Sweden vs Italy Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview | World Cup Qualifying
Sweden have the home advantage in the first leg of this tie against Italy as both sides will battle it out over two legs to grab a place at the World Cup next summer. The Azzurri are favourites to advance to the competition but they will know that no game comes easy for them and that was epitomised two matches ago when they failed to beat Macedonia. We start with the best of our Sweden vs Italy tips today.
Sweden vs Italy Best Betting Tip
Sweden vs Italy Predictions
Italy have failed to score more than one goal in their previous four matches and that is a slight concern coming into this crucial fixture. Sweden beat France on home turf not so long ago and they had won six from eight before their defeat to the Netherlands last month. Despite their good form, we think Italy will extend their unbeaten run over Sweden on Friday as the Italians always have a knack of grinding out a result when the pressure’s on. We are backing the away side to win on Friday as the best of our Sweden vs Italy predictions. The best odds for Italy to beat Sweden in the World Cup 2018 qualifying play-off are 13/10 at Stan James. Get a £10 free bet when you sign-up to Stan James.
To Win and Over/Under Tip
As mentioned, Italy are struggling with goals as of late, but their defence has always been solid and that is a big catalyst for them coming into this match. The Azzurri have kept five clean sheets in seven, and if they keep another in Sweden on Friday, it’ll give them a big chance of giving themselves an aggregate lead going into the second leg. Three of Italy’s last five matches against Sweden have ended with Italy winning with under 2.5 goals, and we think Friday will have the same outcome. We are backing Italy to win and Under 2.5 goals as our second Sweden vs Italy betting tip and it’s best odds at 10/3 with Ladbrokes.
To Score Anytime Tip
Ciro Immobile is likely to lead the line for Italy this Friday and it’s no surprise given the excellent form the Italian is in. The Lazio striker has bagged 14 goals already this campaign and he cannot stop scoring. In 10 of his qualifying matches he managed six goals, and in what is a huge game for the Italians, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him net another on Friday. We are backing Immobile to get on the scoresheet to complete our Sweden vs Italy betting tips at a price of 23/10 with Unibet.
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Sweden vs Italy Team News
There are no new injury concerns for Sweden while Simone Zaza, Jorginho and Alessandro Florenzi have all been included in the squad for the Italians. De Rossi, Verratti and Belotti are also included having returned to full fitness.
Sweden vs Italy Head to Head Stats
Italy have not lost to Sweden since 1987 and have won five of their six matches since that defeat. Their latest win came back in 2016 in the European Championship’s where Eder scored a late goal to give the Azzurri a 1-0 victory.
Sweden vs Italy Betting Tips
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