Italy vs Finland
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Italy has been allotted a favorable group, giving hopes to their European ambitions. After failing to qualify for the World Cup 2018, the team, with a rich history of football behind them, is trying to rebuild their persona in front of the world stage. They are still dependent on the defensive style of football that they have been always fond of, and it’s been effective too.
Finland impressed well in their Nations League campaign, and rightfully got promoted from their current League C. It needs to be noted though, that they were pitted alongside the likes of Estonia, Greece etc, whereas taking Italy, at their home, will be a whole different story.
Italy vs Finland Head-to-head (h2h)
- Italians won the last six games in a row.
- The last four matches saw Italy registering wins to nil.
- The last nine fixtures returned eight Italy wins.
- Italy holds a 100% unbeaten record in h2h ties.
- Finland managed a single goal in their last five away games.
Italy vs Finland Prediction
Italy has always dominated Finland in h2h games. The level of superiority has been to such an extent that Finland has never won against Italy. Even better, Italy registered wins in the last six meetings and wins to nil in the last four.
At home, Italy won the last four encounters in a row and five of the last six. They also scored two or more goals in every home fixture bar one. In fact, the Italians managed 19 goals in their last seven home games against Finland, while the latter could register on one in the last five.
Furthermore, Italy kept an astonishing eight clean sheets in the last nine encounters and conceded just one from the last nine meetings with Finland.
Italy is also raring to go strong into the world stage once more, and with an easier tie to begin with, and an easier group, expect them to take advantage of it. With their failure to qualify for the World Cup, the team will show no sense of complacency.
Anticipate a home win, while keeping their nets clean of goals.
Italy vs Finland Betting Tips
Italy to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 1.50 (1/2)
The Hosts to Win to Nil @ 1.75 (3/4).