Italy vs Sweden Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Monday night brings us another one very interesting game in World Cup Promotions. Match Italy vs Sweden brings us a perfect betting opportunity and this game is going to be a true football fight for the major tournament. Both sides have a chance to qualify and all players are eager to reach this competition.
Italy have plenty to ponder after their 1-0 defeat in the first leg on Friday and all players are highly motivated to win and to reach World Cup in Russia. Italy have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Sweden in all competitions. This time they have to score and all players know it is a must. Italy largely controlled the first leg, but it was not enough for them to get either a result or the precious away goal. So now they must to win and all players will do their best for win, but will it be enough to qualify for the 2018 World Cup?
On the other side Sweden hold all the cards after winning 1-0 in the first-leg and now they have in plan to park the bus and to reach WC 2018. Their main objective for the match will be to keep a clean sheet, but it will not be an easy job. They managed to defend really good in the first leg, and held on to their slim, but crucial victory. Now they will play aggressive football in midfield and strong football in defense line is imperative.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Italy have better records in past meetings. Italy have won four, drawn one, and lost two of their last seven meetings with Sweden. They have kept a clean sheet in three of these four victories. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.
Italy don't have lots of missing players for the match against Sweden. Marco Verratti is suspended and he will not play for sure on Monday night. Leonardo Bonucci, Simone Zaza and Leonardo Spinazzola are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and available to play.
On the other side Sweden also don't have many missing players for the match against Italy. Jimmy Durmaz is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play on this important game.
Possible starting lineups
Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Darmian, Parolo, Jorginho, Florenzi, Candreva; Immobile, Gabbiadini
Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Toivonen, Berg
Italy vs Sweden Prediction
What a great game of football on Monday night in Italy and we expect an interesting and exciting football game. Sweden know that an away goal in Milan will mean that Italy will have to score three if they have hopes to progress. But a clean sheet is all that the Swedes need now to get to their first World Cup since 2006. So their main objective for the match will be to keep a clean sheet, but for sure they will try to score after fast counterattacks. On the other side Italy will play aggressive from the first minute, but also have to play very cautious in defending. Monday’s game at the San Siro brings us a true football fight for the place at WC 2018 and both sides are eager to play aggressive from the first minute.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Italy vs Sweden Prediction: Italy to win. The Italians were a better side in the first leg and we believe Italy will qualify for the World Cup. We expect from them to win this game with nil, so expect correct score 1-0 or 2-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.