Georgia host Spain on Friday evening (17.00) at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena for another UEFA Euro Qualifier in Group A ahead of the 2024 tournament next summer.
Scotland currently lead the table with four wins from four games, but Spain have only played twice so far, with a loss to Scotland and a 3-0 win over Norway. Georgia, meanwhile, currently occupy the second spot in Group A, with four points to their name.
Georgia have handed debut call ups for Giorgi Kochorashvili and Aleksandre Kalandadze, whilst Luka Lochoshvili has missed out. Napoli star man Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has also been included in the squad, and will no doubt have a big part to play in this clash.
Spain have handed 16-year-old Lamine Yamal his first call up to the senior squad, after he chose Spain over Morocco, and due to his performances for Barcelona. His club team mate Pedri is absent from the squad, along with Jordi Alba and Jesus Navas.
Spain to win and both teams to score @ 11/5
Perhaps unsurprisingly Spain are the heavy favourites to win here, but they have only managed two victories in normal time in their last seven games and at such a short price, they have little appeal, which is why I’m going for Spain to win and both teams to score.
Spain’s defence has shown some signs of vulnerability of late and they have conceded in four of their last six games away from Spanish soil, including last year’s World Cup. Georgia, meanwhile, have been picking up results at home as they are unbeaten in seven – scoring in six of those games.
The hosts have some talented players who can cause the Spanish problems, most notably Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
However, I do think Spain will have enough quality to win the game but I think it could be closer than the odds suggest.
Dani Olmo to score anytime @ 7/4
The RB Leipzig man has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season with five goals in four games, as well as one assist to his name.
He scored a hat-trick in the DFL-Supercup clash with Bayern Munich, and has scored twice in his three Bundesliga outings.
The 25-year-old looks a good candidate for an anytime goal as he seeks to add to his six international goals for his country.