Spain vs Northern Ireland prediction and betting tips - June 8, 2024
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Spain vs Northern Ireland prediction and betting tips - June 8, 2024

Tournament: friendly match
Location: Estadi Mallorca Son Moix
Match date: 08.06.2024

On June 8, 2024, a friendly match will take place between the national teams of Spain and Northern Ireland. "La Furia Roja" will conclude their preparations for the Euros by hosting a modest and unmotivated mid-tier team in continental football.

Spain vs Northern Ireland: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Spain started this calendar year without any victories.
  • Northern Ireland has not lost in their last three matches.
  • Spain wins the first half in 40% of matches, while Northern Ireland does so in 20%.

Spain – the shape of the team and its analysis

"La Furia Roja" improved after Luis Enrique was replaced by his namesake, de la Fuente. After their disappointing World Cup performance, they won the Nations League and confidently (albeit with a setback at the start in Scotland) qualified for the Euros.

The results in 2024 have been noticeably weaker. Initially, the Spaniards lost to Colombia without scoring, conceding a goal from Muñoz. This was followed by an entertaining 3-3 draw with Brazil. It’s clear why they started their pre-Euro training with a very modest Andorra - to guarantee a return to winning ways.

Northern Ireland – the shape of the team and its analysis

The "Green and White Army" achieved their most notable success in recent decades under O'Neill, not only qualifying for Euro 2016 but also reaching the Round of 16. However, last year, also under Michael O'Neill, they only managed to collect 9 points, mainly through a couple of wins against a weak San Marino.

In friendly matches, the team has performed well. In March, they drew against Romania away from home. Then a solitary goal from Bradley secured a victory over Scotland.

Spain: Team News

Asensio, Pino, Gaya, Bernat, and Pino are injured.

Northern Ireland: Team News

McNair, currently without a club, was not called up. White and Lyons are injured.

Spain vs Northern Ireland: Potential Starting Lineups

Spain (potential lineup): Unai Simon - Cucurella, Laporte, Le Normand, Carvajal - Rodri Hernandez, Fabian Ruiz, Olmo, N. Williams, Yamal - Morata

Northern Ireland (potential lineup): Peacock-Farrell - Spencer, Toal, Evans, Ballard, Hume - Price, Charles, McCann, Bradley - Reid

Head to Head matches: Spain vs Northern Ireland

In about 15 head-to-head encounters, the "Green and White Army" has managed to win only twice. "La Furia Roja" has claimed 9 victories.

Free prediction today for the match Spain vs Northern Ireland

De la Fuente's side is expected to dominate. However, the players are likely to act cautiously, avoiding injuries, especially against traditionally tough British opponents. A prudent bet would be on "total under 3.5 goals" (odds – 1.83).