ESP vs WAL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Wales vs Spain Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
ESP vs WAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
With nothing substantial riding on these kinds of matches, and the club managers moaning about unwarranted intrusion of sorts, and also holding their breath for their superstars to return unscathed from national duties, the International Friendlies will always be seen as the unwanted and unpolished version of competitive football- bereft of any glamour.
However, sometimes the so-called drab affairs could evoke the elements of superiority in the friendlies and when two superstars of Gareth Bale’s and Sergio Ramos’ magnitude are on the same pitch and standing against each other, it’s a battle worth spending your time on.
Wales are hosts at their fortress Millennium Stadium and Spain are travelling almost at their full strength for this match.
Both the countries are being led by new managers; Ryan Giggs has been assigned the task to develop Wales, while the former Barcelona player and the manager, Luis Enrique, is pulling the string for the La Roja.
In term of the history and the pedigree of both these football nations, it ’s a mismatch on paper, and the form of both these teams also gives us a slight hint that for the hosts, it could be a long exercise to keep things on a respectable perch.
The 2010 World Cup Champions started their Luis-Enrique-era with a bang. The first match saw them winning 2-1 at the Wembley against an in-form English side, the scoreline completely flattered to deceive the Three-Lions. While the 6-0 thrashing of 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia was a sign of things returning to their normal state of affairs in Spanish Football.
With Pique and Iniesta retiring from International football, Diego Costa missing that match and Koke, Bartra, Alba, and Sergi Roberto, all not part of the last match-day squad due to different reasons, a win over Croatia by that score-line wasn't expected, and it only narrows down the notion that the La Rosa are a sinking ship.
For Wales, it's all about building for the future. Indeed, there is an immense talent in the team with Liverpool's teen sensations Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson look destined for great things in the future.
When: October 12, 12:15 AM, IST
Where: Millennium Stadium
Recent form (Last six matches)
Wales– D W L D W L
Spain – D W D L W W
ESP vs WAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Here is the ESP vs WAL Dream11 team news and injuries
Wales vs Spain Team News:
Wales: Superstar Gareth Bale hasn't trained all week due to a persistent groin injury and is a big doubt for this clash. Teammate and Burnley striker, Sam Vokes has been quite vocal about Gareth's importance to Wales squad but also insisted that the team is equipped with enough talent to stand and be counted in the absence of their most important player.
The overall set up of the team is almost the same compare to the last international fixture with Giggs making only two changes to his squad this time around. Jazz Richards and George Thomas are the two new faces, replacing Joe Ledley and Tom Lockyer who have withdrawn through injuries.
The rest of the squad remains same-
Here is the full Wales squad for the games against Spain and Republic of Ireland –
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, and Adam Davies
Defenders: Ashley Williams, James Chester, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Connor Roberts, Christopher Mepham, Jazz Richards, Ethan Ampadu, Paul Dummett, Declan John
Midfielders: Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, David Brooks, Matthew Smith
Forwards: Gareth Bale, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence, Sam Vokes, George Thomas, Tyler Roberts
Spain: For the three times European Champions, Diego Costa remains an absentee. However, this time the former Chelsea forward has withdrawn from the squad due to a niggling thigh injury, unlike the last time around when the Atletico Madrid forward pulled out due to some undisclosed and personal reasons.
Right-back Dani Carvajal and fellow Real Madrid star Isco, both have been ruled out from the double-header against the British teams. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez is also not a part of the squad.
Jordi Alba's continuous absence remains a mystery, but Luis Enrique has more than an adequate replacement in Marcos Alonso to fill the unwanted void.
Also, the trio of Marca Bartra, Koke and Borussia Dortmund's red-hot in-form striker Paco Alcacer have been recalled to the squad.
Sergi Roberto is a long-term absentee.
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pau Lopez.
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Raul Albiol, Nacho Fernandez, Sergio Ramos, Marc Bartra, Jonny Castro, Marcos Alonso, Jose Gaya.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Koke, Saul Niguez, Thiago Alcantara, Dani Ceballos.
Forwards: Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Alvaro Morata, Suso, Rodrigo Moreno, Paco Alcacer.
ESP vs WAL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Wales– Wayne Hennessey (GK); Gunter, Mepham, Williams, Davies; Allen, Ampadu; Woodburn, Brooks, Lawrence; Vokes
Spain– de Gea (GK); Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nacho Fernandez, Marcos Alonso, Sergio Busquets; Saul Niguez, Thiago; Iago Aspas, Rodrigo, Asensio.
Wales– Woodburn, Vokes
Spain – Asensio, Busquets
ESP vs WAL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Even if a certain player in Gareth Bale replenishes all his strength in time and starts the game, a home win is highly unlikely. For Ryan Giggs, this game should be a much-needed rehearsal for a more serious and an important match against the Republic of Ireland in the UEFA Nations League which will be next-in-line after this friendly fixture.
A Spain win or a draw (this too, a distant result) is our prediction.
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