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Betting Preview: England v Italy: Expect a few goals in London

11:02 IST 26/03/2018
Italy National Team
The Three Lions haven't been scoring much in recent outings and Tuesday's clash with the Azzurri shouldn't be any different

England take on Italy in an international friendly at  the Wembley Stadium.

Gareth Southgate’s charges look forward to defending a strong record in front of their home crowd, having found themselves undefeated in their last 11 duels at home since losing 2-1 against Netherlands almost exactly two years ago.

The 1966 world champions may not have been producing spectacular results at Wembley but bet365 still quotes them as slight favourites at (2.15).

 The Italians - still without a permanent manager, with Luigi Di Biagio taking care on a temporary basis, lost 2-0 to Argentina last Friday and are underdogs here at (3.40).

To see this outing end in a stalemate is priced at a chunky (3.25).

Four of last five head to head battles between these two sides has seen goal actions at both ends of the pitch. A likely outcome of this is offered at (2.00).

It’s worth mentioning that four of last five showdowns between both teams has seen the first 45 minutes end on a stalemate. Backing such result to surface here comes in at the price of (2.05).

The home team’s record against the Italians is nothing to shout about, having managed just one win in their last seven matches against the four-time world champions.

However for the Three Lions to avoid defeat in this thrilling,encounter, bookies offer odds of (1.33).  

Punters can back this fixture to produce fewer than two goals which has paid out in five of the last six games of Southgate’s men while the visitors have seen such result in all of their last six outings. Bet365 quotes (1.57) for under 2.5 goals to surface here.

*Odds are correct at the time of writing. Please, Gamble responsibly!