Liechtenstein vs Italy
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Europe, Group G.
Date: Saturday, 12th November 2016
Kick-off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz.
The World Cup qualification campaign gets tougher for Liechtenstein as they welcome Italy to Rheinpark Stadion on Saturday night. To get a draw against one of the elite teams in Europe will be a great achievement for the lower ranked side. This is certainly a mission impossible for the hosts, but is there an upset on the cards in Saturday’s game. We are about to find out.
Liechtenstein haven’t won a game in this academic year, they have lost 6 of their 7 games and drawn 1. Their conceding rate is on the high side, they have let in 12 goals in this campaign and scored just once. Liechtenstein’s worst defeat this year was the opening game of the campaign as they lost 8-0 to Spain.
Italy have been Superb in the qualifying campaign, they have drawn once and won twice in the first 3 games. They will enter the game in full confidence despite playing away from home, and a win is almost in the bag for them. Also Italy haven’t lost a qualifying games since a since 3-1 loss to France in September 2006. They streak now stay at a 53 match unbeaten, with 39 wins and 14 draws to their name till now.
Liechtenstein vs Italy: Head to Head Statistics
This will be the face game between the two teams as there are no record of past events between them.
Liechtenstein vs Italy: Prediction
There are no doubts that Italy will earn a thumping win on Saturday’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Liechtenstein. As for Liechtenstein, they will be eager to avoid another defeat like in the 8-0 margin they suffered against Spain on the opening matchday.
Italy have scored 3 goals each in their two away matches in the campaign. They are expected to score more here, whilst keeping a clean sheet. So a handicap bet with -3 goals to start for Italy at the odds of 6/4 is a good pick for this match.
Liechtenstein vs Italy: Betting Tips
Handicap: Italy to win with -3 goals at 6/4 (2.50)
Italy win and over 3.5 goals at 10/11 (1.90).
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