Sports Mole shows Tuesday’s international friendlies between Spain and Iceland, including predictions, team reports and possible line-ups.
Spain will try to achieve four consecutive victories in all competitions when they fight Iceland at an international friendly meeting on Tuesday night.
La Roja will enter the match after Saturday’s 2: 1 victory over Albania, while Iceland tied with Finland 1: 1 the same night.
Preview of the match
Spain recorded a 2: 1 victory over Albania in Saturday’s preparatory match at RCDE Stadium with Daniel Olmo from the bench scored the winning goal in the 90th minute and La Roja will now compete for four consecutive successes in all competitions when hosting Iceland.
Luis EnriqueThe team is preparing for the start of its UEFA League of Nations, which will start against Portugal in early June, but the national team will already be thinking about the 2022 World Cup.
Spain has conveniently secured a place in this year’s competition by placing them at the top of the B-group, scoring 19 points from eight matches, and will try to impress the tournament for the first time since winning in 2010, when it was eliminated in group phase in 2014 and the eight finals in 2018.
La Roja has reached the Euro 2020 semifinals and an extremely talented group of young people is beginning to emerge, suggesting that the future of the national team is bright.
Enrique will see Tuesday’s friendly match with Iceland as another valuable training exercise, with many players wanting to make a positive impression on consolidating their place in the World Cup standings.
Iceland, meanwhile, drew 1: 1 with Finland on Saturday Birkir Bjarnason on the score record in 38. min Teemu Pukki opened the score of Finland.
Arnar VidarssonThe team “won” in the last five matches in all competitions, the last success being achieved at home in Liechtenstein in October; since then, three of the five matches have been drawn and two have lost, three of which have been friendly against Uganda, the Republic of Korea and Finland.
Iceland will not participate in the World Cup 2022, in group J he finished in fifth place and from only 10 points he collected nine points during the unsatisfactory campaign.
The national team played great at the 2018 World Cup, when it was eliminated in the group stage, and also reached the quarterfinals of Euro 2016, until it qualified for the European Championship last summer.
Iceland is currently looking forward to its campaign in the UEFA League of Nations, which will begin against Israel in early June, and a positive outcome in this match would certainly boost confidence.
Form for international friendly matches of Spain:
Spanish form (all competitions):
Iceland International Friendlies Form:
Icelandic form (all competitions):
Spanish boss Enrique has made his debut David Raya | against Albania, with the Brentford goalkeeper playing the full 90 minutes, but Unai Simon is likely to play in this match as a fellow stopper. Robert Sanchez was ruled out after positive testing for COVID-19.
There will be big changes from the party, which started on Saturday, while Enrique is going to make full use of his team, so as for example. Carlos Soler, Jordi AlbaOlmo a César Azpilicueta everything should start.
Mark Llorente a Varte tasks in the middle of the field could also be submitted Aymeric LaporteHe should appear in the middle of the defense, who did not play a minute against Albania.
As for Iceland, head coach Vidarsson will use his staff in this match, but most of the team that played against Finland could start on the field again.
Bjarnason, who is comfortably the most experienced player in the squad, was in Saturday’s preparatory match on the account and should keep his place in the middle of the field.
There are plenty of opportunities to change positions, but Arnor Sigurdsson you should keep your place Jon Dadi Bodvarsson will probably lead the line again.
Possible basic line-up of Spain:
Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Torres, Alba; Soler, Llorente, Koke; Olmo, Morata, F. Torres
Iceland possible basic line-up:
Runarsson; Sampsted, Bjarnason, Gretarsson, Magnusson; Helgason, Bjarnason, Thordarson; Sigurdsson, Bodvarsson, Johannesson
We speak: Spain 2-1 Iceland
Iceland will certainly give a competitive rival to Spain, which did not do well against Albania on Saturday. Enrique is expected to make big changes for his match, but La Roja should still be winning at the end of the 90th minute.
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