Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Odds: Italy to claim victory over Switzerland
Reigning European champions Italy will host Switzerland in a Group C encounter in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Italy thrashed Lithuania 5-0 in their last World Cup Qualifier clash but before that played two draws with Bulgaria and Switzerland. They need to defeat the Swiss side to maintain their position at the top.
Switzerland too humbled Lithuania 4-0 in their last match. Before that they played back to back 0-0 draw and 2-0 win over Northern Ireland.
Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
With only two games left to play Italy must win this clash to keep themselves at the top which could ensure an automatic qualification berth for the 2022 World Cup.
They have a superior goal difference than Switzerland which could play a part if both the teams ended up with same points. Mancini already told his players not to panic and rather take a calm approach towards the game.
“We must be calm in our preparation for this important game.
“Games against Switzerland are always difficult and it will be on Friday too. If we play like we did in the first game, we can get a great result, but I believe we can do even better than that. It will be an important match, so you can’t prepare for it with tension.”
Both the teams last faced each other in Basel where neither could not find a winner. This match could well emerge as the decider as the winner could well end up as the potential topper of the group leading them to next year’s World Cup. Italy could still take the playoff way but their disheartening defeat at the hands of Sweden during the 2018 World Cup Qualifying playoffs is still fresh in their minds and they will not take a chance this time.
The Azzuris defeated England in the Euro final in penalty shootout but their unbeaten streak got ended bu Spain in the UEFA Nations League semifinal.They miss out on a spot in the 2018 World Cup and would not want to repeat their mistakes.They haven’t lost a single match in the qualifier so far winning four and drawing two and in this process have scored 12 goals in 6 matches conceding only one.
Italy were hoping to open the full stadium for their supporters but they have only been granted to extend the capacity to 75% from 60%.
Switzerland showed their might in the European Championship when they knocked out France in the Pre-Quarter finals but went on to lose against Spain in penalties in the quarter finals.Italy humiliated them 3-0 in the group stage but the Swiss will take pride on how they have performed in recent past.
Switzerland will be spearheaded by the experienced Xherdan Shaqiri and will try to inflict another defeat on the men in blue.
Italy will be without the service of Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo due to injuries while Nicolo Barella’s injury will be assesed by the medical team.
Mancini said, “We evaluate Barella, it does not seem to be anything to worry about but we will evaluate in him the next few days.
Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
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Yann Sommer; Ricardo Rodriguez, Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar, Silvan Widmer; Djibril Sow, Remo Freuler; Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Renato Steffen; Breel Embolo
Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
The current European champions do have a strong squad one paper. As per the latest betting odds Italy are predicted to win this tie.
Italy vs Switzerland Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other 59 times. Italy has won 29 games while the Swiss has won on 23 occasions. 7 matches have been drawn.
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