Spain (0.0) vs. Germany Draw no bet
Ferran Torres over 0.5 shots on target Player Prop
By Lawrence Smelser
Spain vs. Germany predictions, preview and betting tips
On Sunday, Spain will face off against Germany for a historic matchup at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. The match is set to start at 2 p.m. ET and can be seen on FOX or Telemundo.
La Furia Roja opened their World Cup with a 7-0 dismantling of Costa Rica. Six players found their names on the scoresheet, including Ferran Torres, who scored a brace.
Spain controlled the game for the entirety of the 90 minutes and put on an eccentric performance. Luis Enrique’s side recorded 17 shots and prevented the Ticos from earning a single shot.
It was the first time since 1990 (Costa Rica then also) a team was unable to muster up a shot. The Spaniards also held 82% of the possession, successfully completed 1,045 passes and had a passing accuracy of 93%.
Germany took part in a completely opposite scenario in its 2-1 upset at the hands of Japan. İlkay Gündoğan provided Die Mannschaft with a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute after slotting home a penalty. The Samurai Blue went on to find the net twice in eight minutes via Ritsu Doan (75’) and Takuma Asano (83’) to secure the win.
Players to watch in the Spain vs. Germany matchup
Gavi: The 18-year-old won the 2022 Golden Boy award recognizing him as the best under-21 player in Europe. The central midfielder is known for his possession skills and ability to dictate the flow of a game. Gavi isn’t known for his goalscoring abilities but he did score a stunner against Costa Rica.
Jamal Musiala: The 19-year-old has quickly become a star for Bayern Munich and Germany. The Stuttgart-born Musiala has recorded nine goals and six assists in 14 starts for the Bavarian giants.
Best Spain vs. Germany predictions and odds
ESTNN’s soccer analysts will provide two Spain vs. Costa Rica betting tips in the following section.
Spain vs. Germany prediction: Spain draw no bet @ -145 (DraftKings)
The two famous footballing nations have met 13 times total, with Spain claiming victory five times, Germany three and drawing on five occasions. If Hansi Flick’s team falters, it could miss back-to-back knockout stages at the World Cup.
Germany did outclass Japan and probably should have won with 74% possession, 502 more passes than Hajime Moriyasu’s side and 26 shots compared to just 12 from the Samurai Blue.
Both Germany and Spain are stacked in every position on their rosters. Spain’s dangerous attack includes Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata and Ansu Fati. The country’s backline contains a combination of experience and youth.
Alba and Carvajal are appearing in their third World Cup, with Pau Torres and Aymeric Laporte making their debuts. Luis Enrique shifted defensive midfielder Rodri to center back. The 26-year-old has won numerous titles with Manchester City and is considered one of the best defensive specialists on earth.
Spain’s midfield consists of young superstars Gavi and Pedri. Enrique started Busquets alongside them in Matchday 1 to keep the midfield comfortable since all three players are teammates at Barcelona.
Germany features a number of global superstars and has one of the deepest 26-man rosters in the tournament. Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rudiger, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Jamal Musiala are all among the world’s most renowned players.
Flick’s men haven’t performed well in 2022. Their last 10 contests consist of three wins, five draws and two losses.
Sane is arguably Germany’s best player and might miss the contest due to injury. The 26-year-old was an unused sub against Japan and has scored 29 goals in 125 appearances for Germany and Bayern Munich.
At ESTNN, we believe La Roja has a great chance to win against Germany. A safe bet with great odds is to take them on a draw no bet slip at DraftKings Sportsbook. This means a tie will result in a push and a win will be considered a success.
Spain vs. Costa Rica odds: Ferran Torres over 0.5 shots on target @ -159 (BetRivers)
Spain’s only natural center forward on the roster, Alvaro Morata didn’t get the nod to start against Costa Rica. Winger Ferran Torres did.
Torres has a fantastic scoring rate for his country and has converted 15 times in 32 caps. Enrique leans on him to provide both goals and assists.
With Barcelona this season, the Foios, Spain native is averaging 1.44 shots on target per 90 minutes in the Champions League. In La Liga, Torres is averaging 1.11 shots on target per match.
The 22-year-old isn’t Barcelona’s primary goal threat; Robert Lewandowski is. With Spain, the winger is the focus and led the team in scoring (four goals) during World Cup qualification.
Our pick is to bet the over 0.5 shots on target prop offered by BetRivers. The sportsbook is offering -159 odds for the wager. If you’re interested in reading about more betting lines in Qatar, visit our World Cup predictions page.
Group E preview and other World Cup matches
Germany is in big trouble and has live odds of +175 to escape from Group E into the Round of 16. Spain (-2000) and Japan (-390) are the two favorites to qualify. Costa Rica would need a miracle at +4400 to advance. Japan takes on Costa Rica and will try to earn a total of six points heading into Matchday 3.