Italy vs England prediction, betting tips and odds brought to you by oddschecker football expert George Gamble.
Italy vs England stats:
- Only one of England’s last seven Nations League outings has seen both teams score
- Italy are unbeaten in their last five meetings with the Three Lions
- England have scored just once in their last four outings
Italy vs England Tips
Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score (No)
The San Siro will play host to this Nations League clash as Italy face off against England on Friday night. It’s a key game in the competitions with particular ramifications. Should England fail to win then they will be relegated to League B, meanwhile, If the Azzurri fail to claim victory then they will also be in danger of dropping into the lower tier.
Both sides have performed well below par this year and have suffered some heavy defeats. Gareth Southgate’s side have failed to win any of their four Nations League matches this summer after drawing with Italy and Germany and twice being dealt defeat by Hungary - one of those being a 4-0 loss to Magyarok at Molineux.
The visitors have scored just once across their last four matches, and I think we’re likely to see another disjointed performance from them.
These two nations have faced each other nine times since the turn of the millennium and Gareth Southgate’s side have emerged victorious in just one of those. Neither are firing on all cylinders and the 10/11 on at least one of them failing to find the back of the net certainly makes appeal.
Betting Tip: Italy Draw No Bet
Italy haven’t fared much better than England in their recent games and their last outing saw them dealt a heavy 5-2 defeat at the hands of Germany. They can at least say they have won lately after dispatching Hungary 2-1 at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi back in June and they will look to make home advantage count again when they welcome the Three Lions.
The reverse fixture ended as a 0-0 draw which was probably a fair result all things considered. The Azzurri do have the upper hand in meetings with England and the most notable was the final of the European Championship in which Roberto Mancini’s men emerged victorious on penalties.
It’s tough to separate these two but it’s clear that England needs to kick on prior to the start of the World Cup in December. However, it just seems very unlikely that they will start that resurgence away at the San Siro.
I’m expecting a tight home win but I'll take the insurance and back Italy on the draw no bet market at generous odds of 21/20.