Italy vs USA
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Luminus Arena (Genk).
Italy and USA are going to face each other in a friendly match which will take place at neutral venue in Genk.
A stoppage-time winner kept Italy in the game for snatching the top spot in their group of the Nations League Division A, however their chances are very slim as Portugal are two points ahead of them with one game less. That was Roberto Mancini’s side first victory after five winless games which should at least secure them the survival in the top flight. Their latest matches have been very low scoring ones and Italy had severe troubles in converting their chances into goals.
USA are also in a pretty bad form as they booked just one victory in the last seven matches. They were easily defeated by England in their latest check on Thursday and they need to improve their game in order to boost their confidence. Christian Pulisic and the lads need to be tighter in the back as they’ve conceded eight times in the last three occasions. They managed to put a very good display only in their narrow victory over Mexico.
Italy vs USA: Head-to-head
Italy have been more successful in their head to head clashes as they managed to beat their rivals four times in six encounters. However, USA managed to celebrate in their latest encounter which took place back in 2012. Their clashes have usually been low scoring ones and they crowd wasn’t able to see more than two goals in four occasions.
Italy vs USA: Prediction
Both sides haven’t been playing well lately, but Italy seem to be closer to the victory. Their solid defence might bring them a boost of confidence to be more attacking oriented and we believe Italy should snatch a victory in this one.
USA’s defence is leaking too much and Italy might take advantage of that. Although the tradition speaks otherwise, we might see an efficient clash this time. Therefore, we are going to back the attacking lines and this one should go over 2.5 margin.
Italy vs USA: Bet Tips
FT – Italy to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Total Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).