Sweden vs Italy Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Match Sweden vs Italy will be one of the most interesting matches both to watch and to bet on. Major bookmakers offered surprisingly high betting odds and plenty of different games to play for this match. With just a little bit of luck, a right bet could significantly increase your betting ticket payouts and therefore this match should definitely find its place on your betting tickets.
Sweden are playing very good recently. Even though they lost their last match against Netherlands, in a three matches before they won scoring fifteen goals in total and conceding only two. In this match they enter almost complete with only one player missing for suspension. They will try to control the ball and will dominate in possession.
On the other side, Italians are entering this match without missing players and are highly motivated and eager to win. Italy will play very offensive from the first minute, trying to speed up the match and disturb opposition defense line. They lost only one of their last six away matches and it was against former World Champions, Spain. They have very good team, made of very good individuals and for sure will not let anything to the chance.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, through the history of two teams, from 1970 till now, they played six times and Italy won in five matches and stayed undefeated in all six. In this match, even though Italy are favorites, both according to statistics and current form and performances, it will be very hard to actually predict the winner. Both teams will head for the victory but neither will risk too much to go behind.
Lots of interesting midfield duels are expected and we will definitely see many scoring chances on both sides. Don’t forget to read our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions, try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
Sweden don't have many missing players for this game against Italy. Mikael Lustig is suspended and he can't play on this match. Jimmy Durmaz is doubtful for the match, but almost all other players are fully fit and highly motivated for this important game.
On the other side Italy also do not have lots of missing players for the match. Simone Zaza is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Sweden: Olsen; Augustinsson, Granqvist, Lindelof, Krafth; Forsberg, Ekdal, Johansson, Larsson; Berg, Toivonen
Italy: Buffon; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Darmian; Candreva, Rossi, Verratti, Insigne; Immobile, Belotti
Sweden vs Italy Prediction
We expect one tough football game and both sides will play very cautious on this important match. It is first leg game and stakes are big, so main objective for the both teams will be strong playing in defending. Sweden play very well in front of their fans and all players are eager for another one success. On the other side Italy have only failed to win one of their last six away matches. What a game in World Cup Promotions. Italy like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches in World Cup Qualifiers. They will try to score after fast counterattacks, but for sure their main objective is to not concede. We expect a true football fight for the positive score with lots of midfield duels and fouls, and probably with lots of yellows.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Sweden vs Italy Prediction: Draw. We expect match without a winner, but expect to see goals. Our risky bet goes on correct score 1-1. Also you can try with bet on Insigne to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.