Italy vs Estonia
International – Friendly
Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Gli Azzurri are one of the heavyweights of the football world, and have been so for over the past century. They have to their credit four World Cup triumphs, and only Brazil have ever won more.
They recently had gone through some trying times, and even failed to qualify for the 2018 edition of the World championship – which put an end to a streak that had been alive from 1958.
However, that embarrassment just fired them up, and ever since they have been playing with a vengeance. They have a point to prove to all their doubters, and they will not stop until they see a major silverware in their cupboard.
The continental championship will be conducted the next year, and the year after comes the prestigious World Cup. The team has a lot to prepare for, and we can expect them to give one of their best efforts this Wednesday.
They are easily the favorite to secure the win this game week, and even more so since they are pitted against one of the weakest teams in the world. And to pile on even more, the Blueshirts also have a 100% losing record against this opponent.
Likely, expect an Italian win at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Italy vs Estonia: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Roberto Mancini’s men have a 100% winning record against this opponent since 1993.
- They have scored two or more goals in every game since.
- They have conceded a total of just two goals in the past 27-year-period.
- Gli Azzurri have a recorded a combined scorecard of 9-1, from the past three appearances at home.
Italy vs Estonia: Prediction
Martinez’s men are on a 19-game unbeaten run, and in the process they had gone through an 11-match winning run. They have conceded a total of just one goal from their preceding four games, while having scored six or more goals in two of their previous six fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a 13-game winless run, and had gone through separate four-fixture and six-match losing runs in the process. On the road, they have not scored a single goal in the last five fixtures, though in return they conceded a total of 16 goals.
On top of all that, Gli Azzurri have a 100% winning record in h2h encounters since 1993, and have scored two or more goals in all these games.
Taking into account all these observations, expect an Italian win this Wednesday, and that too in style. Do also expect plenty of goals in the game, and probably expect Martinez’s men to do the heavy-lifting in that regards.
Italy vs Estonia: Betting Tips
Italy -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).