Spain first goalscorer odds: Fringe names to consider

Spain take on Colombia in a friendly match at the London Stadium on Friday. In one of their final fixtures before Euro 2024, it’s a chance for some fringe players to stake their claim for a starting role in Germany and some of those feature in our picks from the Spain first goalscorer odds for this game.

Alvaro Morata is the favourite to open the scoring against the South Americans. He’s also a strong contender to finish the season as the top goalscorer in La Liga, but the experienced striker is not in great form with only one goal in 12 matches for Atletico Madrid. That suggests there may be more likely first goalscorer candidates in Spain’s clash with Colombia.

Lamine Yamal
Lamine Yamal is Spain's youngest ever goalscorer – Photo by Icon Sport

Spain first goalscorer odds vs Colombia: Our picks

Lamine Yamal – 9/1

One player who is in red hot form right now is Lamine Yamal. At just 16, it’s ridiculous that he already feels like an important player for FC Barcelona and he has the potential to be one of the breakout stars at Euro 2024.

While he’s not prolific yet, the teenager has already scored four times in La Liga and became both the youngest player and scorer for the Spanish national team when he netted in the 7-1 thrashing of Georgia back in September.

Luis de la Fuente has not been afraid to pick the youngster who has already won four caps and he may well get another chance to impress from the off in this game.

Nico Williams – 10/1

Nico Williams is another very exciting young wide option that Spain have at their disposal. He’s having an excellent season in a strong Athletic Club side that is pushing hard to qualify for the Champions League.

The 21 year old is both a scorer and creator of goals with 11 goal contributions in total in La Liga this term. The majority of those have been assists with Nico setting up goals for the likes of Gorka Guruzeta, as well as his brother Iñaki for the Basque side.

However Nico Williams certainly also possesses the ability to cut inside from his flank and bend the ball into the back of the net and he’s already scored twice in 11 appearances for the national team.

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Alex Grimaldo has scored nine times in the Bundesliga this term – Photo by Icon Sport

Alex Grimaldo – 12/1

There are plenty of players hoping to stake a claim over the next few days for Spain, however none have had to wait quite as long for this kind of opportunity as Alex Grimaldo.

Now 28, the left-back excelled for Benfica over a number of years but only made his international debut earlier this season with a summer move to what has proven to be a very successful Bayer Leverkusen side helping to raise his profile.

Grimaldo should earn just his second cap in this match and having scored an incredible nine Bundesliga goals from left-back this term, he’s someone not to be disregarded when it comes to the Spain first goalscorer odds for this match.

Fabian Ruiz – 20/1

There are few certainties in the Spain eleven that will kick off the Euros in a few months time, but Manchester City’s Rodri is one with the 27 year old sure to anchor the midfield. Either side of him, there’s competition for places and Fabian Ruiz is a strong candidate who may well start in London on Friday.

The PSG man has only scored once for his country and is not a prolific scorer but with the likes of Pedri and Gavi absent from this squad due to injury, he may get more licence to roam forwards than normal. That should only increase the chances of him scoring in this game.

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Dani Carvajal has chipped in with four La Liga goals this term – Photo by Icon Sport

Dani Carvajal – 33/1

As far as outside Spain first goalscorer bets go, Dani Carvajal may be worth considering. He’s available at very long odds to open the scoring against Colombia which is perhaps slightly surprising given the kind of season he’s had at Real Madrid.

The right-back has frequently got into the penalty area and got attempts away at goal, scoring four times in La Liga with his latest strike just last weekend against Osasuna.

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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.