The 28th match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a match that you definitely do not want to miss since it sees Germany, the four-time champions, take on Spain, former European and World Cup winners. This game will be played on 27th of November at 19:00 GMT, and it could be the game that decides which team tops the group and gets a potentially easier path in the knockout rounds. Who will go on to win this titanic clash? Well, we have written plenty of World Cup 2022 predictions, and this is our Spain vs Germany prediction for this humdinger of a match.
Our Spain vs Germany prediction: Draw.
Spain, at this moment in time, are ranked as the 6th best team in the world by FIFA, which makes them the fourth best national team in Europe. They are definitely one of the elite teams in the world, having lost just one match out of their previous 10 games going back to October 2021. This has included seven wins, with one of their most impressive victories being a 2-1 win away to Italy in the semi-final of the 2021 UEFA Nations League.
Since Luis Enrique took over back in November 2019, Spain have been a football betting fan’s dream having only been on the losing side three times in their previous 32 matches. They really have become a force to be reckoned with, and there will not be a team at the World Cup that will relish having to play against them. Our only criticism of Spain is that at times they are guilty of overplaying and trying to walk the ball into the net, which can cost them against the better teams.
Spain World Cup History
The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be the 16th time that Spain has played in the finals, which means that they have only not played at six tournaments. The Spanish last failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1974, meaning that they have played at 12 WC finals in a row. However, we do not think that it is unfair to say that Spain underachieved at many of these, only making it to the last eight on three occasions, and failing to go one better than the 4th place finish that they achieved back in 1950.
All of this changed in 2010 though when a quality Spain squad conquered all who stood before them to lift the Jules Rimet trophy. In 2008 they won the European Championship, and then they retained it in 2012, two years after their World Cup triumph. This really was the Golden Generation of Spanish football, and they were a delight to watch. However, when it came to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, they endured the “Defending Champions” curse and were knocked out in the Group Stage, which would have made a mockery of a number of football predictions. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they were eliminated in the Round of 16, but they did not lose a single game in open play.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
Spain’s road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar got off to a poor start with a loss to Sweden, but they put that behind them and managed to qualify with relative ease in the end as group winners. From the eight matches that they played, the won six, drew one, and lost one, scoring 15 goals and conceding just 5 in the process. When it comes to qualifying for big events like the World Cup, Spain have a very good record, winning 87 of the 125 games while scoring 291 goals.
Below are the matches that Spain played in to book their spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar:
|25th March 2021||Spain vs Greece||1-1||Draw|
|28th March 2021||Georgia vs Spain||1-2||Spain|
|31st March 2021||Spain vs Kosovo||3-1||Spain|
|2nd September 2021||Sweden vs Spain||2-1||Sweden|
|5th September 2021||Spain vs Georgia||4-0||Spain|
|8th September 2021||Kosovo vs Spain||0-2||Spain|
|11th November 2021||Greece vs Spain||0-1||Spain|
|14th November 2021||Spain vs Sweden||1-0||Spain|
Spain Players to Watch
Attempting to pick out three class Spain players to keep an eye on at this World Cup is not easy task, but we love a challenge which is why below you can find three key Spanish players to watch in Qatar:
- Pau Torres: The 25-year-old stylish giant is likely to be key for Spain at this World Cup. He is blessed with great positional awareness, and he is also good on the ball – as you would expect from someone playing in the Spanish team. To date he has 19 caps to his name, and he will be looking to increase that by seven in Qatar. He has plenty of La Liga and Champions League experience, so he should not be phased by the talented strikers he will face
- Pedri: Despite being just 19 years of age and only having 14 caps to his name, he has already managed to establish himself as a key player for his country. This is because he has very sound technical ability, can dribble past the best defenders with ease, and can pick a pass. With 63 appearances for Barcelona, it is clear that this kid definitely has a bright footballing future ahead of him
- Ferran Torres: Another Barcelona star that has quality in abundance and is a lethal goalscorer thanks to his exceptional movement that defenders often struggle with. He has been capped 30 times for Spain, and he has found the back of the net on 13 occasions, giving him an impressive strike rate of close to a goal every two games. We would be really surprised if he does not add to his tally at the 2022 World Cup
It might be somewhat surprising to you to hear that Germany are not even in the top ten of the FIFA World Rankings – at present, they sit in 11th. This is down to their disappointing Euro 2020 campaign that saw them knocked out by England in the Round of 16. However, it is fair to say that no teams will be paying much attention to their FIFA rankings when they play Germany because they will know that Germany can destroy anyone when they play to the best of their ability.
No team at the World Cup will want to take on Germany because they boast some of the best players in the world. To add to this, the Germans have always had a winning mentality that they make use of when playing at big competitions such as the World Cup.
Germany World Cup History
If Spain’s World Cup record impressive you, then you might want to take a big breath or something before you carry on reading. Germany have never failed to make it to a World Cup – they decided against entering in 1930, and they were not allowed to play at the 1950 edition because of World War II. Therefore, the 2022 World Cup will be the 20th World Cup that they have played at, and from the 109 games that they have played, they have won 67, drawn 20, and lost 22, which happens to be a European record.
Also, the Germans lifted the Jules Rimet trophy in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014, while they have been the runners-up on four occasions too. Their last performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia was a poor one as they were knocked out in the group stage, so they will be desperate to give their fans something to cheer about this time around.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
At the beginning of their qualifiers, Germany were beaten 2-1 by North Macedonia, which was only their third defeat in 104 qualifiers. From these 104 matches, they have been victorious in 83 of them, scoring a total of 328 goals. However, the Germans did not let this shocking defeat put them down and they won all of their remaining games to finish at the top of their group and qualify automatically for Qatar 2022. Germany was the first European team to qualify for this prestigious competition, and this really was no surprise to anyone who follows football closely.
Below you can see the matches that they played in order to book their spot in Qatar:
|25th March 2021||Germany vs Iceland||3-0||Germany|
|28th March 2021||Romania vs Germany||0-1||Germany|
|31st March 2021||Germany vs North Macedonia||1-2||North Macedonia|
|2nd September 2021||Liechtenstein vs Germany||0-2||Germany|
|5th September 2021||Germany vs Armenia||6-0||Germany|
|8th September 2021||Iceland vs Germany||0-4||Germany|
|8th October 2021||Germany vs Romania||2-1||Germany|
|11th October 2021||North Macedonia vs Germany||0-4||Germany|
|11th November 2021||Germany vs Liechtenstein||9-0||Germany|
|14th November 2021||Armenia vs Germany||1-4||Germany|
Germany Players to Watch
Just like with the Spanish team, German’s national team is full of talented footballers who play in the best and biggest leagues across Europe. We took a while to decide, but below you can find three quality players that we suggest you look out for when you are watching and betting on Germany this winter.
- Kai Havertz: While Havertz has struggled to find his form for Chelsea recently, he is still one of the best players in the German squad. He is that talented that he can play anywhere in the midfield or frontline, and his touch, vision, and eye for goal definitely makes him one to watch. He has been capped 30 times by Germany and has found the net on 10 occasions, which is a great strike-rate when you consider the position that he is usually deployed in
- Thomas Muller: He is 33 years of age, but it seems like he has been around a lot longer than that. At the time of writing, he has picked up 118 caps for Germany and he has 44 goals to his name. This will be his fourth World Cup, and he so far has eight World Cup goals under his belt. We would be really surprised if he did not add to this tally at Qatar 2022
- Armel Bell Kotchap: He has only been capped once, but his recent performances for Saints in the EPL have earned him a call up for the Germany squad. When we have seen him play, he has impressed us a lot with his aggressiveness, power, and raw pace. If he gets plenty of game time in Qatar, it will be very interesting to see how he defends when faced with some of the best footballers in the world
Spain vs Germany Betting Odds
At Betiton we offer our punters a variety of quality WC 2022 betting odds for a wide range of markets. Below you can find the odds that we are offering for two popular types of World Cup bets which are Match Winner and Over/Under 2.5 goals.
|Spain to Win||Germany to Win||Draw|
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
|Over 2.5 Goals||Under 2.5 Goals|
Who Will Win? Spain vs Germany Prediction
As you can see from our World Cup betting odds, there really is nothing to choose between these two nations. This is one of those matches that could go this way or that. Due to the quality that exists on both sides, there is only one way that our Spain vs Germany prediction can go and this is a draw.
Our Spain vs Germany Betting Tips
If you want to place some World Cup predictions on this match, then some World Cup tips that we can provide you with is that you should think about betting on the “Both Teams to Score” market because both teams should find the back of the net with the quality that they have on display. If this online sports betting market does not entice you, then we also recommend that you look at the over 2.5 goals market since goals should not be in short supply.