Italy vs Greece
Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Italy seems to be on a quest for reclaiming their old glory, as they have activated their juggernaut mode. With a perfect winning record so far and home advantage for the day, the team holds all the cards here against Greece, who’s been winless disregarding their opening fixture.
Italy vs Greece Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Azures holds a 100% unbeaten record since 1934.
- These two had locked horns as a part of this same competition, and then the Italians won on the road, 0-3.
- All wins for Girogio Chiellini’s men have been accompanied by clean sheets.
- Greece is yet to keep their nets clean on the road.
- The Sky Blue-whites have so far managed a single official goal against this opponent.
Italy vs Greece Prediction
Group J has been expectedly, and extensively dominated by the Azures. They have won every tie so far, and have taken the top-most spot in style. The team has accrued a total of 18 goals in the process, and have had their defense breached just thrice. Suffice it to say, the squad has the best offensive, as well as defensive stats in the mini-league.
At home, they have been on an even better run with them averaging more than three goals per tie and limited the number of conceded goals to just 0.3 per appearance.
Moreover, they have taken on this same opponent as part of their qualification schedule, and then, despite being on the road, Roberto Mancini’s men registered a 0-3 win. Impressively, all goals had come in the first half itself, for the visitors to be more relaxed during the latter 45 minutes.
Opponents, the Sky blue-whites meanwhile, are fifth in the table, and probably will need to win every game hereon to progress to the main tournament. They are lagging seven points behind the final qualification spot, and the team is winless in their previous five games in the contest.
Moreover, it’s been more than 12 months since Chiellini and his boys have been beaten, whereas their counterparts are winless in their former six straight fixtures, and their sole win on the road in 2019 came against minnows Liechtenstein.
By the looks of things, we are about to see a massive performance by the hosts. The monstrous defense of the Azures, coupled with the home advantage, will likely fetch them a clean net as well.
Italy vs Greece Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Italy to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Italy -1 Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Italy to Win to Nil @ 1.60 (3/5).