Thu. May 26th, 2022

Both Spain and Georgia have lost their last two games, but that doesn’t say anything about their comparative qualities. Spain was unfortunate to not win against Italy in penalties and recently lost to Sweden in the midweek to make it 180 minutes without winning a game. On the other hand, Georgia was thrashed 3-0 by the Netherlands in June but was much better in the 1-0 defeat to Kosovo, which they could have at least drawn.

With no meetings in the last two decades, there is no history between the two sides, and Georgia would be pleased about it. Spain is expected to dominate against the Georgian midfield, which is the latter’s weak link at the moment. But 5 of the last 6 opponents have scored against La Furia Roja, which Luis Enrique would be aching to change with this tie.

Spain is even second to Sweden in the Qualification Group B, which is unlike their real standards. It also is a scare as they may be handed a tough group in Qatar next year. Georgia is sitting last in the group, conceding 5 goals in 4 games and with no wins to their name. This should be men against boys when the two sides meet on Sunday.