Spain vs GermanyUEFA Nations League, KO: 19:45 Nov 17, 2020, Estadio de la Cartuja
INTERNATIONAL giants Spain and Germany go toe-to-toe on Tuesday night in a winner-takes-all Nations League showdown.
Sergio Ramos' squandered two penalties on Saturday night against Switzerland before Spain struck at the death to pinch a point.
Consequently, Group A4 is finely balanced and Luis Enrique's men must-win this matchup if they are to advance to next year's finals.
Germany, meanwhile, are in control of the section and know that they only need a point to book a place in the Nations League finals.
Joachim's Low's side warmed up for this crunch Nations League clash by coming from behind to record a 3-1 win over Ukraine.
That success coupled with Spain's Swiss setback moved Die Mannschaft onto nine points, one ahead of La Roja, who are moving into last chance saloon territory on Tuesday night.
Spain have won each of their last eight home games and a Spanish triumph on Tuesday night is trading at 11/8 with William Hill.
The last two meetings between the two nations have ended all square and repeat here pays 5/2 with BetVictor, while a German success can be backed at 9/5 with the same bookmaker.
History shows that these two heavyweights tend to cancel each other out, with each of the last five meetings producing under 2.5 goals.
With that in mind, as well as the fact that a place in the Nations League finals is at stake, I'm surprised we can get 21/20 (UniBet) on under three goals in Seville.
Indeed, those odds make appeal, however, I'm going to opt for an alternative angle when making use of the Bet 365 Bet Builder feature.
The 20/21 (Bet 365) combination that I like the look of is under four match goals and both teams to collect at least one card during this final make-or-break group match.
Six of Spain's last seven international tussles have generated fewer than three strikes, while three of the Germans last five road trips have all gone under 2.5 goals, and with that in mind I'm happy to add under four match goals to the above-mentioned Bet Builder.
What's more, with a closely-fought encounter expected at the Estadio de la Cartuja I'm also going to add both teams to collect over zero cards to the recommended Bet Builder.
With a place at the Nations League finals up for grabs there's plenty of potential for cynical fouls here and one individual who could be worth considering for a caution is Spanish skipper Sergio Ramos.
The Real Madrid stalwart has obtained a notorious reputation for racking up cards – Ramos is the dirtiest player in Champions League history – and he looks like a nice value bet at 3/1 with PaddyPower to be booked on Tuesday night.
This UEFA Nations League match between Spain and Germany will be played on Nov 17, 2020 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Spain vs Germany prediction.