BetKing Preview: Italy vs Netherlands: Expects goals in Turin

The two sides are in the process of a transition but that shouldn’t stop this clash from been entertaining

The Allianz Stadium is the venue of highly-anticipated international friendly between Italy and the Netherlands on Monday night.

Life under new Azzurri boss Roberto Mancini started with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia before succumbing to a 3-1 loss to Euro 2016 runners-up France.

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Italy do have the edge over the Dutch in head to head battles and will hope that such counts in favour of them here at odds of (2.10) with BetKing.

The Oranje meanwhile played out a disappointing 1-1 draw away to Slovakia and for a team that had the likes of Daley Blind, Memphis Depay and Kevin Srootman as the most experienced players on the field shows there’s a lot of rebuilding to do.

Ronald Koeman’s men are quoted at (3.50) as slight underdgs.

The game ending a draw is priced at (3.30) with the same firm.

A worrying stat for the Dutch is that they have only won thrice against the Italians in 20 head to head meetings, losing 10 times and drawing seven.

This plus home advantage here for the men in blue means they look good to avoid defeat at odds of (1.28).

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This is not to say the Oranje are bad in that they have won nine of their last 12 matches. Punters who thus want to stick with them can back them to either win or draw in Turin at (1.68).

Goalscoring shouldn’t be a problem in this match as both sides have quality upfront.

Mario Balotelli is back to his best after years of neglect and got a brace against the Saudis while the Dutch have the Depay, Ryan Babel, Eljero Elia and Quincy Promes to deliver the goals.

With all these names in mind, it’s not out of place to see both teams score at (1.88) and seeing two or more goals surface at the Allianz Stadium at odds of (1.34) with BetKing.