Australia vs. Spain
July 25, 2021 6:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +107
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Australia and Spain are clashing at Sapporo Dome in round 2 of Group C in the Olympics 2021 soccer tournament. After 3 games without a win, Australia has won their first match in this tournament. Spain has had a good game against Egypt, but they just couldn’t score a goal.
Australia was facing Argentina in their tournament opener, and they were solid in that match with 44% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 4 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Argentina was dominating, but Australia was scoring goals. Australia got ahead in the 14th minute, and when Argentina conceded a red card in the 48th minute, it was game over for them. Australia scored another goal in the 80th minute, and they have won this game 0-2. Tilo and Wales have each scored 1 goal for Australia so far in this tournament. With this win, Australia is at the top of their group, and they will probably advance to the next stage, and it will be well-deserved.
Spain hasn’t won any of their last 2 games, and even though they were dominant against a weak team in this tournament, they were unable to score a goal. Spain has had 71% of ball possession in this match, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. Egypt was rough in this game, and because of it, Spain has had to make two forced substitutions in the first half. Despite their dominance, Spain just couldn’t find their way to the net, and this game has ended in a 0-0 draw. despite losing this game, I still think Spain will be advancing to the next stage, but their biggest problem right now is Ceballos and Mingueza might not be ready for this game because of an injury. Spain is a solid team, they got Olmo, Pedri, Torres, and Oyarzabal in their roster, and those are all players who were playing in the Euro Cup. Spain is one of the biggest favorites to win this tournament, but they need to be more efficient when it comes to scoring goals.
Australia was able to keep Argentina at bay, but I don’t think they will be able to do the same to Spain. I expect another dominant performance from Spain, and I see them winning their first game in this tournament.