Italy vs Lithuania
World Cup Qualification – Europe
Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium.
The Italians are the current European champions, and they are the best team in the group as well – by a long margin. Meanwhile, Lithuania are the worst of the lot, and are placed dead last in the table. By all means, anticipate a win for Italy this Wednesday at the Mapei.
Italy are ranked 5th in the world by FIFA, while their opposite number are placed 134th. The Azzurri are now preparing to go after the Nations League title, and they will also be eager to lift the World Cup in Qatar next year.
In the meantime, Lithuania are going through a long losing run, and are conceding goals in huge numbers. They are placed bottom-most in the group as expected, and have conceded the most, as well as have scored the least.
On top of that, they also have a poor h2h record against this rival over the years.
By the looks of things, expect a win for Italy this game week.
Italy vs Lithuania Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-2 win for Italy.
- They have a 100% unbeaten record over the years, and a 100% winning record barring just two draws.
- In the past 25-year period, they have conceded a total of just one goal.
- At home, they have scored four or more goals in all but one meeting.
Italy vs Lithuania Prediction
The Italians were held to a goalless draw the last match-day by Switzerland. In the meantime, Lithuania lost 1-0 on the road against Bulgaria.
Going on, Italy are on a 36-fixture unbeaten run, that stretches back to September of 2018, and in the process, they had also gone on an 11-game winning run. They are also the reigning European champions, and have set sights on the world title as well.
On the other hand, their opposite number are one of the worst teams in the world, and they are on an eight-game losing run.
Note that they have conceded four or more goals in two of their past three games, and they had let in three or more goals in three of their preceding five road trips.
Taking into account these observations, and especially the h2h stats over the years, expect a win for Italy.
Italy vs Lithuania: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 1.90 (9/10)
Correct Score: 4-0 Italy @ 6.00 (5/1).