Playing in their first Nations League finals Spain and France go head-to-head having seen off Italy and Belgium in impressive fashion.
Taking place in the iconic San Siro, Spain’s victory over the Italians ensures there’s no home advantage here, and we can expect another fascinating encounter.
La Roja were helped in their semi-final by a Leonardo Bonucci first half red card on their way to a 2-1 victory, though in truth they were by far the better side all the way through the match, with Ferran Torres the star of the show, staking his claim for a starting spot having fallen slightly out of favour at Man City.
The forward managed a brace for his country and will once again pose the main attacking threat to this France backline.
France claimed a 3-2 victory over the number one ranked side in the world, and did so the hard way having gone 2-0 down, while they look to have lost the game when Romelu Lukaku struck late on, only for the effort to be ruled out by VAR before Theo Hernandez scored a stunning winner.
While the game highlighted France’s attacking abilities it also showcased their defensive frailties as they’ve now only kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches, and without N’golo Kante available to marshal the defence here we’d be surprised if they kept this dangerous Spanish side out for a full 90.
Both Teams To Score
While France go in as favourites, and rightly so considering their overawing star talent on display, history between these two great sporting nations would suggest it may not be as straightforward for Les Bleus.
Indeed, Spain won the most recent meeting 2-0 in an international friendly back in 2017, and while this is going to be the first competitive match since 2013, Spain also took that match to nil.
The squads are entirely different from that 2013 world cup qualifier and that result should be taken with a pinch of salt, though the fact that Spain are now W5-D1-L1 from the last seven head-to-heads has to count for something, and it’s enough for us to ignore the 1x2 market.
The one bet that stands out in the goals market is both teams to score. As mentioned, France have conceded in six of their last seven outings, with all of those six seeing both teams to score land, unsurprising considering Didier Deschamps side have now netted in 15 consecutive matches.
Spain are now looking to go 10 matches without drawing a blank, with 2/3rds of those matches seeing both teams net, with the exceptions coming against Kosovo, Georgia and Slovakia.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE