Spain will complete their preparations for this summer’s European Championships with a friendly against Lithuania in Leganes on Tuesday night.
Spain’s preparations ahead of Euro 2020 have been thrown into disarray, as Sergio Busquets tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. This has forced the entire Spain squad to go into isolation ahead of the start of the Euros next week, with the Under-21 squad facing Lithuania instead.
Spain are undefeated in 22 of their last 23 matches.
Lithuania head into the game fresh off crashing out of the Baltic Cup. Meanwhile, Spain played out an uneventful goalless draw with fellow European powerhouse Portugal.
Lithuania have lost their last five matches.
After a two-month break, Spain returned to action last Thursday, when they played out an uneventful goalless draw with Portugal.
Lithuania, meanwhile, head into this game off the back of a woeful run in the 2021 Baltic Cup.
The northern European nation crashed out in the first round of the competition after consecutive defeats against Latvia and Estonia.
While Lithuania will be aiming to end their poor run of results, they have not picked up a point against Spain since 2004. This will be their best chance of changing that, as they will be facing the U-21 side.
Spain vs Lithuania Predictions:
- Spain have won by 2+ goals in 2 of their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
- Spain have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Lithuania (all competitions).
- Lithuania have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches against Spain (all competitions).
- Lithuania have lost their last 5 matches (all competitions).
- Lithuania have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
Spain have a 5-0 advantage against Lithuania with 1 draw in 6 matches.
Spain have simply been dominant against Lithuania, picking up five wins from their previous six encounters. Lithuania are winless against the hosts, but have managed to force a share of the spoils on one occasion.
They last met back in 2011, when the Spaniards cruised to a comfortable 3-1 victory in the 2012 Euros qualifiers.
Spain lost to Portugal in the semi-final of the UEFA European U-21 Championship last week. The U-21 side will now have a chance to test themselves against senior-level international opposition in Lithuania.
This will be a great chance for Lithuania to earn a result against Spain in what will still be considered a full international fixture.
Spain’s plans for this match and Euro 2020 have been thrown into disarray, but the Under-21s are still full of talent and should have enough to record a victory over Lithuania on Tuesday night.
Spain U21 should be far too strong for Lithuania and win to nil in Leganes.
Our prediction: Spain win @ 1.42