January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Looking formidable at both ends of the pitch, Al Hain-Cole is backing Mancini's men to ease past a Nati team that lacked cutting edge against Wales
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Italy will be looking to tie up their place in the Euro 2020 knockout stages when they welcome Switzerland to the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.
The Azzurri are top of Group A after easing past Turkey 3-0 in their opener, a ninth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Italy vs Switzerland Latest Odds
Having now gone 28 matches without defeat, Italy are 4/7 (1.57) favourites with bet365 to move into the last-16 by coming out on top once again.
Vladimir Petkovic’s men were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales in their first group game but can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) to potentially secure their spot in the next stages by pulling off a shock win in Rome.
Four of the last five encounters between this pair have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Italy vs Switzerland Team News
Alessandro Florenzi has been ruled out after picking up a calf injury against Turkey, while Lorenzo Pellegrini is also unavailable and Marco Verratti unlikely to be risked as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Denis Zakaria will be hoping to come into the starting line-up in order to add some bite to the visiting midfield, having started on the bench versus Wales.
Italy vs Switzerland Preview
While they were dominant for large spells of the match against the Welsh, Switzerland were eventually made to pay for their inability to turn chances into goals in a frustrating 1-1 draw.
This does not bode well for a game against Roberto Mancini’s side, which has now gone nine matches without conceding and let in just seven goals over the course of their current 28-match unbeaten streak.
What’s more, the home team have scored over three goals per match during that nine-match winning run, while their Swiss guests have only kept three clean sheets in 15 fixtures.
Italy vs Switzerland Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem generous on Italy maintaining their excellent run by coming out on top while keeping a clean sheet for their 10th match in succession.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.