We have a range of World Cup odds and picks available across every team, group and game of the tournament in Qatar. Here is how we think Spain will fare at the World Cup, and which betting odds are currently standing out to us.
Spain got their World Cup breakthrough in 2010 as their squad, stacked with stars like Gerard Pique, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas, lifting the title. That was the pinnacle of their golden era - their 2010 World Cup title was sandwiched between two European Championship crowns.
Spain’s 2022 World Cup squad is nowhere near as strong as 2010, but they do look to be on the cusp of something bigger. Spain have a very talented young team, but it’s one that, by and large, lacks experience.
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A big win for Spain in their opening game has got people talking about the team. They scored seven goals, didn’t concede, and yes, it was against Costa Rica, but there was still a statement made by them.
Next up, a big test, they play Germany, to see if they can back up what they achieved in the opener.
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With their 2010 title, Spain became the eighth nation to get their hands on a World Cup. They were the first first-time winners of the World Cup since France’s 1998 success. It took France 20 years to add another title. Spain will be hoping it doesn’t take them that long to follow up, and the Spanish start the tournament at 8/1 to land this year’s crown.
Spain have an exciting duel in Group E coming up against Germany. When those two meet in the second round of group action, it’s likely to be the group decider, with Japan and Costa Rica making up the numbers in the section.
Spain are favourites to win that match against Germany, as they have lost only one of their seven against them - you can currently get 7/5 on a Spanish win. And victory there would naturally put them in the driving seat as Group E winner at odds of 5/6.
Spain World Cup Group
- Spain 7-0 Costa Rica
- Spain vs Germany, 27th November 2022, 19:00 UK Time, Al Bayt Stadium
- Japan vs Spain, 1st December 2022, 19:00 UK Time, Khalifa International Stadium
Spain 2022 World Cup Squad
Here is the confirmed squad that Spain have announced for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
- Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Club), Robert Sanchez (Brighton & Hove Albion), David Raya (Brentford FC).
- Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea FC), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Eric Garcia (FC Barcelona), Hugo Guillamon (Valencia CF), Pau Torres (Villarreal CF), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia CF).
- Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), Rodri Hernandez (Manchester City), Gavi (FC Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Paris St Germain), Marcos Llorente (Atletico de Madrid), Pedri Gonzalez (FC Barcelona), Koke Resurreccion (Atletico de Madrid).
- Forwards: Ferran Torres (FC Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Club), Yeremi Pino (Villarreal CF), Alvaro Morata (Atletico de Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Pablo Sarabia (Paris St Germain), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona).
Jordi Alba’s presence in the back line is going to be big. Spain’s defence is probably an area of concern for them because there isn’t much experience back there. In their last Nations League squad, only three of Spain’s defenders had earned at least 20 caps. However, 33-year-old Alba is still arguably one of the best left-backs in the world, and they need his calm influence.
Barcelona youngster Ferran Torres racked up 13 goals in his first 28 international appearances. The forward has to have a significant impact at the 2022 World Cup for Spain to put together a real challenge. However, the former Manchester City player looks to be carrying the weight of the goalscoring responsibility on his shoulders at what is his first World Cup.
Koke seems to have been around forever, and this could be his big time to shine. He is the engine room of Spain’s midfield and the one that will make them tick as an attacking force. Koke can pick out that telling final ball, and the more influence he has, the further Spain are likely to progress.
In their Nations League games prior to the World Cup, Spain ended their group with three wins, two draws and one defeat. Their defeat came against Switzerland, but their final game of that group was a good 1-0 away win in Portugal.
One element of their recent form worth noting ahead of the World Cup is that Spain have kept three clean sheets in their last four games.
Spain World Cup History
We’ve seen Spain in the World Cup finals a total of 16 times over the years, and they’ve managed to turn one of those into success, lifting the trophy in 2010.
Most recently, in the 2018 tournament in Russia, Spain were eliminated at the round of 16 stage, which was a disappointing end for them.
Verdict: How Far Will Spain Go at 2022 World Cup?
There are a couple of areas of concern for Spain. Their back line is a little inexperienced, and there’s a lack of goalscoring depth in the squad. But Spain are going in the right direction with an excellent young team. The Round of 16 draw should be manageable, and they could have a genuine run at the final four. Spain To Reach the Semi-Finals is at a 2/1 quote.