Italy vs Sweden: Euro 2016 Betting Tips

Football
Updated Thursday 23rd June 2016, 01:05 PM

Italy face Sweden in Toulouse on Friday in what promises to be a thrilling Group E match. Italy will be looking to follow up their impressive victory over Belgium, and have been installed as firm favourites to beat a Sweden side which drew with Republic of Ireland.

How the Bookies See it

  • Match Winner: Italy 5/6, Draw 12/5, Sweden 9/2 - Totesport
  • First goalscorer: Graziano Pelle 11/2, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 11/2, no goalscorer 13/2 - William Hill
  • Half-Time/Full-Time - Italy/Italy 2/1, Draw/Italy 15/4, Draw/Draw 19/5 - BetVictor

Form

  • Italy did not come into the tournament with a huge amount of expectation and were beaten 4-1 by Germany in a friendly back in March, but they sauntered to a 2-0 win against Belgium in their Euro 2016 opener.
  • Sweden had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Republic of Ireland on Monday. They had beaten Wales 3-0 in their most recent friendly before the tournament.

Sports.net’s view

Punters will not be surprised to find that Italy are favourites to get a second straight win, but considering the respective performances of the teams in their opening matches their odds of a victory at 9/10 with BetVictor look very generous. The Azzurri were outstanding defensively against Belgium’s galaxy of stars and possessed more of an attacking threat than might have been expected.

Sweden, on the other hand, created very little in their draw with Ireland and were perhaps fortunate to escape with a point. Ibrahimovic may still have the ability to produce moments of magic but without support it is hard to see how his side can threaten Italy.

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Italy to win to nil - 17/10 at 888Sport

Please note, odds may fluctuate in the lead up to the game.

Published:
Last Updated: Thursday, 23 June 2016 01:05:27+00:00
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