern Munich has been a major tribulation for their counterparts in the national league. He will be an imperative pick for Germany in this crucial clash against Spain.
Alvaro Morata is an instrumental striker and can be menacing with his finishing instinct. If the Spanish midfield doesn’t fail in supplying him with balls, he will not disappoint him either.
1. Leroy Sane
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
Despite the fact that Germany will be the firm favourites to win this encounter, Spain is a highly unpredictable side and if they start dictating terms at any point in time, Germany may find themselves in hot waters.