Sports Innovation previews the World Cup Qualifier between Spain and Georgia and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Spain welcome Georgia to Badajoz on Sunday night intent on returning to winning ways in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.
A disappointing 2-1 defeat to Sweden last week cost Spain top spot, and automatic qualification for the World Cup, in Group B. La Roja now sit second in the table on seven points from four games. Sweden may only be two points above, but the table-toppers have a game in hand.
Georgia, on the other hand, have a very slim chance of even reaching the World Cup qualification play-offs. Just one point from four fixtures has left the Crusaders bottom in Group B.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Spain have shown impressive from their last 10 World Cup qualifiers ahead of Sunday’s match. La Roja hit the target 2.8 times on average per game, scoring 28 goals along the way. They conceded just 7 goals, an average of 0.7 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.
The same cannot be said for Georgia, though. The Crusaders have suffered no heavy defeats but failed to impress in the last 10 World Cup qualifiers. They scored just 7 times for an average of just 0.7 per game. No clean sheets came their way either, as they conceded 14 goals, which is an average of 1.4 per game.
World Cup Stats and facts for Spain vs Georgia.
Fun stats Spain
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Spain’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Spain scored the last 9 matches in a row at home;
- Spain conceded the last 6 matches in a row;
- Both teams scored in Spain’s last 6 matches in the row.
Fun stats Georgia
- Georgia did not win the last 21 matches in a row;
- Georgia did not win the last 18 matches in a row when playing away;
- Georgia has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Georgia conceded the last 25 matches in a row when playing away.
Form Spain vs Georgia
Spain hope to stop the rot.
Spain will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form. In their 3 latest outings, Luis Enrique’s side achieved a 1-1 draw with Switzerland and went on to a 1-1 draw with Italy. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against Sweden.
Georgia struggling for results.
Georgia go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances. In their previous 3 matches, Willy Sagnol’s side experienced a 2-1 win against Romania and went on to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands. Their latest match served up a 1-0 defeat against Kosovo.
Spain vs Georgia Fixture History
Georgia were left reeling when Spain took a 2-1 win in their latest World Cup encounter. It served as payback for the 1-0 defeat Georgia handed out in the reverse match. Look for a win for either side in the betting market here as a stalemate seems highly unlikely. They haven’t played out a single draw in their last 4 matches in the World Cup.
Alvaro Morata has chipped in a goal every two games recently for Spain and is due one here. Ferran Torres is another who could spring a goal, having enjoyed a fine start to the season for Manchester City. As for Georgia, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been their most prolific scorer with 3 goals in his last 4 outings.