Italy vs Liechtenstein
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group G)
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena.
Liechtenstein have avoided a defeat for the first time since March last year when they held Gibraltar to a goalless draw.
One of the weakest teams on the continent managed to score one of their rare goals as well as they shocked Finland in a friendly played earlier this week.
The team led by Rehne Pauritsch will now have the opportunity to enjoy the occasion of playing four-time World Cup champions Italy this Sunday at Dacia Arena.
Azzurri confirmed a good form by seeing off Uruguay 3-0 on Wednesday at Allianz Riviera in Nice.
Giampiero Ventura has a deadly lineup of strikers in the likes of Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti who have been tremendous in the previous Serie A season.
The Italian expert is likely expected to start with the strongest squad since this will be the team’s last test ahead of the deciding qualifying fixture with Spain in September.
Liechtenstein expectedly lost each of their five clashes in group G, four of them by at least two goals difference.
The team has a horrendous goal differential of 1-19 and it will only get worse after the trip to Udine.
Italy vs Liechtenstein: Head to head
The two sides have met each other only once in their history. It was the November’s qualifying clash at Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz where Azzurri claimed an easy 0-4 win netting all goals in the first half.
Andrea Belotti bagged a brace, while Ciro Immobile and Antonio Candreva also got their names to the scoreline.
Italy vs Liechtenstein: Prediction
Azzurri were brutal in the first half of the November’s game and we expect them to do pretty much the same in the rematch at Dacia Arena.
We thus must see the value in the 13/10 odds offered on Italy to have at least a three-goal cushion at the half time which will be our top betting prediction here.
Italy vs Liechtenstein: Bet Tips
The main bet will be Italy -2.5 handicap in the first half at the odds of 2.30 odds.
Andrea Belotti is 1.95 to score two or more goals.