Spain host Cyprus in this Euro 2024 Group A qualifier on Tuesday night at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes. We take a look at where the betting value could lie in this fixture.
Spain boss Luis de la Fuente has had to deal with attackers Marco Asensio and Dani Olmo pulling out of the squad through injury but Ferran Torres and Yeremy Pino have come in to replace them. Cyprus, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns heading into this clash.
Nico Williams to score anytime at 21/20
Spain winger Nico Williams will be raring to go against Cyprus on Tuesday after getting himself on the scoresheet in La Roja’s 7-1 demolition of Georgia last Friday. Williams came off the bench late in the first half to score and assist in the second to help cap off a splendid performance from the visitors.
With both Asensio and Olmo out of contention for the visit of Cyprus, Williams will likely be given the nod to start in the front three and he will be hungry to prove to his manager that he is deserving of more starts.
After scoring and creating a goal last time out, 21/20 is an excellent price for Williams to score for the second successive match at any point during the game.
Highest scoring half (First Half) at 9/5
As Spain cruised to a 7-1 thumping of Georgia on Friday, most of their goals came in the first half. Two of Alvaro Morata’s hat-trick goals landed before the break, while there was also an own goal and a strike from Dani Olmo before the break.
This highlights that De la Fuente likes his team to apply pressure early in matches and seeks to kill the game before the half-time interval. We could see the same again against Cyprus, who are planted at the bottom of Group A as things stand.
Interestingly, in their past three meetings, Cyprus have conceded 17 goals against Spain. And after Spain’s display against Georgia, Cyprus could be in for another torrid evening against La Roja.
We sense that De la Fuente may look to reduce the risk of losing more of his squad members to injury so he will look to his attackers to put the game to bed in the opening 45 so key players can then be rested for the second half.