Italy vs Sweden predictions and betting tips for the crucial World Cup Play-Offs on Monday 13th November at 7:45pm. Read today’s betting preview for the match below.
Italy’s trip to Sweden ended in disappointment as they went down by a single goal at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. A deflected Jakob Johansson was enough to secure a valuable lead to take into this second leg and despite a late flourish which saw Ventura’s side rattle the woodwork, they couldn’t find a way past the home defence. It’s now or never for the hosts in Milan as their hopes of competing at the World Cup 2018 hang by a thread. They are on the precipice of missing out on their first World Cup since 1958. There has been plenty of criticism of the national side in the Italian media this week and they will be hoping for a huge turnaround here. We’re starting with our Italy vs Sweden best betting tip for this evening.
We start our Italy vs Sweden predictions with a qualifying selection. Sweden are an improving side and they know that an away goal here puts them in a prominent position and they are unlikely to sit back. There is something not quite right about this current Italian side. Despite having individual brilliance, they seem unable to click and they were largely unconvincing during the qualification campaign. Sweden to Qualify seems the decent selection here and is the first of our tips at 10/11 with BetBright and that is the first of our Italy vs Sweden predictions for Monday evening.
First legs are traditionally cagey but this should be far more open. Italy came close during the first leg but weren’t able to find a way through however they have enough firepower to score at least one here. Sweden have a one goal buffer but have a natural attacking instinct and they should also find the net. Both Teams to Score is the second of our Italy vs Sweden betting tips and is priced at 6/4 with 888Sport.
The last of our Italy vs Sweden betting tips comes from the anytime goalscorer market. The Italian players dominate this market so take a look at the Swedish players here who are much bigger prices. Emil Forsberg is extremely talented and he could be the man to fire his side to the World Cup here. He netted in two of Sweden’s last three away qualification matches. Emil Forsberg is priced at 15/2 with Unibet to score anytime and that is the last of our Italy vs Sweden predictions.
Marco Veratti is suspended for the second leg after picking up a yellow in the first meeting. He is likely to be replaced by Lorenzo Insigne.
Sweden’s Janne Andersson has no fresh injury worries and he is unlikely to make too many changes to a winning side.
Sweden’s victory in the first leg was the first time they’ve beaten the Italians since 1987. Italy have won 1-0 on the two previous meetings on home soil. Sweden did beat Italy on their own patch back in 1983.