Italy-Brazil Betting Preview: Why both teams to score looks to be a strong selection

With both teams in fine scoring form and boasting a wide array of attacking threats, Phil Kitromilides believes the price of evens for goals at both ends is too good to miss
On paper the most attractive group game in this edition of the Confederations Cup sees hosts Brazil take on Italy in Salvador on Saturday.

While both teams are guaranteed a place in the semi-finals, the winner of this clash has the considerable advantage of not facing Spain in the last four so there is still plenty at stake.

Brazil naturally are the favorites although Coral's price of 8/13 (1.62) for a home win looks a little short for a team that has so far failed to really sparkle.

Italy for their part were lucky to beat Japan in their last outing and are offered at 7/2 (4.50) to record a victory against the Brazilians, with the draw offered at 5/2 (3.50).
It is worth remembering that these two sides faced each other in a friendly back in March in the eternally neutral setting of Geneva, when Italy came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw.

Our tip on that occasion was for both teams to score, and it comfortably paid out, leading us to strongly consider the same bet again on Saturday.

It is offered at the attractive price of evens (2.00) and surely offers an excellent chance for punters to double their money.
This bet has paid out in seven of Brazil's last eleven matches, as well as in eight of Italy's last eleven fixtures and should do so again especially when one considers the scoring form of both teams.

Felipe Scolari's side have netted in each one of their last 18 matches, while Italy have failed to score only once in their last 14 games.
For some slightly higher odds, backing the draw as a value bet at 5/2 (3.50) looks a decent option given that between them these two sides have drawn eight matches in the last last four months.

Both teams to score at evens (2.00) with Coral
The Draw at 5/2 (3.50) with Coral

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid