Belgium U21 v Italy U21 Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd June 2019

Hosts Italy can get crucial win

Belgium U21 v Italy U21 Betting Tips – Euro U21 Championships, 22nd June 8.00pm

Host nation Italy were brought down to earth in their second group stage match as they fell to a 1-0 loss against Poland. The Italians had opened with a brilliant win over Spain but failed to build on that. Belgium will be heading home after this one because they have already been eliminated from qualification. Read our predictions for Belgium U21 v Italy U21.

Belgium U21 v Italy U21 Betting Odds*

Italy U21 4/11
Draw 18/5
Belgium 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 20th, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.)

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Belgium U21 News and Form

The Young Devils took a 3-2 loss in their opening game against Poland. So that immediately left them at a huge disadvantage in the group. However, they looked to be on the path to recovery as they almost grabbed a point against Spain. However, they lost 2-1 in the end, conceding in the final minute of the game. So that already then is the tournament done for the Young Devils. They can’t even get to the position as being the best runner up. Only one second-placed team from the group stage will join the group winners in the semi-finals.
 

Total Goals Exact – 3
3/1

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Belgium had been in pretty good shape before the tournament. They had put together a W8 D3 run of form over eleven games leading up to these Finals. Despite this poor start to the tournament, Belgium have scored at least two goals in nine of their last ten fixtures at this level. They have only played in two previous Finals, and they hold a W2 D2 L5 record from their previous games at the Euro U21 championships. The Belgium U21 team won eight of their ten qualification matches, not conceding in any of their last four.

 

Key-Facts – Belgium U21 v Italy U21

  • Belgium cannot qualify for the next round
  • Italy have to win and have to have Poland lose to stand a chance at qualifying
  • The Italians have lost half of their last eight games

 

Italy U21 News and Form

So the Italians have to come out and pick up a victory in this game. They also need Poland, who are top of the group, to lose against Spain. That will leave all three of them level on six points and then it comes down to a complicated head to head between the teams. The Italians hosted Belgium in a friendly last year and played out a 2-2 draw. All of the pressure is now on the Italians to try and keep their campaign alive. It had all started out so well for them in beating Spain 3-1.

But then a 1-0 loss against Poland in their second game was a hammer blow. This is the fifth time that Italy and Belgium have met competitively at this level. The Italians are W2 D1 L1 against Belgium from those previous meetings. Their victory over Spain is just one of four wins now in their last ten games in the final tournament (D1 L5) so it is not the greatest of records from them. Italy have lost half of their last eight games played now (W2 D2).

Belgium U21 v Italy U21 Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 8/11
Italy to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 20th, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.)

Belgium U21 v Italy U21 Predictions

Italy U21 to win: This is a game which Italy have to drive on for the win as that’s the only way they get top spot. They will be taking on an eliminated team which may help them in their quest to get three points. The Young Devils haven’t looked good at the back but could spring a goal on the board at least. Italy U21 to win by a one-goal margin.


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