England v Italy Betting Tips and Predictions

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England v Italy betting tips and predictions for Saturday's World Cup Group D match with the best free football betting tips and price boosts.

England play Italy this weekend and it promises to be a thrilling match up in Manaus, kicking-off at 11pm. This game doesn’t feel like a game with a lot of goals in it, but it sets up to be a tactical battle of two different teams.

In the latest England v Italy World Cup betting odds Italy are slight favourites at 19/10 with Bet Victor, the draw is 2/1 with Bet365 and England's odds to beat Italy are 2/1 with Coral.

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The Italians will be organised as usual, they are known for their defensive solidarity, they are specialist in the art of defending. This means that it may be difficult for England to break them down and they may struggle to get a goal. However, this is highly unlikely because of the qualities that Hodgson has at his disposal compared to previous World Cups.

There were periods during the matches against Ecuador were players like Barkley, Sturridge, Welbeck and Wilshere picked up the ball and beat players, eating them up for breakfast which is something we do not usually associate with England.

To beat Italy and break them down, England must move the ball quickly combined with intelligent movements and triangles to shift the Italian players out of position to open up spaces to exploit. England must use the pace they possess in their ranks to make those runs in behind and put the Italian defenders on the back foot. Beating players will also be important to make their play unpredictable. Italy’s worst nightmare will be the likes of Barkley, Sterling and Lallana because of the abundance of confidence and creativity these players possess.

The Italians will prove a threat also with the likes of Balotelli, Pirlo and co. Italy may adopt a possession tactic in this game, however this still plays into England’s hands because they have the players to break quickly and hurt them on the counter attack. A bet on both teams to score is our first England v Italy prediction given the class of Italy and the counter attacking threat of England. The best odds is currently 13/10 with William Hill.

There are doubts about whether England’s back four will be able to cope and see out Italy’s threat. The defensive performance against Ecuador was not encouraging and many expect the likes of Cahill and Jagielka to retain their position in the England starting line up against Italy. For our correct score betting tip we are going with a 2-1 England victory at 13/1 with Ladbrokes. A tight game is expected but England should edge it.

For a first goalscorer betting tip on England v Italy we are backing Wayne Rooney to refind his form and open the scoring at odds of 6/1 with Bet365. Rooney is expected to play in the number 10 position meaning he can make forward bursts or shoot from distance, his relaxed attitude going into the World Cup could be what he needs to have an exciting tournament.

England v Italy Betting Tips

Both teams to score – bet here at 13/10 with William Hill: new accounts bet £5 get £20 free.

England to win 2-1 – bet here at 13/1 with Ladbrokes: new accounts get £100 free.

Wayne Rooney to score first – bet here at 6/1 with Bet365: new accounts get £200 free.

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