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World Cup – Greece vs Spain: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Greece and Spain and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

The World Cup qualifiers clash at Athens Olympic Stadium on Thursday night sees home team Greece battling it out for three points with Spain. The home side bid welcome to La Roja as they hope to grab a winner with an advantage playing over the home soil. However, Luis Enrique will make sure to put in a strong side for this meeting, as a win tonight will rise them up to the first spot in Group B.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Greece and Spain in World Cup.

  • Greece unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Greece’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Greece scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Greece conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.
  • Spain has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Spain scored in the last 57 of 59 matches;
  • Spain scored the last 28 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Spain’s last 6 of 8 matches.

Current form — Greece v. Spain

Greece trail their opponents in the table

Greece will be out to add a win to their run of results lately. The Ethniki are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Sweden by 2-1, before downing Georgia by 2-0. The winning streak came to an end against Sweden, who ran out 2-0 winners.

Spain struggling for goals

Spain look to continue their current momentum with another positive result but also hope to score more goals in this encounter against Greece. Their last three results have been pretty decent, but the Spaniards are struggling to find the back of the net like they used to before. Spain won against Kosovo by 2-0, then beat Italy by 2-1 before losing to France by 2-1.

Greece v. Spain — fixture history

Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Greece played Spain at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. The pair split the points in a 1-1 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Another draw will payout at 4.33, whereas a win for Greece pays out at 9.00. The best prize for a win for Spain returns you odds 1.40. Greece have been able to win 17% of their last 6 encounters against upcoming Spain in the World Cup. In other words, they have a 1-2-3 recent record, with the latter winning 50% of the matches. Do not expect too much entertainment this coming Thursday, when Greece and Spain face off. Their last 6 matches were largely tight affairs, as more than two goals only happened 2 times. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 4 times in those 6 matches.

Current table in the World Cup

Man of the Moment

Anastasios Bakasetas is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. Greece will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again when clashing with Spain. The visitors are hoping Ferran Torres adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite a good shape with 4 goals lately.