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Georgia v Spain: Back dangerous Dani to shine

Spain forward Dani Olmo
Spain's Dani Olmo has been ripping it up for RB Leipzig

After picking four winners in a row, Kevin Hatchard's looking to extend that streak by backing Spain to thrive in Georgia.


Georgia v Spain
Friday 8 September, 17:00
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We had to be patient, but a corner in the final minute of stoppage time landed our Bet Builder, as RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko played a starring role in Slovenia's 4-2 win over Northern Ireland.

We'll stick with the EURO 2024 qualifiers and head to Georgia, because Spain are the visitors to Eastern Europe.

Spain coach Luis de la Fuente has had a mixed time since taking over from Luis Enrique. A timid defeat against Scotland at Hampden Park sent alarm bells jangling, but the subsequent lifting of the Nations League trophy courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Croatia eased those concerns.

However, former youth boss de La Fuente has been under fire again recently, as he apologised for clapping disgraced federation president Luis Rubiales. De la Fuente's contrition was delayed and unconvincing, but at least he has been contrite, unlike his boss.

With Scotland top of the group with four wins out of four, La Roja don't have much margin for error, as they scramble for at least the runners-up spot. They are currently a point behind Georgia, although the Iberians have a game in hand.

Georgia have a superstar in Napoli winger Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, and he has scored an impressive ten goals in just 22 internationals. Having helped the Partenpoei win the Scudetto in Italy, the 22-year-old is recognised as a rising star.

Willy Sagnol's team has managed a win, a draw and a defeat so far. Impressively, Georgia are unbeaten in their last seven home games in all competitions, and that sequence includes a 2-0 win over Sweden.

For Spain, Dani Olmo is a player to watch, as he is in the form of his life for RB Leipzig. He has delivered five goals in his first four competitive appearances of the season, including a superb hat-trick in a 3-0 Supercup win at Bayern Munich.

I'll back Spain to win, Olmo to have a shot on target and Over 1.5 Goals on the Sportsbook's Bet Builder at 1.9520/21. There have been at least two goals in 19 of Spain's last 25 internationals. That's also true of 19 of Georgia's last 25 games.

Back Spain to win, Over 1.5 Goals and Dani Olmo to have 1+ shots on target at 1.9520/21

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