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- Spain have not kept a clean sheet outside of their home country since October 2020 (eight games ago).
- Kosovo have scored in their last seven internationals.
- Six of the last nine Kosovo internationals have featured three goals or more.
- Four of the last six Spain games have featured three goals or more.
Dardanians can deny Spain rare clean sheet
It’s already looking unlikely that Kosovo will qualify for their first ever major tournament as Bernard Challandes’ side sit five points behind second-placed Sweden in Group B after playing a game more.
But they will fight for everything they can get from the remaining games and try to take down one of the big teams in the group to salvage some national pride.
Kosovo have made great strides in recent years and are just one place below their highest-ever Fifa ranking right now, but that’s 108 places below Spain and shocks of that magnitude are rare events.
Luis Enrique’s side conceding goals on their travels is not so rare, however, with no clean sheet recorded by Spain in their last eight road trips – so there’s a good chance Kosovo could register on Wednesday.
Spain to win with both teams to score certainly has merit for a bet with Kosovo having scored in their last seven games, but our preferred wager here is on Spain to win with at least three goals in the game.
There have been 26 goals in Kosovo’s nine internationals played this year at an average of just under three per game and 41 in Spain’s 13 matches during 2021, averaging 3.23.
That stat suggests goals ought to come when Kosovo, who were beaten 3-1 by Spain in March, get to take on the former world champions in their own backyard.
We’re siding with a 2-1 scoreline for our correct score play because the Spanish have only notched more than twice in one of their last 13 games outside their own borders.
- 20 Sep