Italy vs Moldova
Date: 7th October 2020, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence.
Italy made a solid start to their UEFA Nations League campaign and their fringe players may get some game time when they welcome Moldova for a friendly at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Friday.
They created plenty of chances against Bosnia-Herzegovina but ended up with a 1-1 draw. Their perseverance finally paid off in the high profile clash against Netherlands where they bagged a 1-0 win, again finishing could have been better.
The Gli Azzurri created a 36 chances in those two games and anything close to that will see them racing past Moldova on Wednesday with the visitors coming here on the back of an 8 match losing streak on the road.
This includes Moldova’s latest 0-1 loss to Slovenia in the UNL fixture.
Italy will play away at Poland and then welcome Netherlands to their home turn in October’s UNL round of fixtures.
Meantime, Moldova travel to Greece before welcoming Slovenia to complete their round of competitive fixtures.
Italy vs Moldova Head-to-head
All previous 4 h2h meetings between the sides were won by Italy and each of these fixtures came in World Cup qualification group stage.
The latest of which was in 2004/05, 2-1 home and 1-0 away and the other meeting date back to 1996/97 where the Italians won 3-1 away and 3-0 home.
Italy vs Moldova Prediction
Without a doubt, Italy are overwhelming favourites to win here, but their price is too low for us to back on an outright bet.
We will go for goals instead since Italy showed good intent in the final third in the two competitive fixtures in September. And we hope the likes of Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti, who were wasteful in those two games.
It will be also interesting to see if Sassuolo’s goal machine Francesco Caputo get a chance here. He will be keen to leave his mark, 33-years old at this point of time, priced at 1.80 odd to score anytime here.
Italy vs Moldova Betting Tips
Italy to win & Over 3.5 goals @ 1.90 odd.