Spain v Norway Euro 2020 betting preview and tips
Spain didn’t qualify for the Nations League finals despite winning in England and then thrashing Croatia at home, with La Roja then suffering consecutive defeats against these two teams which meant that England went through instead.
However, they are a team who deserve enormous respect and we’re happy to back them to have their noses in front at half-time when they clash with a Norway side who haven’t featured in the European Championship finals since 2000.
The Norwegians are not blessed with the sort of quality players that saw them capable of playing at previous major tournaments, with the country captained by West Brom’s Stefan Johansen, while Fulham’s Håvard Nordtveit is their most experienced defender.
While the Nordic team enjoyed a strong set of results during 2018 which saw them lose just one match, the plain truth is that the calibre of opposition wasn’t up to much and the most impressive win was a 3-2 away victory in a friendly in Iceland.
Spain are likely to want to make a big impression in their opening game and their team will enjoy playing at the Mestalla in front of a passionate crowd, with the side boasting many players from both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Alvaro Morata is back in his native Spain operating for Atletico Madrid and boasts a 50% goal rate for La Roja, while Real Madrid pair Isco and Marco Asensio are likely to run the show for a team who can lay claim to being the strongest in Europe.
The Spanish are arguably the most dangerous in Europe from an attacking point-of-view and we’re happy to back them to enjoy a first-half lead and get the job done by the final whistle.
It could be a comprehensive scoreline to the men in red, leaving Norway to ponder easier challenges in this section.
Spain HT FT @ 1.61 with bet365