Italy v Greece Betting Tip Italy win/Over 2.5 goals – 12 October 2019

Italy to win in style

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Saturday 12th October 1945hrs
Football – International – Euro 2020 Qualifying
Pick Italy to win and Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: 7/8 (odds taken 1900 GMT, Friday 11 October)

1 X 2
17/100 23/4 67/4

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 11, 2019 at 17.00)

Italy have won all their six qualifiers to date in Group J and can virtually seal a finals spot with another victory. Greece have endured another disappointing campaign and have only pride left to play for.

Euro 2020 Qualifying Betting at Betway

Italy Preview – Can Italians continue 100% record and reach the brink of qualification?

It’s not always been pretty but Italy’s style under Roberto Mancini in this group has been effective and has put them within touching distance of making Euro 2020. Considering the disaster that was missing out on the last World Cup, nobody in the Italian camp will be taking anything for granted with four games left to play. Their last two qualifiers are a good summary of what their campaign has been like for the most part. On both occasions they required goals in the last 15 minutes to secure them victories. There’s no doubt that Mancini has instilled a desire and a will to win within this squad that has been lacking. It can go a long way to ensuring they reach the finals but they will need more quality if they are to make any sort of an impact.

The most impressive result in this group for Italy was the 3-0 success away to Greece back in June. If they can find that level of performance on a consistent basis then they could be in for a really positive future with a squad packed full of young talent. Defeat Greece and they will have practically qualified. There would be no uncertainty at all if they can get three points here and another victory against Liechtenstein on Tuesday. They could then relax ahead of their final couple of qualifiers next month.

Nicolo Barella to score anytime

Greece Preview – Do Greece have anything about them that could see them take the first points off Italy in this campaign?

The sooner this campaign is over for Greece, the better. The 2004 European Champions have not made a major finals since 2014. The golden period of qualifying regularly for the European Championships and World Cups seems to have gone and they are in the midst of a real struggle. That’s illustrated by the fact they have taken just five points from their six games in this section. Their only win so far came all the way back at the beginning of the campaign when defeating Liechtenstein 2-0 away from home. When following that up with a decent draw in Bosnia it was looking decent. The Greeks would have been feeling very positive about their chances at that point but it’s been all downhill since.

Home defeats to Italy and Armenia put the pressure on them and they have not been able to deal with it. Another loss in Finland followed before a disappointing home draw against Liechtenstein. They no have virtually no hope of finishing in the top two and are just playing out time. Bosnia travel to face them on Tuesday before finishing the campaign against Armenia and Finland. It’s four games that all associated with Greece could probably be doing without.

Key-Facts – Italy v Greece

  • Italy have a 100% record in this campaign and if that’s the case come Tuesday evening they will have qualified for the finals
  • It’s been a disaster of a campaign for Greece after what had been a decent start. They will just be looking forward to it ending
  • The Italians best performance of this group came when these sides last met, defeating Greece 3-0 away

Italy v Greece Betting Advice

Should Armenia drop points tomorrow then this could well be the game Italy seal their qualification, providing they take three points themselves. It all looks a formality but Mancini will be determined to get this confirmed as soon as possible.
With the Italians averaging three goals a game then there is plenty of firepower in this squad. Greece, who were traditionally so strong defensively in recent times, have not kept a clean sheet since their opening games of this group. They have shipped 10 goals since then.
Italy are heavy favourites to win this game and from everything we have seen so far they should do so in style. Motivation levels for Greece will have plummeted after their results last month. Italy to win and at least three goals in the game has been a winner five times in this group. It can be successful for a sixth time tomorrow.