Former World Cup Champions Spain look to regain some momentum in group C after finding themselves on the second place. By hosting Belarus this Saturday, Spain want to make a mark in the bid for the first place, occupied at the moment by Slovakia, the team Spain lost against back in October.
Belarus are the underdogs of the group with just one point in three games and two goals scored to six conceded. They changed management and while the federation is looking for a suitable replacement a man with knowledge in Spanish football Andrei Zygmantovich took over. Their main starts are Vitali Rodionov, Sergey Krivets and Anton Putsila, but still they are not expected to do much against the hosts.
Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata and Jesus Navas did not get the call to the team and this offers the chance for Morata to finally come into the form and place at the front everyone tips him to. Juan Bernat and Spain’s goalscorer Paco Alcacer are two other youngsters who have impressed so far, and while the official reason for not calling up Mata and Navas has not been voiced everyone knows it’s because of the form of their clubs.
In the previous games between the two national teams, Spain always won in the second half which is why you could also back at 1.17 odds. Spain to win outright has 1.05 odds, Belarus 35.00 and the unlikely draw has 12.50 odds. Belarus with a +3 handicap has 1.70 odds, Spain with a -3 one 2.16 and over 1.5 goals in the first half has 1.85 goals. Spain have the potential to score a lot, but this transition period might have them vulnerable at the back, which could offer some value to the both teams to score at 3.05 odds with Unibet. We are betting 7 units on Paco Alcacer to score at least two goals at 4.50 odds.