Italy vs Armenia
Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo).
Italy have already secured qualification, but with the objective to go through the entire campaign on a winning note in their minds, we can count on the four-time world champions to employ their home advantage well against these incoming Armenians, who have not shone well on the road.
Italy vs Armenia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, which was also the reverse fixture of this game, the Italians won away from home, 1-3.
- Both teams found the back of the net in 100% of encounters this decade.
- Armenia has conceded twice or more in all these fixtures.
- In home soil though, Italy is yet to record win in the past ten years.
- The last time these two met with Armenia playing the guests, the match ended 2-2.
Italy vs Armenia Prediction
The Armenians had a tough evening the last time they took a hike for an away tie. Against inspired Finland, the guests had nothing much to do. The home team had a fighting chance to make it to the main tournament, and they showed that determination on the pitch. Norwich striker Teemu Pukki fired in two goals of his own to complete a 3-0 humbling for the visiting contingent.
Meanwhile, the revamped Italian squad, undergoing a tough ambition of getting back to the top-most tier of world football, continued their fearsome run of domination in the group, which saw them extend their run to eight wins from eight battles. After an early goal, in the second minute of the game to be precise, they had a comparatively quiet first half.
However, in the latter 45 minutes, or to be even clearer, in the final 20 minutes, Italy fired in four goals, despite being on the road, to complete the 5-0 scorecard.
This Monday, keep note that the in-form Italians have the home advantage. They are also easily the best of the group and have the confidence of already being qualified. As such, they could afford to play without pressure. On the other hand, Armenia is unclear of their fate, and do not have that luxury.
Moreover, the guests of the day had already lost the reverse fixture of this match, and that too with a 1-3 scoreline. Finally, the Armenians were winless in 11 of their last 13 match-ups on the road, whereas their counterparts won their previous five home ties, and are on a streak of 19 unbeaten games in front of the home crowd.
Taking these observations into account, count on a convincing win by Italy this match-day.
Italy vs Armenia Betting Tips
Italy and Over 2.5 goals @ 1.61 odd
Over 1.5 goals in the second half @ 1.66.