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Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds
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Griezmann, Antoine
Veretout, Jordan
Mbappe, Kylian
Laporte, Aymeric
Fornals, Pablo
Torres, Ferran
Merino, Mikel
Mbappe, Kylian
Pavard, Benjamin
Dubois, Leo
Benzema, Karim
Oyarzabal, Mikel
Sarabia, Pablo
Pino, Yeremi
Kounde, Jules
Pogba, Paul
Varane, Raphael
Upamecano, Dayot

Spain vs France betting tips

This article covers Spain vs France betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Spain 19/10

Draw 11/5

France 29/20

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Spain vs France: Match details

Match: Spain vs France

Competition: UEFA Nations League Final

Date: Sunday 10 October 2021

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, (UK)

Stadium: San Siro

Betting prediction: Spain 1-2 France

Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

TURIN, ITALY – OCTOBER 7: Karim Benzema of France celebrates 2-1 with Kylian Mbappé of France during the UEFA Nations league match between France v Belgium at the Allianz Stadium on October 7, 2021 in Turin Italy (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Spain vs France: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is 5/6.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 6/4.

Spain vs France: What are the betting odds?

Spain vs France – recent form and head to head statistics

Spain vs France form
Spain vs France - 1:2
Italy vs Spain - 1:2
Kosovo vs Spain - 0:2
Spain vs Georgia - 4:0
Sweden vs Spain - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Spain vs France - 1:2
Belgium vs France - 2:3
France vs Finland - 2:0
Ukraine vs France - 1:1
France vs Bosnia & Herzegovina - 1:1
Last 5 games for Spain
October 10, 2021 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Spain 1 - 2 France
October 6, 2021 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Italy 1 - 2 Spain
September 8, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Kosovo 0 - 2 Spain
September 5, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Spain 4 - 0 Georgia
September 2, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Sweden 2 - 1 Spain
Last 5 games for France
October 10, 2021 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Spain 1 - 2 France
October 7, 2021 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Belgium 2 - 3 France
September 7, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 France 2 - 0 Finland
September 4, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Ukraine 1 - 1 France
September 1, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 France 1 - 1 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Spain vs France UEFA Nations League 20/21 form
Spain France
8 Matches played 8
4 Matches won 7
121 Goal attempts 83
51 Shots on goal 38
42 Shots off goal 29
58 Corner kicks 31
64% Average ball possession 49%
28 Shots blocked 16
7 Cards given 12
112 Free kicks 111
9 Offsides 17
1 Shots on post 0
1 Shots on bar 1
12 Goals by foot 14
4 Goals by head 2
16 Goals scored 17
6 Goals conceded 8
Spain vs France statistics for most recent head to head matches
Spain France
13 Matches 13
6 Home Matches 7
7 Away Matches 6
10 Total Goals 7
0.77 Average Goals Scored 0.54
4 Wins 7
7 Losses 4
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between Spain and France
October 10, 2021 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Spain 1 - 2 France
March 28, 2017 Int. Friendly Games 2017 France 0 - 2 Spain
September 4, 2014 Int. Friendly Games 2014 France 1 - 0 Spain
March 26, 2013 World Cup Qualification 2014, Europe (UEFA) France 0 - 1 Spain
October 16, 2012 World Cup Qualification 2014, Europe (UEFA) Spain 1 - 1 France

Spain vs France: Match preview

Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

Carlos Soler celebrates scoring during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification Group B football match between Sweden and Spain, at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden on September 2, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)

In the 2020/21 edition of the UEFA Nations League, 55 nations have played 162 matches, producing 370 goals.

Now, after a pair of thrilling semi-finals this week, just two teams remain vying to be crowned Nations League winners.

First up, on Wednesday night, Spain faced the daunting task of taking on hosts and newly-crowned European Champions Italy.

Despite undoubtedly being underdogs, La Roja took the lead in the 17th minute when Mikel Oyarzabal’s cross was volley home by Ferran Torres.

Straight from kick off, it could have been 2-0 with Marcos Alonso’s shot spilled onto his own post by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Then, just before the interval, came the match’s defining couple of minutes.

First, Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for elbowing his opposing captain Sergio Busquets; referee Sergei Karasev showing him a second yellow card.

Mere moments later, the same combination produced a second goal for Spain.

Oyarzabal’s cross this time was chipped to the back post with Torres heading it back across and into the bottom corner.

A mix-up at the back, involving Pau Torres, gifted the hosts a route back into the game in the 83rd minute but Spain held on for a 2-1 win.

This is the seventh time Spain have reached the final of a competition.

Of course, they won World Cup 2010 as well as the European Championships of 1964, 2008 and 2012.

Their two defeats came in the final of Euro ’84, that was against France in Paris, and the 2013 Confederations Cups Final to Brazil at the Maracanã.

They’ll be hoping their record of having only lost to host nations in finals continues.

After Portugal’s triumph in 2019, will Spain ensure more Iberian success in the UEFA Nations League Finals?

Will the World Champions win more silverware?

Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 15: Kylian Mbappé of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany at Football Arena Munich on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

France meanwhile are also no strangers to winning major trophies and came through an even more engrossing semi-final on Thursday.

In midweek, Les Blues took on neighbours Belgium at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium but looked in serious trouble at half time.

The Belgians were by far the better side in the first 45, so much so that they led 2-0, scoring twice in the space of three minutes.

However, whatever Didier Deschamps said at half time had the desired effect.

His side were so much better after the break and were level by the 69th minute.

First, Karim Benzema’s swivelled shot got them back into it before Antoine Griezmann was brought down in the area moments later.

Kylian Mbappé, 101 days after his penalty saw his nation crash out of Euro 2020, emphatically smashed this one into the top corner; 2-2.

In all, it was an engrossing affair but the best minute was saved for last.

First, despite having not put together any sort of attack all half, Belgium thought they’d won it through Romelu Lukaku.

However, the goal was chalked off for offside after video review.

Then, France pretty much went up the other end and the ball broke to Theo Hernandez on the edge of the box and he fired home a dramatic winner.

The thousands of French fans behind that goal go ballistic as their side have reached the final in the most dramatic of circumstances.

This is the first time they’ve come from two goals down to win a game since beating Iceland 3-2 in a friendly in 2012.

It’s also the very first time France have done so in a tournament setting.

So, les Bleus are through to the Nations League Final looking to remove the lingering disappointment of Euro 2020 from their minds.

In their history, France have won two World Cups (1998 & 2018), two Euros (1984 & 2000) and two Confederations Cups (2001 & 2003).

Will the World Champions now add a new title to their enviable collection?

Spain team news vs France

Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

SEVILLE, SPAIN – JUNE 23: Aymeric Laporte of Spain celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group E match between Slovakia and Spain at Estadio La Cartuja on June 23, 2021 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Luis Enrique’s squad could have been described as depleted ahead of this tournament.

But, after an outstanding performance on Wednesday, there’s no reason for him to change a winning team.

Unai Simón of Athletic Club will continue in goal despite David de Gea resurgence at Manchester United.

There’s an interesting sub-plot at centre-back.

Aymeric Laporte earned 51 caps for France at youth level but never played for the senior side so switched allegiance to Spain in May.

The Manchester City man will continue at the back, partnered by Pau Torres.

In midfield, Sergio Busquets and Koke are the senior statesman in there but the story was the third member of the trio.

Barcelona’s Gavi was excellent on his international debut in the semi-final, becoming Spain’s youngest ever player at 17 years and 61 days.

Ángel Zubieta, the previous record-holder, was 222 days older when he made his debut against Czechoslovakia in 1936.

Gavi came off in the 84th minute and, remarkably, that’s the longest he’s ever spent on the field in a senior game, having never played that long in a match for Barça or even Barça B.

It’ll be the same front three of Pablo Sarabia, Mikel Oyarzabal and Forres Torres through the middle.

Torres scored the crucial brace in the semi-final to go with his four goals in the group phase which included a hat-trick against Germany.

In all, Torres has netted all 12 of his goals for Spain since 6 September 2020.

Will La Roja be lifting the Nations League trophy at San Siro?

France team news vs Spain

Spain vs France betting tips: Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JUNE 23: Paul Pogba of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena on June 23, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Alex Livesey – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Didier Deschamps’ meanwhile is likely to continue with a back three despite many not being convinced by France in it.

Hugo Lloris will remain in goal, winning his 134th cap, despite some French fans calling for Mike Maignan to take over the gloves.

In defence, Deschamps made some big calls, namely leaving out Dayot Upamecano and Presnel Kimpembe in the semi-final.

Nevertheless, Raphaël Varane will continue as the middle man with Jules Koundé to the right and Lucas Hernandez on the left.

Lucas, as the left-centre-back, can link up with his brother Theo, the winning goal-scorer, who’ll continue as the wing-back.

They became the first brothers to play for France together since Hervé and Patrick Revelli in 1974.

In midfield, there’s no N’Golo Kanté, Corentin Tolisso or Eduardo Camavinga.

So, Adrien Rabiot will keep his place alongside Paul Pogba, the latter of whom was majestic in the win over Belgium on Thursday.

In attack, not many front threes in club or international football are as frightening as this one.

Antoine Griezmann will be given a free-role to support scorers against Belgium Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.

The Real Madrid forward has scored ten times and provided a further seven assists in just ten club appearances this season.

With los Blancos, Benzema has won 18 major honours, including four Champions Leagues, but is looking for his very first with the national team.

Will Allez Les Bleus be the cry that engulfs San Siro at the conclusion of this Nations League Final?

Predicted Spain line-up vs France

Predicted Spain line-up vs France

Predicted France line-up vs Spain

Predicted France line-up vs Spain

Highlights of Italy 1-2 Spain

Highlights of Belgium 2-3 France

Highlights of Spain 6-0 Germany

Highlights of Spain 1-0 Switzerland

Highlights of Spain 4-0 Ukraine

Highlights of Portugal 0-1 France

Highlights of Croatia 1-2 France

Highlights of France 4-2 Croatia

Highlights of Sweden 0-1 France

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Spain vs France betting tips: UEFA Nations League Final preview, predictions and odds FAQs

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19:45 (UK), Sunday 10 October 2021.

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Spain 1-2 France.

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