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Bet of the day: Spain to sink Romania to nil in Cluj clash

| 27.03.2016

Holly Thackeray | March 27, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Spain have won five of their last six fixtures to nil
  • La Roja have leaked four goals in their past 10
  • Super stopper David De Gea in fine form

Spain superb 7/4 to beat Romania to nil

Coral have selected another sublime wager for over the international break, picking out Sunday’s sensational friendly scuffle between Romania and reigning European champions Spain.

Vicente del Bosque’s boys are being offered in a majestic match special of 7/4 (maximum stake £20) to beat opponents Romania to nil in their Cluj-based contest.

Read on to find out why we reckon La Roja will triumph against the Tricolour team without their rearguard conceding…

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La Roja on divine defensive run

Euro kings Spain have warmed up to the defence of their throne in France with just four strikes sneaking into La Roja nets in the previous 10 fixtures.

Defiant Del Bosque has his defence locked down, with the Spaniards winning five of their last six frays to nil – something that has become a hallmark of the tidy, possession-savvy side.

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With decorated defenders such as Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Juanfran in the squad it is no surprise that World Cup-winning coach Del Bosque runs a tight ship.

Goalkeepers galore

While, whoever plays in net against Romania, Spain are sure to field a top notch post protector, with both experienced Iker Casillas and world class David de Gea competing for that coveted number one spot. Sevilla stopper Sergio Rico also happens to be a pretty handy option to have as third choice.

Last time out versus Italy, diligent De Gea, who has kept five international clean sheets in eight, was between the sticks and praised after the match for preserving a draw with his top stops.

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The Manchester United goalie has pulled off a number of spectacular saves for his club this campaign and looks to be carrying those show stopping maneuvers over to his country now.

Del Bosque decision

Speaking after the Azzurri encounter, Del Bosque said: “We selected De Gea because this was an important game, just as Sunday’s match is. We chose him to do his duty and he showed confidence and efficiency. We are delighted that David has done so well.

“De Gea and Casillas are good. We have absolute confidence in our two goalkeepers. We have goalkeepers in good condition and we will not enter into comparisons,” continued the coach.

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While, Porto keeper Casillas has completed 12 shut outs for the Dragons this season in all competitions and a superb 70 in his Spain career that spans around 168 appearances. Who is picked to defend the net is an enviable conundrum to have and why Spain seem such value at 7/4 (max stake £20) to win to nil against minnows Romania.


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.