Cesare Prandelli's side are likely to book an early flight to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil should they defeat their Czech counterpart on Tuesday night
Having secured a hard fought victory over a resilient Bulgaria side at the Renzo Barbera Stadium in Palermo, Italy will be hoping to record another win when they welcome Czech Republic at the Juventus Stadium.
It has been nine years (or 24 matches) since the Azzurri last lost a match in qualification and Ladbrokes price them at 11/20 (1.55) to record a win against Michel Bilek’s men.
Italy have injury problems ahead of the game, with Luca Antonelli (ankle) and Ignazio Abate (groin) both ruled out of the match, while Lorenzo Insigne is a doubt. Even at this, the Azzurri are available at EVS (2.00) to go goal crazy between 2-3 goals.
The hosts are buoyed by the fact that Mario Balotelli will be available for selection after missing the game against Bulgaria.
For the goal scorersojo , Mario Balotelli is available at 7/2 (4.50) to find the back of the net first while Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is a 4/1 (5.00) play to score first same as Alberto Gilardino who tamed the resilient Bulgarians.
Ladbroke’s price of under 3.5 goals at 2/11 (1.18) is a fantastic price worth taking advantage of. This would have paid out easily when these two sides last met in the qualifying group, as well as in four of Italy’s last three home games. This price won’t hang around for a while.