Faroe Islands vs Spain Euro 2020 qualifiers – Group F Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Euro 2020 Faroe Islands vs Spain
Faroe Islands vs Spain Euro 2020 qualifiers

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Spain will hope to continue their 100% start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign – following wins over Norway and Malta – as they travel to rank outsiders Faroe Islands, who have lost each of their opening group games.

Predictions

Spain will be overwhelming favourites to win this clash but will be wary that this trip may be a lot trickier in reality than it is on paper.

Luis Enrique’s side have won all three matches since their ill-fated UEFA Nations League campaign but have struggled in front of goal – netting just five times in three games.

Those matches appeared relatively comfortable victories for La Roja on paper – a 1-0 friendly victory over Bosnia and qualifications victories over Norway and Malta.

The Faroes are playing in their first home qualification match and are yet to pick up a point in the campaign having lost 2-1 at Malta and 4-1 at Romania.

The visitors will be overwhelming favourites to continue their winning start despite not possessing home advantage, due to their superior form and quality over the Faroes.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be overly comfortable – a 2-0 triumph for Luis Enrique’s side would appear a likely outcome from it.

1x2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Spain’s last three matches have produced a miserly total of just six goals while for the Faroes, they have scored just four times across their last seven matches. This is likely to be defence against attack with the home side settling for a low-scoring defeat, making this among the best online betting odds for this round of fixtures. Unibet have priced this attractively at 13/5.

Spain have been slow starters in matches in recent months. They trailed England 3-0 at half-time and fell behind against Croatia, while it took them until the second half to confirm late victories at home to both Norway and Bosnia. This could be a mildly frustrating game for the visitors, in which they do not make the breakthrough until the second half – with Unibet offering odds of 17/5.

Statistics

Head to Head

These two nations have only played twice previously and not at all in the past two decades. Spain won 6-2 and 3-1 in the qualification campaign for the 1998 World Cup – games in which now boss Luis Enrique played for La Roja.

Stats

  • Spain have failed to score more than two goals in any of their last five matches, having done so in nine of the preceding 17 games.
  • La Roja’s double defeat against Croatia and England last year was their first back-to-back defeats since the 2016 European Championships.
  • Faroe Islands have won just three of their last 18 outings – recording victories against Andorra, Liechtenstein and Malta.
  • The Faroes are without a clean sheet in their last eight matches – a run in which they have conceded 16 goals.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

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