Spain vs France Preview, Livestream, odds and Possible Lineup

 

Spain vs France Preview, Livestream, odds and Possible Lineup

Spain vs France predictions/Preview ahead of this clash in the UEFA Nations League final. Will France build on their second-half comeback against Belgium or will they make another slow start? 

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  • Six of France’s last seven have seen both teams score
  • Spain have scored in their last eight games
  • The Spanish have seen BTTS land in five of their last seven
  • Benzema has scored nine goals across his last eight games

France’s momentum to edge it

France were awful in the first half of their semi-final against Belgium, but a turnaround sent them into the second Nations League final. That dramatic 3-2 victory has to have been a boost to the world champions, but will that deliver them more silverware?

Spain ended Italy’s unbeaten streak and there’s little doubt this is a side on their way back to the top. However, the quality in the French side marks them out as the favourites as far as I’m concerned. The quality in the French side should be enough to fire them to victory, so I’d back them either in the match odds or outright winner markets.

Benzema the man to back

A big reason behind the French turnaround was the display from Karim Benzema, who has been fantastic for France since returning to the side. He’s scored five times in his last six games for the national side and his displays for Real Madrid mean that the Spanish know he’s one to fear.

Benzema has scored in five of his last six games for club and country. Across his eight games since the end of the last international break Benzema has scored nine times. With that brilliant form behind him, back the Frenchman to find the net in this clash.

Back goals in Milan

Benzema is a man in form, but Spain have their own in the shape of Ferran Torres. He scored twice for the national side in midweek and he’s now scored in three on the spin for Spain. The Spanish have scored in each of their last eight games after a frustrating start to Euro 2020 and their attacking woes from the group stage look a thing of the past.

France were poor defensively in their semi-final and they’ve now seen both teams score in six of their last seven matches. Five of Spain’s last seven have also seen both teams score, so that’s my main tip for this clash. With France the side to back, a 2-1 victory for the world champions is my correct score prediction.

Team News

Spain's semi-final hero Torres lasted just four minutes of the second half against Italy before coming off, but the striker labelled the issue a 'minor annoyance' after the game and should be fine to lead the line here.

Torres's inclusion would be pivotal this weekend with no Alvaro Morata available, and Enrique otherwise has no reason to change a winning formula, meaning another start for 17-year-old Barcelona protege Gavi.

Pablo Sarabia did not enjoy the most fruitful of evenings in the semi-final, but the 29-year-old will hope to hold his place over youngsters Bryan Gil and Yeremi Pino.

Meanwhile, France did not report any fresh injury concerns from the semi-final, and Deschamps ought to stick with his three-man defence in the absence of the COVID-positive N'Golo Kante.

Aurelien Tchouameni caught the eye during his 15-minute cameo in midfield - much more so than Adrien Rabiot did over the course of 75 minutes - and the Monaco starlet could be deemed ready to start in the final.

The Nations League final will mark Antoine Griezmann's 100th cap for the national team - seeing him become just the ninth player to hit that milestone for Les Bleus - while a goal would see him become his country's outright third-highest goalscorer ahead of Michel Platini, with both men sitting on 41 strikes.

Spain possible starting lineup:

Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, P. Torres, Alonso; Koke, Busquets, Gavi; Sarabia, Torres, Oyarzabal

France possible starting lineup:

Lloris; Kounde, Varane, L. Hernandez; Pavard, Pogba, Tchouameni, T. Hernandez; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema

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