Bet365 Preview: Italy vs Israel: Expect the Azzurri to win

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Fresh from the heavy defeat suffered in their last outing against La Roja, the Azzurri will be eager to bounce back

Italy welcome Israel to the Stadio Città del Tricolore on Tuesday for a Group G 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying encounter.

The Italians were walloped 3-0 on Saturday by group leaders Spain which leaves them with16 points from seven games. Before the loss to the Spanish, Gian Piero Ventura’s side have won their previous five duels while racking up a number of goals in the process.

Italy Chiellini train

The four-time world champions are the better side on head to head, having triumphed in three of their four meetings with the Israelis They are favourites with bet365 at a price of (1.14) to come on top in the challenge.

Elisha Levy’s side drew one of their last three outings and the betting company has priced (8.50) for the duel to end the same way.

The Israelis have not been impressive in their World Cup qualifying campaign with just nine points from seven games. They have only managed to come out unscratched in one of their last five encounters and as such are massive underdogs at (29.00).

Israel midfielder Eran Zahavi

Andrea Belotti has netted four times for the Italians on the road to Russia and he will be on hand to register his fifth goal as he is priced at (1.44) to score anytime and (2.87) to notch the curtain raiser.

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