Spain hope to keep rolling and pile more misery on Germany on Sunday when the teams face off in a Group E match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium. La Roja overpowered Costa Rica in a 7-0 victory in Wednesday's group-stage opener, a result that wasn't a big surprise aside from the winning margin. The Germans also dominated their match with Japan on Wednesday but gave up their lead late in the second half and ended up with a devastating 2-1 loss. Germany aim to avoid a group-stage exit for the second straight World Cup. They finished at the bottom of their group in 2018 despite coming in as the reigning champion and making the semifinals in the previous two tournaments. The teams are even at 4-3-4 in their 11 previous meetings in official competition.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. Caesars Sportsbook lists Spain as +140 favorites (risk $100 to win $140) in its latest Spain vs. Germany odds. Germany are +195 underdogs, a draw is priced at +225 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Germany vs. Spain picks, make sure you check out the 2022 World Cup predictions and best bets from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Spain vs. Germany matchup from all sides and just locked in his World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Germany vs. Spain:
- Spain vs. Germany spread: Spain -0.5 (+150)
- Spain vs. Germany over/under: 2.5 goals
- Spain vs. Germany money line: Spain +140, Germany +195, Draw +225
- Spain: They have outscored opponents 25-7 in their past 10 in all competitions.
- Germany: They have a 16-12 goal advantage over their past 10 matches overall.
- Spain vs. Germany picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Spain
La Roja are soaring after their unexpected goal outburst on Wednesday. The knock coming in was that the Spaniards don't possess a lethal finisher. On Wednesday, they had plenty, led by Ferran Torres, who scored twice. Alvaro Morata didn't start because of illness but came on and scored the final goal. He should be back in the starting attack alongside Torres, Dani Olmo and Marco Asensio. Olmo and Asensio also scored Wednesday. Torres had a hat trick and Morata also scored the last time these teams met, a 6-0 Spain victory in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League.
Spain have one loss in their past 10 games (7-2-1), while Germany have just two victories (2-5-3) over the same span. Midfielder Pedri played a major role in keeping the ball moving Wednesday, completing 86 of 89 passes (97%) as Spain set a World Cup record with 976 completed passes. Gavi, who became the youngest player since Pele to score in the World Cup with his goal Wednesday at age 18, and captain Sergio Busquets round out the dominant midfield. Morata has 28 goals in 58 international matches, while Torres has 15 in 32 games.
Why you should back Germany
Die Mannschaft will be in desperation mode, and they still have plenty of talented players with World Cup experience. And many of them are very familiar with each other from playing together with Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich. These include goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and creative catalyst Thomas Muller, who both have played prominent roles in the past three World Cups. Muller won the Golden Boot with five goals in 2010, and Neuer was the Golden Glove winner in 2014. Muller has made 119 appearances for Germany and Neuer has 114.
Both play for Bayern, as do Muller's attacking partners Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala. Muller has 44 international goals, while Gnabry has 20. Musiala has one, but the 19-year-old has nine in 16 club matches. Kai Havertz plays at the top of the quartet, and his quickness creates trouble. He has 10 goals in 32 matches.
How to make Germany vs. Spain picks
Green has taken an in-depth look at the Germany vs. Spain match from all angles. He's leaning Over on the goal total and provides three confident best bets, one offering a plus-money payout, and his full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing those picks here.
So, who wins Spain vs. Germany in Sunday's 2022 World Cup Group E matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Germany vs. Spain match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons.