As of writing, the current SG odds for Spain to win Group E is 1.92. Spain might not have the same firepower as before, but the “La Roja” remains dangerous for any opponent. The Spanish side has a great chance to top its group if passing and creativity click for them. Their strong midfield has helped them break down defences and create scoring chances, causing trouble for opponents.
However, Spain’s bid to top Group E comes with an adversary in Germany. After their early exit in FIFA 2018, the “Nationalelf” under new coach Hansi Flick looks to bounce back, and his men have the offence to do so. The Germans scored 36 times in the European qualifiers, and if Flick’s men can do the same in FIFA 2022, winning the group is imminent.
Grouped alongside world powerhouses, Japan has slim chances of gaining group leadership. Despite this, the Samurai Blue can pull off miracles, given the experience gained by their players playing in European leagues. Bettors must also remember how close the Japanese squad is to beating Belgium last 2018 in the Round of 16. The 3-2 defeat only shows their ability to score upsets.
Costa Rica might be the least favourite to win Group E per M8Bet, but bettors must not count them out already. Bettors must learn from the past performance of the “Los Ticos”. In 2014, the “Los Ticos” unprecedentedly topped Group D, including Uruguay, England, and Italy, which was that time’s “Group of Death”.