Betting Tips for Today: Ukraine good value to avoid defeat in Italy

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The Azzurri are in disarray after claiming just one win in their last nine and our tipster is backing the visitors to at least get a draw in Genoa

Italy are looking for their first win in four games when welcome Ukraine to Genoa for a friendly on Wednesday night.

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.

Roberto Mancini Italy

A stalemate can be backed at 47/20 (3.35) but there is perhaps most value in taking the Ukraine/Draw double chance on offer at an appealing 27/25 (2.08).

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.

Oleksandr Zinchenko Ukraine

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.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Ukraine/Draw double chance 27/25 (2.08) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport

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