Wales v Spain Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Luis Enrique's third match in charge should see La Roja record another win when they visit the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Thursday evening

Spain have a British double header during this international break as Luis Enrique's side travel to Wales on Thursday night before hosting England in the Nations League next Monday.

The first two matches under the new manager were hugely impressive last month, with La Roja beating England 2-1 at Wembley and thrashing World Cup finalists Croatia by a 6-0 scoreline.

Thursday's friendly in Cardiff is a chance for Spain to continue that excellent form and it could be a tough evening for a Wales side likely to be without Gareth Bale.

Latest odds

bet365 price a third consecutive win for Spain at 1/2 (1.50) while Wales are offered at 11/2 (6.50) and the draw can be backed at 16/5 (4.20).

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Team news

Bale joined up with his country despite seemingly picking up a knock in Real Madrid's game on Saturday night, and the forward is unlikely to be risked in a friendly ahead of a Nations League clash against the Republic of Ireland.

Spain have Isco missing as he recovers from appendicitis, while Dani Carvajal, Sergi Roberto and Diego Costa are all out injured.

Preview

Spain have been a bit more direct and aggressive under Luis Enrique, and the two matches of his tenure have been hugely encouraging for fans.

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La Roja's exit from the World Cup underlined that having large swathes of possession is useless unless it is used creatively, and Enrique will aim to move the ball quickly and have runners moving intelligently into space.

Wales are likely to sit back against them and this should be a good test to see if the new manager can find a system to break down highly defensive opponents. 

Tips and predictions

The market is naturally one-sided, yet there are a couple of angles with which to Spain. The visitors are offered at 3/1 (4.00) to win both halves and at 6/4 (2.50) to score in both halves.

The latter looks like a great option, despite the probable defensive set up from Wales. The Welsh have considerably less quality than Spain and if they get into their stride as they did against Croatia last month, La Roja will be tough to stop. 

Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Spain to score in both halves at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365

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