Italy vs Finland Betting Preview – 23/03/2019

Italy vs Finland Betting Preview  – 23/03/2019

Italy vs Finland

The 2020 European Champions Qualifiers return this week and Italy kicks off their campaign with a fixture against Finland this Saturday. Roberto Mancini will be expecting nothing less than three points from his side this weekend, as they aim to qualify from Group J with ease. Italy have fallen out of the limelight in recent years and have had to start rebuilding their team. Finland will have to defy the odds in order to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the Euro’s, with them currently placed as fourth favourites to qualify. These two sides have met a total of twelve times and Italy has emerged victorious on eleven occasions, with the remaining game ending in a draw.

This opening fixture has an Italy win written all over it and anything other than three points would come as a huge shock. As well as holding the home advantage, Italy holds an unbeaten record against their opponents which looks set to extend to 13 games this Saturday. The hosts narrowly fell second best to Portugal in the Nations League, finishing three points behind the group leaders. Italy are unbeaten in their last four games which they have secured two wins and two draws from. Their latest fixture threw them up against USA in an international friendly and a single goal was enough to see Italy win. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 2/7.

The hosts have proven to be a defensively strong side in recent games, with them conceding just two goals in their last five fixtures and more impressively have kept three consecutive clean sheets. SkyBet has them to keep another clean sheet priced at 1/2. Italy have not shown the same strength when on the attack, as they have scored just three goals in their last five games. All of their last five games have seen under 2.5 goals scored and Bet365 has there to be under 2.5 goals priced at 7/10. Even at the age of 36, Fabio Quagliarella finds himself as the top goalscorer of Serie A with 21 goals on his record. Betway has the forward to score priced at 21/20.

Finland will be pushing to cause an upset this Saturday and will have their eyes set on securing at least a point. If the travelling side has a chance of securing a positive result this weekend they will need to improve on their recent form, which has seen them suffer three defeats in their last five games. Their latest fixture saw them go up against Estonia who beat them 2-1. If you fancy Finland to cause an upset this weekend then they can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 9/1.

Three of Finland’s last five away games have seen them finish the game with zero goals scored and Bet365 has them to score zero goals priced at 8/15. If the underdogs are to bag a goal this weekend it is likely to come from Teemu Pukki, who has bagged 24 goals in 34 matches for Norwich City this season. Betway has the forward to score anytime priced at 11/2.

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