Italy ran out deserved winners against the Netherlands in this reserve fixture last month, thanks to a goal from Nicolò Barella in the 1-0 victory.
It is certainly an intriguing tie between two teams who are seemingly even on paper, and who are looking to return to some form of previous glory. Italy have found a unique blend of experience and youth, with the old guard of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci leading the backline, while budding young talents in Nicolo Zaniolo and Nicolo Barella showing their worth in recent games.
The Netherlands looked somewhat off that pace in their opening fixture against Mexico last week, and Frank de Boer will be hoping to grab the victory here to ease some the pressure placed on him following Ronald Koeman’s exit over the summer.
We can see both teams demonstrating their attacking prowess, so we’ve gone for a big value bet with both teams to score in both halves at a high 11/1.