Italy vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
UEFA Nations League A
Date: Friday, 4 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The Dragons are clearly punching above their weight in this match-up. They were not even present in the League A in the previous edition of this competition, as they gained promotion from the League B just at the conclusion of the contest.
Meanwhile, the Azzurri were pitted with Poland and Portugal in the top-most tier the last time around, and they had missed out on an appearance in the final by a whisker. They will be determined to go the distance in 2020-21.
Moreover, they also have a 100% winning record against this rival over the years, and had absolutely dominated them in the recently-concluded Euro Qualifiers.
As such, expect a dominating win for Italy this weekend.
Italy vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Roberto Mancini’s men had recorded a 3-0 win the last time these two teams locked horns with each other.
- They have won every single game so far against this rival.
- They have scored two or more goals in 100% of fixtures till now.
- In return, they have conceded a total of just one goal in all of the clashes combined.
Italy vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Prediction
These two teams were included in the same group in the qualifiers for the upcoming Euro Cup. And, the Azzurri ran away with the top-most spot with ten wins from their ten fixtures, while their counterparts did not qualify, as they had to make do with a fourth-place finish.
In fact, three of the total four wins by the Dragons had come against the two worst teams in the group, and they had conceded more than four times the goals that Mancini’s men had let in.
It also deserves to be mentioned that the Azzurri had scored at a rate of 3.7 goals per game, while conceding just a rate of 0.4 goals per fixture.
Going on, the four-time world champions also have a 100% winning record against this opponent, and have scored two or more goals in all of their meetings till now.
Moreover, with the other two teams in the A1 Group (Netherlands and Poland) taking on each other, the 2006 World Cup winner will try to secure a dominating win this weekend, while hoping for a draw in the other match-up.
Count on Italy to do the job and post the three points on the board in style.
Italy vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Italy @ 1.44 (4/9)
Italy to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).