Jamaica Women vs Italy Women Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The Reggae Girlz were able to avoid a heavy defeat versus Brazil and another low-scoring World Cup game could be on the cards against the Azzurre

Italy can confirm their place in the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup on Friday afternoon when they take on debutants Jamaica in Reims.

The Azzurre stunned Australia 2-1 at the weekend thanks to Barbara Bonansea’s 95th-minute winner in Valenciennes and will be in good spirits ahead of a match they are heavy favourites to win.

Latest Odds

Indeed, bet365 go just 1/8 (1.13) that Italy make it two wins from two, which would already equal their best previous showing at a World Cup, when they beat Chinese Taipei and Nigeria in 1991.

Jamaica lost 3-0 to Brazil in their opening game and are 18/1 (19.0) to secure their first ever victory in the competition. The draw trades at 7/1 (8.0).

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Team News

Aurora Galli was brought on at half-time for Italy in their win over Australia and will be pushing for a start at Stade Auguste-Delaune.

Khadija Shaw was the Reggae Girlz’s most dangerous player against Brazil and went close on multiple occasions. She can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to score her first ever World Cup account.

Preview

After a stunning win against Australia, which was a 4/1 (5.0) shot pre-game, Italy will be bursting full of morale heading into this game in the north-east of France but have reason to be wary.

Milena Bertolini’s side racked up an incredible eight offsides in their opener against the Matildas, with VAR denying them two goals as a result, and may not be able to amass too many strikes against a fairly resolute Jamaica backline.

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The Reggae Girlz were far from overrun by Brazil despite a 3-0 scoreline, with goalkeeper Sydney Schneider making a series of fine saves - including one from a dubious penalty - and was backed by a more-than-capable defence.

Tips and Predictions

It looked as if the Selecao would run riot when they opened the scoring inside 15 minutes but Jamaica remained undeterred and stayed organised, with only a superb free kick from hat-trick hero Cristiane eventually ending the game as a contest.

Italy should win this one but, like Brazil, could struggle to score too many against their opponents’ spirited defence, and the price of 21/20 (2.05) with bet365 on an Azzurre victory with under 3.5 match goals looks the way to go here.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Italy to win and under 3.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) for a 1pt stake at bet365

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