Italy v Greece Tips & Predictions
12th October 2019 – 19:45
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Match Preview & Team News
Italy missed out on the last couple of big tournaments, but they are set for a glorious return in the next year’s European Championship. Azzurri are cruising their way to the top of the qualifying group J. They have a perfect record of six wins in six games and are six points clear off second-placed Finland at the moment.
Roberto Mancini’s men have already defeated the Finnish team twice in the campaign, meaning a true miracle should happen for them to be dropped out from the top of the group ladder. The Italians will get a great chance to record yet another victory on Saturday evening when they play host to Greece at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The visitors are going through tough times in this qualifying campaign. They are not pulling up any trees and sit fifth in the ladder with five points from six matches. Ethniki are on a terrible spell of form as they lost four and drew one of the last five games (four qualifiers and one friendly). The lone draw came last month against minnows Liechtenstein (1-1 in Athens).
The Dutch manager Johannes van ‘t Schip decided to leave his best players out in the remaining part of the qualification campaign. Greece will thus travel to Italy without the likes of Kostas Manolas, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Vasilis Torosidis, Andreas Samaris, Dimitris Pelkas, Kostas Fortounis (injured), and Kostas Mitroglou.
The hosts will, on the other side, feature with the strongest squad. They’ve scored 18 and conceded just 3 goals in 6 qualifiers so far. They bagged two or more goals in each of six outings in the process, including last month’s 1-2 victory away at Finland.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
This will be a one-sided contest from the get go since the Greeks are without their best players. We’ll back Italy to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end as the main bet at the odds of 8/13.
Asian Handicap Market Prediction
We will be brave enough and go with the -2.5 Asian Handicap bet for the hosts. It is prices up at the odds of 8/5.
Italy v Greece predictions:
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