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Spain U21 vs Lithuania Predictions & Tips
- Spain U21 vs Lithuania predictions for Tuesday’s international friendly
- The match is being played at 7.45pm BST at Estadio Municipal de Butarque
- Spain U21 have won 7 of their last 10 matches
- Preview, stats, squads & team news
Spain U21 have won 8 of their last 10 matches (Getty Images)
Spain vs Lithuania Predictions
Spain's preparations have been thrown into turmoil with Sergio Busquets testing positive for Covid-19. Spain's U21 side will play instead with Luis de la Fuente's side set to prove their worth against Lithuania.
- Spain U21 have won by 8 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
- Spain U21 have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 10 matches (all competitions).
- Lithuania have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches against Spain (all competitions).
- Lithuania have lost their last 5 matches (all competitions).
- Lithuania have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
Spain U21 are taking on Lithuania for the first time.
Spain U21 Form
Spain U21 have won eight of their last 10 matches. They reached the knockout rounds of the European U21 Championship which was played last week.
La Rojita Beat Croatia 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Javi Puado came off the bench to score both goals, including the winner in the 110th minute.
Spain U21 dominated most of the semi-final against Portugal but suffered a 1-0 defeat. Cucurella hit the post but it was Jorge Cuenca with an unlucky own goal that decided the match.
Spain U21 Squad
Goalkeepers: Álvaro Fernández, Josep Martínez, Iñaki Peña
Defenders: Adrià Pedrosa, Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Óscar Gil, Alejandro Francés, Juan Miranda, Óscar Mingueza
Midfielders: Martín Zubimendi, Fran Beltrán, Gonzalo Villar, Marc Cucurella, Jon Moncayola, Manu García, Oihan Sancet
Forwards: Abel Ruiz, Brahim Díaz, Javi Puado, Bryan Gil, Fer Niño, Yeremi Pino
Lithuania have lost their last five matches. Valdas Urbonas’s side started 2021 with a 4-0 defeat against Kosovo in an international friendly.
Lithuania lost their opening two World Cup Qualifiers. They lost 1-0 in Switzerland and 2-0 against Italy after conceding the second goal in added time.
Lithuania have lost both matches in the Baltic Cup. They lost 1-0 at home against Estonia before a 3-1 defeat in Latvia. Paulius Golubickas equalised in the 67th minute but it wasn’t enough in Riga.
Lithuania Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Tomas Švedkauskas, Titas Krapikas, Deividas Mikelionis
Defenders: Saulius Mikoliūnas (Captain), Egidijus Vaitkūnas, Edvinas Girdvainis, Rolandas Baravykas, Markas Beneta, Vytas Gašpuitis, Linas Mėgelaitis, Sigitas Olberkis
Midfielders: Arvydas Novikovas, Donatas Kazlauskas, Ovidijus Verbickas, Justas Lasickas, Deimantas Petravičius, Domantas Šimkus, Martynas Dapkus, Paulius Golubickas, Tautvydas Eliošius, Karolis Šilkaitis
Forwards: Fedor Černych, Karolis Laukžemis, Edgaras Dubickas
Centre back Saulius Mikoliūnas captains the side. The 37-year-old has earned 95 international caps.
Arvydas Novikovas has scored 12 international goals with Fedor Černych scoring nine goals.