Italy – Sweden : Preview & Prediction
We are heading to a World Cup without Italy! Dominated in Sweden (1-0) on the occasion of the first leg, the transalpine are obliged to win by two goals difference to reach Russia. A complicated mission, facing Vikings perfectly well grouped. Private Verratti, injured, Giampiero Ventura will rely on his men in form, Ciro Immobile head, to hope to tear the qualification. Overall disappointing throughout its qualifying campaign, the Squadra Azzurra can she save her skin on 90 minutes?
Italy won by at least two goals in three of their ten games played in the playoff group G.
The Swedes conceded very few opportunities on their home soil (1-0 win).
The Squadra Azzurra will be deprived of Verratti, essential in midfield.
The Vikings lost only 2-1 in France during the playoffs. A result that will be enough to qualify them in San Siro.
Sweden lost by two goals in only one of their last 35 trips. But with the exception of 1-0, which would send both teams in overtime, any other result with a gap of less than two goals qualifies Sweden.
Italy Sweden – Our prediction
The Italians have been disappointing throughout their qualifying campaign: it is not a surprise to find them at the gates of the elimination. Well in place and experienced, the Swedes will improve their 1-0 of the go by validating the qualification. Sweden will qualify for the World Cup at the final whistle.
Italy – Sweden : Betting Tips
Italy – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70