Brazil v Spain Odds
Betting, Odds and Analysis on Brazil v Spain
This site looks at the past matches between Brazil and Spain, the history, stats and trends from matches between the teams. Each time there is a Brazil v Spain match we will also look at all the Brazil Spain odds and betting opportunities on the match.
For the purposes of clarity in these stats, Brazils score is placed first in all games. For the result - this is the winner of the match including extra time and penalties where applicable. For friendlies or non knockout matches this can be a draw.
|27/5/1934||Italy||1-3||World Cup 1st Rnd||Spain|
|13/07/1950||Brazil||6-1||World Cup 2nd Group||Brazil|
|06/06/1962||Chile||2-1||World Cup Group Stage||Brazil|
|07/06/1978||Argentina||0-0||World Cup Group Stage||Draw|
|01/06/1986||Mexico||1-0||World Cup Group Stage||Brazil|
Surprisingly just eight games between these two great footballing nations with five of those eight matches taking place at the World Cup, although never in a straight knock-out situation.
Just three friendlies between Brazil and Spain, the last being a 0-0 draw in Vigo in 1999.
As outlined above, Brazil have played Spain five times at the World Cup between 1934 and 1986 and the scores in those games looks like this:
Brazil = Three wins
Spain = One win
Draws = One
Spain have not beaten Brazil in competition since their first meeting in the 1934 World Cup in Italy where they were the comfortable 3-1 winners. This was only the second ever World Cup and the first time Brazil had played in competition in Europe.
Spain had to wait fifty-six years to record their next (and only other) win over Brazil when successful in a friendly in Gijon in 1990
With so little recent data to work on its hard to be confident that either side has an advantage and if we look at the games since the World Cup in 1978 there have been a total of five games with two wins for Brazil, one win for Spain and two draws so there appears very little between these teams in recent years as well.
The two teams looked destined to play each other in the final of the 2009 Confederations Cup but while Brazil made it to the final after beating South Africa, Spain slipped up against the USA and so we were denied the chance of seeing the top team in Europe play the kings of South America and provide us with a vital recent formguide.
Brazil 6 Spain 1
In the 1950 World Cup the four initial group winners advanced to a second group with the winner of that group lifting the trophy
Spain had cruised their initial group defeating USA, Chile and England to record maximum points. Home nation Brazil had had to work harder to qualify for the next stage with defeats of Mexico and Yugoslavia but only managing a draw against Switzerland.
The final group saw Brazil and Spain joined by Uruguay and Sweden. Spain held the eventual winners of the tournament Uruguay to a 2-2 draw in their opening group game but Brazil overwhelmed Sweden 7-1. This set up what looked a tight game between Brazil and Spain but the home support of 152,000 people in the Maracana Stadium must have done the trick for Brazil and they were 3-0 at half-time before going on to record a thumping 6-1 victory over the Spanish.
200,000 people packed back to the Maracana to see the defining game of the final group, Uruguay v Brazil, and the packed crowd obviously expected a home win after their teams demolition of the two European teams in the final group. But it was not to be and despite taking an early lead Brazil lost out 2-1 to Uruguay and so it proved that the late point Uruguay had achieved against Spain proved the decisive factor in winning the 1950 World Cup with Uruguay winning the group (and the Cup) by just one point. So perhaps Brazil have not forgiven Spain for helping them lose the 1950 World Cup!
The first meeting between these two teams and a comfortable victory for Spain.
This match highlighted the struggle the South American teams had at the 1934 World Cup with all eight quarter-finals places going to European teams, although previous champions Uruguay refused to defend their title as a protest to the lack of European teams who contended the 1930 World Cup.
This South American protest continued into the 1938 World Cup in France with Brazil being the only South American team to participate.
The great Brazil team of 1986 included the likes of Julio Cesar, Edinho, Careca, Zico and the only goalscorer in this game, Socrates.
This was the opening game of Group D and would most likely determine who go through as group winners. And so it proved with both teams managing wins over the other members of the group, Algeria and Northern Ireland
Brazil and Spain looked as if they could go on to meet again in the final but it was not to be as both teams eventually met defeat at the hands of penalties in the quarter-finals – Brazil in an epic encounter with France where Michel Platini was at his imperious best and Spain lost out in another close affair with Belgium.
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