BANKER FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS
Welcome all to another edition of the banker football betting tips. Today, Italy need to beat Sweden by 2 goals to book a ticket to the next World Cup in Russia. And i believe they have what it takes to achieve that against the Swedish who are not so great on the road.
World Cup Qualification Playoff
Italy vs Sweden
Pick: Italy win
ANALYSIS AND MATCH PREVIEW
A lone goal from Jakob Johansson give Sweden a 1-0 win at Stockholm and set up an interesting finale at Milan.
Despite the lack of goals, the game was fairly competent with the Italians have the majority of scoring chances and better finishing could have seen them starting the game on level terms. However, having conceded a slender lead, they will be fairly confident of overturning the deficit in front of the home fans.
Sweden’s win against Italy on Friday is their fifth home win on the bounce in World Cup qualifiers with cleans sheets in four. However, their away record is quite poor with wins against lowly ranked Luxembourg and Belarus staying below the losses to France, Netherlands and Bulgaria.
Italy are unbeaten at home in the qualification games this term, 3 wins and 2 draws from five. However, a 1-1 draw against lowly Macedonia indicated complacency can become an issue for this team at times.
This tie could go down all the way down to the wire with Sweden holding a slender lead. But, I feel the Azzurri have the upper hand and could book their place in the World Cups with a perfect win here.