The Azzurri have not won since beating Saudi Arabia in a friendly just prior to the World Cup – also their only victory in the last 12 months – but are 7/20 (1.35) with 888Sport to buck that trend here.
Their opponents are in a rich vein of form with four wins in a row and an unbeaten streak of seven matches, however Ukraine are still 4/1 (5.0) outsiders to claim victory here.
Although Ukraine have not played the most illustrious of opponents in their seven-match unbeaten streak, five of those were played away and the Eastern Europeans will feel confident about taking on Italy.
They have scored 12 times in those seven matches, with West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko and Schalke’s Yevhen Konoplyanka combining for eight of those strikes.
The Italians still appear to be reeling after missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, drawing at home to Poland and losing 1-0 in Portugal in their opening Nations League matches a month ago.
Roberto Mancini’s men have scored just six goals in their last nine matches, with two coming in the win over Saudi Arabia, and the 8/11 (1.73) quote for the hosts to score under 1.5 goals may prove popular.
Italy are far from the side they used to be, even with their talented squad, and the 27/25 (2.08) on Ukraine/Draw double chance looks a solid play ahead of this friendly on Wednesday.