Spain v France betting tips: Milan thriller in prospect in Nations League final
Spain v France betting tips and odds
The winner of the second Nations League tournament will be determined on Sunday night with a mouthwatering clash between Spain and France in Milan.
Spain ended Italy’s world-record 37-match unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night courtesy of a double from Manchester City striker Ferran Torres, but they are the 19/10 underdogs to beat France who fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to defeat Belgium with a last-minute winner.
It promises to be a thrilling night at the San Siro so let’s look at some of the markets and odds in our Spain v France betting tips.
Spain’s win against 10-man Italy was an exciting contest but the second semi-final was even better, an end-to-end encounter which was settled by a powerful left-footed drive from Theo Hernandez, his first international goal.
World champions France are the 29/20 favourites to beat the Spaniards, who have won five and drawn one of the last seven meetings since 2008, although four of those were friendlies and the last game was four years ago.
Despite Spain’s injury problems, they were superb against Italy and hopefully Sunday’s finale will be another open encounter in which over 2.5 goals can be backed at 23/20.
Spain are 24/5 to win and both teams to score and France are 4/1, but the last seven meetings have produced two goals or fewer which is 8/13.
Hopefully, both teams will play like they did in the semi-finals and so the #GetAPrice special offer of over 2.5 goals, both teams to score and either team to win looks an interesting prospect at 15/8.
A goal in both halves and the match to be drawn can also be backed at 11/2 in our Spain v France betting tips.
France coach Didier Deschamps went with a 3-4-1-2 against Belgium in which Antoine Griezmann played behind Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema, with Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot in the middle flanked by Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.
Raphael Varane was the main man in defence with Jules Kounde and Lucas Hernandez either side in a very strong team missing N’Golo Kante, who is self-isolating having contracted Covid.
Counterpart Luis Enrique deployed his preferred 4-3-3 against Italy with Pablo Sarabia the focal point in attack although two Mikel Oyarzabal crosses converted by Ferran proved the difference.
Enrique started the game with 17-year-old Barcelona midfielder Gavi, the youngest international debutant in Spain’s history.
There are goals running throughout both teams, but Mbappe and Benzema are the 9/2 favourites to get the ball rolling on Sunday night or 15/8 and 2/1 respectively to find the net.
Torres and Oyarzabal are the main men for Spain at 11/2 to grab the opening goal and they are both 12/5 to score in Sunday’s Spain v France betting tips.
Sarabia has four goals in 13 appearances for La Roja and is 13/2 and 11/4 in the two markets.
Where: San Siro
When: 19:45, Sunday 10th October
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication