Betting Preview: Italy vs Portugal: Are you bold to back both sides not scoring in Milan?

The Azzurri have not been convincing lately which could mean another struggle this weekend

Italy host reigning European champions Portugal at the iconic San Siro in League A: Group 3 of the Uefa Nations League on Saturday evening.

Roberto Mancini’s men have been on a bad patch, going five games without a win. That ended when they claimed a narrow 1-0 win at Poland last month.

Victory here for them will be tough but it’s at odds of (2.25) with Bet365 regardless, which would see them go top of Group 3.

The Selecao have had to make do without talisman and captain Cristiano Ronaldo since their outing at the World Cup.

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They have however done well, claiming three wins which included a 1-0 win over their Italian counterparts back in September.

Another victory here at (3.60) would mean they claim group honours and progress to the playoffs.

Only two draws have occurred in 25 previous meetings between these two European giants. It’s (3.30) with the same firm for it to go that way in Milan.

The struggles of the Italians can be highlighted by the fact that they have scored just once in their last six games while the Portuguese bagged six goals in their two fixtures during last month’s international break.

Having considered all this, it will be rewarding if both sides don’t score on Saturday, with Bet365 offering juicy odds of (1.72).

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