2024 Germany European Cup Qualifiers: Scotland vs Spain, Footballant expert pre-match analysis and prediction.
On the evening of March 29th, there will be an interesting match in the 2024 German European Cup qualifiers. Scotland, the representative of Europe’s tough style of play, will host Spain, the representative of technical flow, at home. The confrontation between two teams with different styles is bound to be very exciting. Footballant’s football experts will analyze the strength and status of both teams and bring you a prediction for this Scotland vs Spain match.
Scotland Strength Analysis
Scotland is ranked 42nd in the world and 20th among European teams. Judging from the ranking alone, it is a team with a mid-level position in Europe. Although Scotland has had many performances of entering the World Cup finals in history, its strength has declined in recent years and it has lost many opportunities to participate in the World Cup and European Cup. For them, it is urgent to return to the forefront of Europe.
Scotland has achieved a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 games. They just defeated Cyprus 3-0 in the first round of the European Cup qualifiers and their form is not bad. Especially in their last 5 home games, they have achieved a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, showing strong home combat capabilities.
Scotland has performed well in the UEFA Nations League B group matches and has advanced to the A group. All signs indicate that Scotland is gradually approaching the position of a strong European team, and they have a strong desire to qualify for the European Championship. If they can improve their away game ability, Scotland will have a good chance of participating in the 2024 Germany European Championship.
Spain Strength Analysis
After a period of football glory, Spain's performance in international competitions in recent years has been lackluster. They were once ranked world number one, but now their world ranking has dropped to 10th, and in the European region, they are only in 8th place. However, although their ranking has declined, no one dares to underestimate the strength of the Spanish team. In the last UEFA Nations League, they lost to France in the final, proving that they are still a strong team.
The Spanish team had a failed World Cup journey, with one win, two draws, and one loss, and was eliminated early. However, in their last 10 games, they have achieved a record of 6 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses, especially their recent 3-0 victory over the Nordic powerhouse Norway, which has restored confidence in the Spanish people. It is worth mentioning that Spain has achieved a record of 6 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in their last 8 away games, showing that they are strong in away games. Therefore, although this game is an away game, it will not have a significant impact.
One of Spain's biggest advantages is that they have many outstanding players. Young players like Koke and Pedri have quickly become the backbone of the team, keeping Spain competitive. In terms of overall player strength, Spain is far superior to Scotland, and the quality of their stars may be the key to deciding the outcome of the game.
Head-to-head record analysis
The two teams have not faced each other in a long time, with Spain winning two and drawing one of their last three encounters. The most recent meeting was in 2011, when Spain won 3-1 at home. The historical head-to-head record is unlikely to have a significant impact on the psychology of both teams in this game.
The Asian handicap for this game opened with Spain being given a 0.75 goal handicap, indicating the team's confidence. Although Spain has a strong attack, Scotland's defensive ability at home cannot be underestimated. The initial European odds were set at 5.25 3.6 1.67, which were later adjusted to 5.75 3.75 1.65 after receiving more bets, further widening the gap and slightly reducing the negative odds. This may lead to some funds being shifted from the level odds to the negative odds, indicating that Scotland is unlikely to win but a draw is possible.
Match prediction Overall, Spain's strength in both attack and defense is superior to Scotland's, despite Scotland playing at home. Spain has a strong away game ability, and considering the changes in the odds, Footballant experts believe that Spain will win by one goal against Scotland.