England vs Spain Prediction Today
The English also have nothing to complain about the performance of their selection in the tournament. They arrived discredited and finished in fourth place. An excellent result for a generation that has at least two more world titles ahead. Knowing this, the English Federation kept coach Gareth Southgate in charge to continue the work.
This means that there will be no change in strategy. Southgate is adept at an absolutely pragmatic style of acting with absolute priority in the defensive system. Goal-scoring is secondary and should be done sparingly, without major risks.
Regarding names, however, the changes were in large numbers. Many of them forced by bruises. Of the 23 players who were taken to the World Cup, Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Nick Pope (Burnley), Phil Jones (Manchester United) and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), were cut off from the Spain and also for the friendly against Switzerland on September 11. Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill has announced his retirement from the national team, and Ashley Young (Manchester United) has been dropped.
Adam Lalana, who was being called regularly, but ended up being out of the World because of his precarious physical conditioning, was even called. But once again it was cut. He suffered a new injury. A very frequent problem in the career of the Liverpool athlete.
Thus, the available athletes for the matches are:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Alex McCarthy (Southampton)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Socks: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-
Attackers: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
The changes on the Spanish side went much deeper. Even because they had several motivations. They were provoked by players’ retirements, administrative crisis and, of course, by the poor result achieved in the World Cup, when Spain ended up being eliminated by Russia in the round of 16.
This is in the midst of an open crisis shortly before the World Cup. Coach Julien Lopetegui, who obtained excellent results in the preparation phase, was fired 48 hours before the start of the dispute. He had renewed his contract with the Federation, but decided to accept proposal to command Real Madrid. The negotiation was done without the entity’s top-haters being communicated.
Shortly before the official announcement, the club warned the Spanish Federation, which decided, then, to anticipate the departure of Lopetegui. He placed an interim in the World Cup and, after the World Cup, he hired Luis Enrique, who was unemployed one year after leaving Barcelona.
The renewal of the cast was expected. Veteran Andres Iniesta had already announced that he would leave the Fury after the World Cup. However, defender Gerard Piquet, a frequent target of the fans’ protests for his positions favorable to the Independence of Catalonia, also decided to leave the selection. David Silva was another who decided not to wear the shirt of Spain.
The casualty list, at least for the first two games, got another important name. With his first son about to be born, striker Diego Costa asked to be exempted from the duel against England and also from the encounter with Croatia on September 11. Iago Aspas was rushed to his place.By choice of Luis Enrique, Barcelona side Jordi Alba, who has 66 calls, was left aside. They had problems when the coach was in charge of the Catalan team. The athletes available for the games are as follows:
Goalkeepers: De Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) and Pau López (Betis);
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos and Nacho (Real Madrid), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Albiol (Napoli), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Iñigo Martínez (Athletic Bilbao), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) and José Luis Gayá (Valencia);
Socks: Busquets and Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Saúl Ñíguez and Rodri (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Alcântara (Bayern Munich) and Ceballos (Real Madrid);
Attackers: Isco and Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta), Morata (Chelsea), Suso (Milan) and Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia).
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England’s usually cautious system must “marry” a rather daring strategy that will likely be used by Luis Enrique in his debut. Thus, the prognosis in the draw seems to be the best option for the confrontation this Saturday.
Bet Tips: A tie