England v Spain Betting Predictions | International FriendlyPublished November 14, 2016
La Roja come to England for the opportunity to imitate Roy Keane and stomp all over Gareth Southgate ahead of his extremely likely appointment by the FA following a World Cup Qualifying win over Scotland. Now comes the real test: A friendly against Spain. That’s satire, friend.
England impressed in that 3-0 stroll but we can still see Spain coming to London and painting the town red. Julen Lopetegui has been a steady hand since taking the reigns off Vicente Del Bosque after a disappointing Euros. He’s overseen big wins with three of his four games in charge being played away from home. It bodes well for this visit. They also warmed up for this bout with a convincing victory in qualifying, thumping Macedonia 4-0.
Jack Wilshere has fallen back in love with football, he said last week. The Arsenal midfielder is enjoying a spell without injury while on loan at Bournemouth. He said that he knew he had to get away from the Gunners when he was dropped from the England squad. Now he’s back and we can assume that he’ll get a run out in this friendly match for all his patriotic gushing.
Southgate will shuffle his pack but it might be too much to expect him to rest Wayne Rooney after so bravely dropping the England skipper last month. Marcus Rashford should start too.
England XI: Forster, Clyne, Cahill, Stones, Bertrand, Henderson, Lallana, Lingard, Rooney, Kane, Rashford
Spain XI: De Gea, Carvajal, Nacho, Bartra, Monreal, Busquets, Koke, Thiago, Mata, Isco, Morata