Spain v Czech Republic tips – La Roja set to fire on all cylinders

La Roja set to fire on all cylinders



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Betting Tip: Spain -1.00 @ 5/4 with ladbrokes

Spain have not traditionally been fast starters at major tournaments, especially in recent times. Their successful 2010 World Cup triumph opened with a 1-0 reverse against Switzerland, while the Euro 2012 victory started with a 1-1 draw against Italy.

Then came 2014 where La Roja simply couldn’t recover from a mauling at the hands of the Netherlands, with the 5-1 defeat leading to a group exit that few had predicted.

There was plenty of rejoicing when “boring” Spain were eliminated two years ago, although they are back and still managed by Vicente del Bosque, with the wily manager ready to go for a third successive European Championship triumph.

The style of play will remain the same, with Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets two of the midfield generals who will be joined by the likes of Cesc Fabregas, David Silva and Pedro.

There seems a dearth of quality forwards in the squad, although Alvaro Morata could play his part and Nolito has impressed for Celta Vigo this term.

Del Bosque can still call upon a clutch of excellent players and the defensive area isn’t too shabby thanks to Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos in front of David de Gea.

Therefore, an opening win should occur against a Czech Republic side who don’t have a player that would be considered for the Spain squad with the exception of Petr Cech.

The Czechs are likely to spend a lot of this game on the back foot and they conceded enough goals (14) during qualifying to suggest that Spain can probe away and win this game with something to spare.

Betting Tip: Spain -1.00 @ 5/4 with ladbrokes

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