Spain will take to the field against England at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville on Monday night at the UEFA Nations League 2018 fixture. Also Read - La Liga: Barcelona Crush Villarreal 4-1, Real Madrid Edge Past Athletic Bilbao 1-0
Spain are the table toppers of Group A4, meanwhile, England are still trying to find their form after a 2-1 defeat on Friday night. Also Read - La Liga: Real Madrid go Top of Standings After Beating Real Sociedad 2-1
The Luis Enrique led team are on stunning form after hammering world cup finalists Croatia 6-0 earlier this month and defeating Spain 2-1 in Wembley stadium last week. Also Read - Premier League News: Harry Kane to Start For Tottenham Against Man United, Says Jose Mourinho
The three lions are currently second in the group but the match against Croatia will be a crucial decider when they go head to head next month.
Spain’s recent form (all competitions): WDLWWW
England’s recent form (all competitions): WLLLWD
Here are five players in the match we need to watch out for:
Harry Kane: The England and Tottenham Hotspurs skipper has been consistently firing all cylinders in the past four seasons, he is arguably one of the finest strikers in the world. Spain defenders will have to be at their A-game to stop this one.
Alcacer: He has proved his mettle with the German club Borussia Dortmund, and he is in top form currently. In the last game against Wales, where Spain won 4-1, the striker scored a brace. He will be looking to continue his scintillating form against the three lions.
Sergio Ramos: He is a centre-back but always posses a threat in set-pieces, he has scored a lot of important goals for Real Madrid and Spain. Like Alcacer, he found the net against Wales too. His defensive attributes make him one of the finest centre-backs in the world and it will be interesting to see how he contains England’s, Harry Kane.
Rashford: The Manchester United forward is pacy and his quick legs is a menace for all defenders, he has impressed with Manchester United since his debut, where he scored two goals against Arsenal, and there has been no stopping him since then. A regular starter for his club, he is also one of the best attacking threats for England currently.
De Gea: He is the FIFA World XI goalkeeper in 2018. That conveys what this man is capable of at the goal. He has been absolutely brilliant for Manchester United and will look to impress after a poor world cup campaign.
Asensio: The Real Madrid winger is one of the brightest young prospects for Real Madrid, he has earned his way into Spain starting eleven and he will look to do what he does best- score goals. England full backs will have to be wary of this one, his dribbling skills and scoring abilities are a deadly combination.
Both the teams of Spain and England possess a fair share of quality, all from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, this fixture has the potential to be an absolute blockbuster.
Spain possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Azpilicueta, Macho, Ramos, Alonso; Koke, Busquets, Thiago; Asensio, Rodrigo, Alcacer
England possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Walker, Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell; Maddison, Dier, Barkley; Sterling, Kane, Rashford