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Spain vs. France 10/10/21 UEFA Nations League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Spain vs. France
October 10, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +120, Under 2.5 -150
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Spain and France are clashing at San Siro in the UEFA Nations League finals. Spain was impressive against Italy, and they finally look like a good team on both ends. France is playing way too carefully, but once they had to chase Belgium, they looked like a team that won the World Cup in 2018.

Spain is a very young team filled with a ton of talented players mixed with a good dose of experience to keep them in check. Spain is now on a 3-game winning streak, and I can say they absolutely deserve to be here. In that game against Italy, Spain was the dominant team with 75% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a high 92% of the correct passes. After scoring in the 17th minute, Spain kept dominating, and once Italy received a red card in the 42nd minute, Spain scored another goal in the 47th minute. Spain did concede a goal late in the game, but they still ended up winning this game 1-2. With 6 scored goals, Ferran Torres is the leading goalscorer for Spain, while Ruiz added 3 assists. Spain is improving their form, they are improving their offense, but their defense still needs a lot of work, but I’m confident in Spain because they have a lot of talent, and they have a great coaching staff.

France now hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, while they won their last 2 games, but their defense is still very sloppy. In the World Cup qualifications, France is at the top of their group, and they will remain there, but now they are hoping to win this competition. Mbappe and Giroud have each scored 3 goals for France in this competition, but Giroud is out of the squad for this game. Mbappe has also added 2 assists. In the semifinals against Belgium, France has had 49% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 90% of the correct passes. This was a fantastic game where Belgium was dominant in the first half, and they were leading 2-0. In the second half, France was the better team, and with 3 scored goals, France has won this game 2-3. If we talk about the team depth, I don’t think there is a team that has more of it than France, and with that, their quality on the bench increases. Offensively, France is one of the best teams in the world, but as I’ve mentioned, their defense is still sloppy, and they will need it in this game.

Both teams are in great form, and the trends are pretty much evenly split. Spain will dominate the possession as they usually do, but France is incredibly dangerous on the counterattacks, and Spain doesn’t have the defense to stop them. I think this game will go to overtime, but I think Spain will lift the trophy.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Spain to lift the trophy +100

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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