Spain World Cup Odds

Claudio Fortuna

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Spain will head into this World Cup with renewed confidence after a great run in Euro 2020 that saw them knocked out at the semi-finals, agonizingly on penalties by the eventual victors Italy.

Their world-beating squad of the late 2000s won three major tournaments in a row, taking home two European Championships and a World Cup, but since then they have struggled somewhat to return to their former glories.

Their last two World Cup runs were pretty dire by their scintillating standards, getting knocked out in the round of 16 in 2018 and failing to escape their group in 2014.

Since then, Luis Enrique has helped to bring Spain back onto a path of success, taking them to the semi-final of Euro 2020 and working to nurture a bright young team for the future.

They are again playing the attractive Spanish football of years gone by and will feel this World Cup could be their return to glory.

Spain Team Odds To Win World Cup

This time around, Spain finds themselves as the joint-fourth favourites to take home another World Cup trophy at 15/2 (+750).

Though behind some fantastic teams in France, Brazil, and Argentina, they certainly have a good chance of being involved at the business end.

Though La Roja’s current team doesn’t compare with their previous unstoppable line-ups, they have a good balance of hardy experience and some of the best young talents in world football.

They make a formidable force that should trouble any team they come up against.

Spain has been drawn with Germany, Japan, and Costa Rica in their World Cup.

Though it is a group from which they will expect to proceed, Japan and Germany are not easy opponents by any stretch.

Despite the challenge, Spain should still manage to qualify for the knockout stages and is priced at 10/11 (-110) to win the group

To advance out of Group E they are priced at odds of 1/12 (-1200).

The 2010 winners are 11/4 (+275) to be knocked out at the quarter-final stage, 5/1 (+500) to go out in the semis, while they are 15/2 (+750) to be finished as runners-up.

How To Bet On Spanish Team In Qatar

Spain was the last World Cup winner in 2010 so have proven they’ve got what it takes to go the distance.

As a result, you may want to place a few bets on the Spanish through the tournament or in certain matches.

Football, however, has a bucketload of bets to wager on so first things first, it’s crucial to know when to place the right bets and at what time.

It’s vital to know how each betting market functions to maximise your chances of winning, so here’s a list of some of the more popular bets to watch out for when betting on Spain in Qatar.

Player Prop Bets

During a Spain game, you may want to place a bet on Ferran Torres if you’ve been impressed with his recent form.

You could therefore bet on Torres to open the scoring for the Spanish against Costa Rica, which would be a player prop bet.

These are bets based on a player’s performance during a game.

Team Prop Bets

While you may want to bet on Ferran Torres for one game, in another you might wish to focus on Spain themselves.

This would count as a team prop bet, which is bets around a team’s performance during a game, though not necessarily the result of the match.

Spain beating Costa Rica 3-0 is an example of a team prop bet.

Asian Handicap

Asian handicap bets bring the odds closer together by offering a handicap to one team.

This means they are effectively given a virtual head start and are led by a certain number of goals ahead of kick-off.

With Spain being favourites to beat Costa Rica, Spain’s handicap might be two and a half goals, so they would be on -2.5 goals and Costa Rica on +2.5 goals.

You could then either bet on Spain to register a victory with a -2.5 goal handicap or Costa Rica to do the same with a +2.5 goal handicap.

If Spain could only win the game 3-1 and you bet on them to win with the handicap, you would lose the bet.

Goal Lines

If heading into Spain’s game against Germany at the World Cup you were expecting there to be a number of goals, you may choose to place a goal lines bet.

This enables you to bet on the total number of goals that will be scored in a match.

You could, for example, bet on over 4.5 goals to be scored in total between Spain and Germany.

Totals Bets

A totals bet lets you bet over or under on the number of goals to be scored in a match predicted by the bookmaker.

During a Spain game against Germany at the World Cup, for example, a bookmaker may project there to be four goals scored across the 90 minutes.

You are then able to bet on whether you think there will be more or less than the projected total scored.

How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet On Spain

You’ve thought about the sort of bets you might want to place on Spain, so now it’s time to sign up with an online bookmaker and start wagering.

You may want to have a look around to see which bookmakers are offering the best value before registering an account.

Once you’ve signed up with your chosen bookmaker and have your Spain bet in mind, such as Ferran Torres to open the scoring against Japan, you should add the bet to your online betting slip and then place it.

Here are five simple steps to help you do just that:

  1. Decide upon the odds you want to bet on, select them, and then ‘add’ to your betting slip which you’ll find on screen.
  2. Fill in the amount of money you want to wager in the relevant box.
  3. Ensure you deposit the correct amount into your account before moving any further.
  4. You can now click the ‘place bet’ button or similar. You will be provided with confirmation via your on-screen betting slip.
  5. Keep an eye on your betting slip as you might also be offered ‘cash out’ options before the match is finished.

Spain Team Overview For Qatar

Though Spain isn’t at the heights of the last decade, they have now built a team that will compete with any nation in the world.

They have never been short of quality and have a boundless pool of talent from which to extract players, most of whom play for the best clubs in the world.

They will be fancied by many to go deep in the competition and certainly have the players to compete with the best.

It remains to be seen if they will turn up this year after they were knocked out in the round of 16 to Russia at the last World Cup.

But it must be said, an in-form Spain is something every football fan wants to witness.

Their relaxed passing and the tiki-taka style that dominated national football in the late 2000s is what all the top managers in the world aim to replicate.

A thriving Spain brings beauty to the sport and will light up Qatar if they are on their game.

Key Football Players

As mentioned, Spain has no shortage of top-quality players from which to choose.

Their squad is made up of the remnants of their World Cup-winning side of 2010 and the new generation of players who have yet to experience international glory.

One might feel this situation could create unbalance within the squad, but it appears Luis Enrique has been on the ball and found a way to compose harmony within the dressing room and coordinate a dynamic structure.

Spain’s attack is perhaps the weak point of the team and could be the reason we haven’t seen them challenging for major honours for some time.

It’s likely to consist of Ferran Torres and Alvaro Morata – good players, yet not world beaters, and two key men in Spain’s challenge in 2022.

Spain’s midfield, though, is one of the best in the world.

The three to look out for are defensive midfielders Rodri, Sergio Busquets, and the super suave Thiago Alcantara.

They also possess two of the most gifted young players in world football currently – Pedri and Gavi – both of whom will certainly make more of a mark than just the odd substitute appearance. 

The defence isn’t bad either with the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, and Aymeric Laporte fighting it out for a place at the back.

Defensive stalwarts Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba will also more than likely be named in the squad. Their experience in winning could prove critical in helping inspire the younger players.

Injury List

Spain currently have no injuries to worry about as they seek to claim their second World Cup.

Coaching & Technical Staff

Spain is managed by Luis Enrique, who won nine trophies in his time at Barcelona, including the Treble in 2015.

A former Spain international, Enrique has also coached at Roma and Celta Vigo, while he has been linked with some of the biggest jobs in football, including the Manchester United job earlier in the year.

Enrique is supported by some of the best coaching staff in the world in Rafael Pol and Juanjo Gonzalez.

Together Spain’s coaching set-up has been working wonders with the younger players of the Spain squad, bringing them up to speed with their attacking possession-based tactics.

Spain Team Road To Qatar

Winning all but two of their World Cup qualifiers, Spain had a comfortable qualification process, topping Group B, and will hope to match that form in Qatar.

Four and five-nil wins over Georgia and Iceland were highlights of the campaign, and results showed the Spanish are coming to the boil nicely ahead of the tournament.

Spain did not start their qualifying campaign the way they would have liked, though, drew a tepid match with Greece 1-1.

They did win the next two games with victories over Kosovo and Georgia, but not with the high scoreline that other top nations have had in the past.

They then went on to lose to Sweden in what was a fantastic 2-1 win for the Scandinavian side before wrapping up their qualifiers with a victory in the reverse fixture, winning 1-0.

Spain’s World Cup History

Spain, who made it to the quarter-finals in their very first World Cup appearance in 1934, has regularly featured in the world’s premier football tournament.

They have taken part in 15 out of the 21 previous World Cup tournaments that have been played to date and made it to five quarter-finals while winning the famous trophy in 2010.

That win in 2010 topped off a golden era for Spanish football as Andres Iniesta scored in the 116th minute to beat the Netherlands.

They won every other game but the very first when they lost to Switzerland, overcoming Germany in the semi-finals of the competition and a robust Dutch side in the final.

Spain also won two European Championship competitions in a row in 2008 and 2012 when they beat Germany 1-0 and Italy 4-0 in the finals, asserting themselves as one of the most dominant national teams of recent years.

The 2014 World Cup, however, was a shock to Spaniards and football fans alike with the favourites dropping out at the group stage, losing to Netherlands 5-1 in their opening fixture after going 1-0 up.

Spain then lost to Chile and a 3-0 victory over Australia wasn’t enough to take them to the knockout stages to defend their title.

Spanish Fans

Spain is another country with fantastic fans.

It is a common belief within the nation that Spain is the superior footballing country, so it is certain that their fans will be out in force, spurring their team on.

With the two most successful clubs in world football playing in La Liga, arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, fans will have to get on in the stands if they want to see success on the pitch.

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