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Spain vs Northern Ireland Predictions, Tips and Odds: La Roja’s final pre-Euro 2024 test

Spain vs Northern Ireland Predictions, Tips and Odds: La Roja's Final Pre-Euro 2024 Test

Spain finish their Euro 2024 preparations with a friendly against Northern Ireland in Mallorca.

Spain vs Northern Ireland predictions

Spain vs Northern Ireland: Predictions

Bet Prediction SBK odds
BTTS? Yes 21/20
Correct Score Spain 3-1 Northern Ireland 10/1
First Goalscorer Joselu 29/10

The stats behind our Spain vs Northern Ireland predictions:

  • Spain have conceded in four of their past five games.
  • Northern Ireland have only won two of their 18 all-time meetings with Spain.
  • Joselu was Spain’s joint-highest goalscorer in Euro 2024, netting four times.

The final test for La Roja

With a squad packed full of youngsters and technical ability in buckets, it’s little wonder Spain are so highly fancied at Euro 2024. However, they’ll need to improve on recent performances if they’re to be serious contenders.

Prior to Wednesday’s friendly against Andorra, La Roja had failed to win their previous two internationals. They lost 1-0 to Colombia at the London Stadium in March before a 3-3 draw against Brazil in Madrid; a game in which Rodri scored two penalties but Spain threw away the lead in the 97th minute.

This friendly with Northern Ireland comes just seven days before they kick off their Euro 2024 campaign against Croatia and would be the perfect time for a fluid, exciting performance.

Although massive underdogs, Northern Ireland have looked solid recently, beating both Denmark and Scotland in their last three matches, either side of a 1-1 draw away in Romania. They’ll certainly provide Luis de la Fuente’s men with a proper dress rehearsal.

Spain vs Northern Ireland match tip

Time of first goal 1-10 minutes @ 11/5 with SBK

Spain did rely on a second-half display against Andorra to rubber-stamp their 5-0 win, but La Roja are capable of striking early. They have scored in the opening five minutes in two of their last five matches, doing so against Georgia and Cyprus.

Spain vs Northern Ireland odds

Northern Ireland

*Odds correct as of 15:15 on June 7. 18+ only. GambleAware.

It’s little surprise to see Spain as heavy favourites here, given the combined factors of their squad depth, home advantage and historical record against Northern Ireland.

Spain vs Northern Ireland team news

Luis de la Fuente has confirmed his final 26-man Spain squad for Euro 2024, so you’d expect those 26 players to be the ones available for this game. That means there will be no Pau Cubarsi, Aleix Garcia or Marcos Llorente, all of whom failed to make the final cut.

Northern Ireland have dropped seven players from their March playing squad, including Paddy McNair and George Saville. They have three uncapped players in their roster, with Aaron Donnelly and Caolan Boyd-Munce the two outfielders dreaming of a debut.

How to watch Spain vs Northern Ireland live

Spain vs Northern Ireland kicks off on Saturday 8th June at 8:30pm. The game will be broadcast live in the UK on Premier Sports 2.

Spain vs Northern Ireland head-to-head

  • 21 November 2007 – Spain 1-0 Northern Ireland – Euro 2008 Qualifying
  • 6 September 2006 – Northern Ireland 3-2 Spain – Euro 2008 Qualifying
  • 11 June 2003 – Northern Ireland 0-0 Spain – Euro 2004 Qualifying
  • 12 October 2002 – Spain 3-0 Northern Ireland – Euro 2004 Qualifying
  • 17 April 2002 – Northern Ireland 0-5 Spain – Friendly

Northern Ireland’s only away win in Spain came back in 1982. They have caused La Roja problems in recent meetings, with a 0-0 away draw and a 3-2 home win between 2003 and 2006 still strong in the memory. These two nations haven’t met, however, since November 2007.

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