In 2018, the Spanish beat Portugal to win their group, but failed to move further than the Round of 16. Home nation Russia upset the Spanish, sending La Furia Rojo home while rivals like France, England, and Belgium threw down in the WC semifinals. This year, Spain hopes to add another World Cup trophy to the mantle. One of the favorites, the Spanish find themselves in a deep Group E where they must finish no worse than second to move to the knockout stage. Check out FIFA World Cup Odds on the Spanish as well as a prediction as to whether they move to the Round of 16.
Spain Soccer Betting Analysis and their 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds
2022 Qatar World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
Spain Odds to Win World Cup Will Move On to the Next Round
The odds make Spain one of the favorites. At +800, Spain is fourth choice behind favored Brazil at +450, co-second choices England and France at +550, and ahead of fifth choice Argentina at +900.
The Spanish also offer lower odds to win the 2022 World Cup than Germany at +1100 and Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands all at +1200. At the odds, the Spanish don’t appear to be either an overlay or an underlay.
Spain has the talent to win the World Cup. Also, because they are part of the eight nation tribe that has already won the WC, the Spanish mustn’t do something out of the ordinary to take the top prize at Qatar.
So if you believe in La Roja, then back them to win. The odds are fair and the Spanish have as much of a shot as the other favorites outside of France and Brazil.
Why Spain will move to the next round
After a tough EURO 2020, Spain picked it up this fall in the Nations League Tournament. The Spanish beat Italy 2-1 in the semifinals before falling to France by the same score in the finals.
Most didn’t expect Spain to upset Italy. The Italians had won EURO 2020 over the summer. So many thought the Spanish would fall.
Spain’s march to the Nations League Finals showed their mix of young talent like 25-year-old Mikel Oyarzabal and 26-year-old Fabian has meshed well with older stars like 33-year-old Sergio Busquets and 31-year-old Thiago.
Spain can win the World Cup. So the Spanish should have no trouble marching to the Round of 16.
Why Spain won’t move to the next round
Spain is a fantastic team, but Germany is in Group E. Yes, Spain and Germany should finish 1-2 in Group E.
But what happens if Germany blasts Spain and then one of the other teams provides an upset? Japan and either Costa Rica or New Zealand aren’t horrible teams.
If Spain doesn’t pay attention to the teams in their group other than the Germans, they could suffer a draw or loss that sends them home. The Spanish are loaded with young players. So heading to Qatar overconfident is a possibility.
Final Analysis – Spain will beat Germany and win Group E
Any quality international soccer team that faces a lesser opponent can head to the pitch overconfident. However in Spain’s case, it won’t happen.
Busquets and Thiago want to win Spain another World Cup. The veterans know La Furia Rojo missed the chance to put together back-to-back World Cup victories in 2010 and 2014.
Spain hasn’t forgotten the upset loss to Russia in 2018. So expect Busquets, Thiago, goalie David de Gea, and 36-year-old defender Raul Albiol who plays for Villareal to keep the youngster’s from becoming too enthusiastic.
Spain has a real shot of winning the World Cup. They should have no trouble beating Germany and winning Group E.