Spain vs Northern Ireland prediction, odds & betting tips – 08/06/2024

spain vs northern ireland prediction
Liverpool's Conor Bradley celebrates scoring the winner against Scotland – Photo by Icon Sport

Spain play their final game before Euro 2024 against Northern Ireland in Mallorca on Saturday. Our Spain vs Northern Ireland prediction considers whether Michael O'Neill’s side are capable of springing a surprise.

Spain vs Northern Ireland prediction: La Roja to win to nil

Key stats

  • Our Spain vs Northern Ireland betting tips take into account that the visitors have let in just one goal in their last three internationals, all of which were against teams heading for Euro 2024.
  • La Roja have won seven of their nine matches in the 2023/24 season.
  • There has been just one defeat for Spain in their last 22 friendly matches.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Spain the red hot favourites

  • HOME: 1/9 (1.11) – 90.0%
  • DRAW: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.1%
  • AWAY: 25/1 (26.00) – 3.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The hosts are the massive favourites according to the Spain vs Northern Ireland odds with an implied probability of 90.0% that they win this one.

Spain come into the game following a 5-0 friendly win over Andorra with a number of fringe players getting minutes and Mikel Oyarzabal netting a hat-trick.

Northern Ireland meanwhile were last in action in March with a solitary goal from Conor Bradley sealing a surprise 1-0 friendly win at Hampden Park against Scotland.

For more of the latest football picks, today’s betting tips feature some of the best bets from this week’s action.

Last five H2Hs: Northern Ireland hoping to recreate famous wins

Our Spain vs Northern Ireland prediction suggests it’ll be a sixth win in eight meetings for the Spanish. However there are happy memories of this fixture for Northern Irish fans, most of whom will remember their 3-2 victory in a Euro 2008 qualifier in Belfast, if not their famous 1982 World Cup win over La Roja.

Spain preview: Stars to rotate in

Luis de la Fuente went with an experimental lineup against Andorra but is expected to recall most of his likely starters at Euro 2024 here. Real Madrid’s Nacho, Dani Carvajal and Joselu are all available having missed the Andorra game following the Champions League final.

Predicted Lineup: Simon (GK), Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Grimaldo, Rodri, Merino, Lamine Yamal, Olmo, Nico Williams & Morata

Euro 2024 15/06/24

W

Croatia

Croatia

0

Spain

Spain

3

International Match 08/06/24

W

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

Spain

Spain

5

International Match 05/06/24

W

Andorra

Andorra

0

Spain

Spain

5

International Match 26/03/24

D

Brazil

Brazil

3

Spain

Spain

3

International Match 22/03/24

L

Colombia

Colombia

1

Spain

Spain

0

Northern Ireland preview: Damage limitation job likely

We’re likely to see a similar defensive set-up to the team that won in Scotland. However there will be personnel changes with neither Ali McCann nor Paddy McNair in this squad.

Predicted Lineup: Peacock-Farrell (GK), Hume, Ballard, Evans, Toal, Lewis, Bradley, Thompson, Charles, Price & Reid

International Match 11/06/24

W

Andorra

Andorra

0

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

2

International Match 08/06/24

L

Spain

Spain

5

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

Others 30/04/24

D

Wales

Wales

0

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

International Match 26/03/24

W

Scotland

Scotland

0

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

International Match 22/03/24

D

Romania

Romania

1

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

Player to watch – Lamine Yamal

Exciting teenager Lamine Yamal didn’t feature against Andorra but he’s likely to start here ahead of what could be the summer he fully announces himself on the international stage as one of the breakout youngsters at Euro 2024. The 16 year old chipped in with five goals and five assists this term for Barca in La Liga.

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Lamine Yamal in action against Brazil in March – Photo by Icon Sport

A talented dribbler

Lamine Yamal has already given a host of established full backs the run-around and was explosive in Spain’s recent friendly against Brazil. He averaged 1.9 dribbles per game in the Spanish top flight this season.


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.