Europe: World cup – Qualification stage – Final (2nd match)
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
The return leg of qualification play-off for the World Cup 2018 will be held in Italy where the local national team will host Sweden. And Italy is now experiencing some problems as the football players of Ventura had lost the first match with the score 1:0. Now Sweden has to score rapidly and then to go into defense in order not to let the Italians gain necessary result. But, to tell the truth, it wouldn’t be an easy task.
The Apennines will be in shock if their team will be left without the World cup. And chances on such outcome are still high and the national team of Italy has to become aggressive and stubborn in order to win. Giampiero Ventura has very interesting squad but the number of stars is small, if not to mention some veterans as Buffon, Chiellini and Bonucci who don’t shine as for now. The head coach of the national team of Italy needs rotation in order to surprise Sweden which has spent an ideal first match from the tactical point of view.
The Northmen were able to dictate Italy their football – slow, with a lot of fight. In Milan Sweden will experience a lot of difficulties but the football players of Janne Andersson are prepared from the tactical point of view and can win back. The squad is not perfect but it is strong enough for that gaming style that the national team of Sweden is used to. Don’t forget that the victory during the last match over Italy became the first success of Sweden since 1987.
We will surely enjoy bright match as Italy will attack from the very first minutes of the match or there is a great risk for the second time where the Northmen will gain the advantage. But we have no doubts that Italy will win.
Our tip: Italy to win - odds 1.51 Pinnacle
According to the previous battles between these two teams the number of scored goals won’t be high. Of course, there is a possibility of another outcome but it is small and total under is the best choice for the bettors.
Our tip: Total under (2.5) - odds 1.61 5Dimes