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Spain’s opener was perhaps one of the most one-sided matches the European Championships has ever seen without a single goal being scored.
They dominated Sweden for the most part with 85% of the possession and set a record for the most passes in an opening half at the Euros (419), but for all their dominance they could have very easily succumbed to a 1-0 defeat after Marcus Berg missed from near point-blank range.
Spain To Win 1-0, 2-0 Or 2-1
It has gone from bad to worse for this Polish side. Having come into the tournament on a run of one win from their previous seven outings, as that sole victory came against 158th ranked Andorra, they lost to underdogs Slovakia in their Group E opener.
In fact, that means they’ve now gone W2-D7-L8 against the current top-50 in the FIFA World Rankings since the 2018 World Cup, including defeats in six of nine winless outings against the current top-20.
However, none of those nine fixtures against the more elite opposition came by more than two strikes, as five of the six defeats came by single goal margins, with five ending 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.
Gerard Moreno To Score Anytime
Luis Enrique’s men really lacked an out and out finisher after Alvaro Morata squandered his great opportunity, and you get the feeling Gerard Moreno will get the starting birth in this next one.
That can only help their chances after what looked a fairly toothless attack, but considering they’ve won 16 of their 19 unbeaten home matches when excluding the five teams above them in the rankings since September 2017, conceding just five goals and winning by two or more goals in 13, you have to fancy their chances.
La Roja are yet to lose when Moreno has featured from his 12 caps too, and we fancy his chances of getting on the scoreboard.
The Villarreal striker netted 30 goals for his club in all competitions this season and when he did come on in the second half of Spain’s opener, he looked a live wire. He boasts a record of nine goal contributions in 12 outings for his country, as seven of those came from his six starts.
Both Pau Torress and Aymeric Laporte looked solid at the back last time out, although the Swedes did have their chances.
With their next opponents possessing the attacking prowess of Robert Lewandowski, that puts us off the hosts’ ability to keep a clean sheet and instead the multiscore looks the way to go in this one.