Spain had a poor start in the Nations League this year failing to win in the opening two games. Now the Spaniards will have to keep the pace for the leading spot in the group when they host the Czech Republic at the Estadio La Rosaleda in Malaga on June 12, 2022.
- Spain vs Czech Republic
- UEFA Nations League: Round 3
- Date – 12/06/2022
- Starting time – 8.45 PM CET
- Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda, Malaga, Spain
Spain Stats & Form
Spain will continue their run of participation in the World Cups which was the priority for this team who made huge changes in the roster. The Spanish national team has made a generational change and they will have a long way to go to reach the level of the teams that were among the very best in the world.
They didn’t start well the new season in the UEFA Nations League as they are third in the group with 2 draws in the first two games. They started with a 1-1 home draw against Portugal and are coming off a 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic.
Prior to these two games, Spain had four consecutive wins against Iceland, Albania, Sweden and Greece allowing only one goal in this span.
Spain possible lineup: Simon, Carvajal, Garcia, Martinez, Alonso, Gavi, Rodri, Koke, Sarabia, de Tomas and Asensio.
Dani Olmo and Diego Llorente are questionable for Spain for the game against Czech Republic.
Czech Republic Stats & Form
The Czech Republic can be very satisfied from the start of the new season in the UEFA Nations Cup but that doesn’t mean a lot since they failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
They are sharing the top spot in the group with Portugal after they defeated Switzerland by 2-1 at home and draw with Spain 2-2 also at home.
The Czech Republic has only 2 wins in the last 5 games. Besides Switzerland, the Czechs defeated Estoinia in the World Cup qualifiers and lost to Sweden in the Playoffs in the qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.
Czech Republic possible lineup: Vaclik, Mateju, Brabec, Jemelka, Zeleny, Soucek, Sadilek, Coufal, Lingr, Kuchta and Pesek
Czech Republic News
David Zima and Lukas Kalvach are questionable for Czech Republic for the game against Spain.
Spain vs Czech Republic Head-to-Head Stats
Spain has won 4 of the 6 games played against the Czech Republic with the other two finishing in a draw.
Four of the six games between these two teams have finished under 2.5 goals.
Spain vs Czech Republic Betting Odds
Spain is a favourite going into this game with the odds for their win being at -250 while the odds for Czech Republic’s victory is at 350 while the draw is at 650.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -118 to go over and -105 for under.
Spain had a tough start of the new season in the UEFA Nations League failing to win in the opening two rounds. It is still too early in the competition but the Spaniards will have to win at least 3 of the final four games in the group stage in order to advance and that makes the game against the Czech Republic in Malaga a must-win.
Spain has the quality to defeat the Czech Republic but it will not be an easy task since the Czechs showed that they can be competitive against Spain having the lead until the final minute in their first game in the group last week. Spain will start strong in this game and that will eventually pay off bringing them to a much needed win.