England 11/10 to beat Italy in Tuesdays international friendly
Competition: International Friendly
Market: England to beat Italy
Odds: 11/10 @ Bet365
As the domestic leagues come to another abrupt end, players and managers will now be turning their attention to this summers World Cup finals in Russia. Looking to carry on their own fine run of form, Gareth Southgate’s side will welcome 2006 World Cup winners Italy to Wembley.
As for the hosts, all eyes once again turn on Gareth Southgate as the three lions boss starts to put together the final preparations for this summers tournament. Finishing top of Group F with 26 points, England did not lose a single matchup during their qualifying campaign. In their 10 Group F games, Southgate’s side won eight and drew two, scoring 18 and conceding just three in those 10 outings, England boasted both the best defensive and attacking record in Group F. Selecting to play Holland and Argentina in their international break, England have also put on disciplined displays against Brazil and Germany. They’re most recently coming off the back of an impressive 1-0 win away to Holland on Friday night, and are now unbeaten in their last seven matches, they have also not conceded in their last five.
As for the visitors, Italy are a country in transition and now without a manager, the 2006 World Cup winners were unable to even make it to the tournament this year. Finishing second in Group G behind Spain, in their 10 group matches Italy picked up seven wins, two draws and one defeat. After falling short against Sweden in the playoffs Italy this will be the first time since 1958 that the four-time champions have not qualified for the final tournament. As for their recent results, Italy are most recently coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat away to Argentina and have just one win in their last five outings.
Bet: England to beat Italy in Tuesday international friendly 11/10 @ Bet365>>