Spain are looking to make it five wins in a row against Italy in their friendly match in Bari.
The reigning European and World champions have recorded victories against Venezuela, the USA, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Columbia so far this year and are 23/20 favourites to continue this run against the Azzurri.
However, with a number of big-name players missing from Spain’s squad the Italians could yet emerge with a morale-boosting win ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Slovenia in September.
Spain’s Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Cesc Fabregas, Carlos Marchena, Sergio Ramos and midfield lynchpin Xavi are all set to miss the encounter.
This makes Italy to win a more attractive bet at odds of 11/5, while a draw is available at odds of 23/10.
That said, the strength in depth at coach Vicente del Bosque’s disposal means the Spain team is still likely to look impressive on paper.
For not only will Del Bosque have the likes of Fernando Torres, David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Iker Casillas, Pedro and Sergio Busquets to call on, but new Barcelona sensation Thiago Alcantara is in line to make his debut for the senior national team.
After playing a starring role in Spain U21s’ European Championship success earlier this summer, Thiago has continued his good form for Barcelona as the Catalan giants work their way towards full fitness ahead of the new Spanish league season.
The 20-year-old midfielder has not only caught the eye as a playmaker, but he has also been among the goals having record strikes against Internacional, Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the last couple of weeks.
With Spain’s squad still packed full of quality despite the unavailability of some key players, a win for the number one side in the world remains the most likely option.
Indeed, with the last four of Spain’s games containing more than three goals, the best bet could be on there being at least 2.5 goals scored tomorrow at odds of 6/5.
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Spain have also bagged three first-half goals in each of their last two matches, making them good bets to score the first goal before the interval at odds of 3/2.
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