Former European champions Spain are making group F look easy with maximum points from their opening five games, expect that to be six after Sunday as rock bottom Faroe Islands look to try and keep the score down.
It is safe to say Spain are overwhelming favourites with online betting sites to get the job done against the side ranked 108th in the world according to FIFA. It’s not hard to see why either as Spain have won all of their last six games in all competitions whilst the Faroe Islands have lost their last five games in a row. However, only once in their last 20 internationals have the Faroe Islands conceded more than four goals in a game proving they are little tougher than popular sportsbooks suggest.
UNDER 4.5 GOALS IN THE GAME
As Spain are such overwhelming favourites, it does make for a rather one-sided tale in the betting markets. That means value can sometimes be lacking somewhat. However, as Spain are 1/100 to win, it makes senses to try and bring those odds down a little and a great way to do that is back Spain to score first in the first half. Robert Moreno’s men scored three in the first half when they met in June so jump on this bet for a small win.
SPAIN TO SCORE FIRST IN THE FIRST HALF
Spain’s captain in once again enjoying a fine run with the national side and despite being a defender has netted four times in the qualifying phase already. Three of those were the first goal of the game making this an interesting bet. What makes it even more appealing is that Ramos is the penalty taker for La Roja which means if there is an early spot kick, Ramos will be the man to step up and take it. Jump on Sergio Ramos to score first at 13/2 with 888Sport.
SERGIO RAMOS TO SCORE FIRST
Head to Head
The pair have met a total of three times and there are no prizes for guessing that Spain have won all three of those ties. The first was a 6-2 win in the Faroe Islands during a World Cup qualifier whilst the second the return leg in October 1997 in which Spain recorded a 3-1 victory. The pair also met in June earlier in the this competition and Spain won again with a 4-1 score line.
Spain to win and keep a clean sheet
The Faroe Islands have actually never failed to score against Spain in three prior meetings but each time the Spaniards have dominated the game. The Spanish have also only conceded three times in the qualifying phase so far in their five game so a clean sheet against the side rock bottom and without a win looks the most likely scenario.
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