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Italy vs Austria: Predictions and Betting Tips
The Italians have reached the Round of 16 with victories in all three of their matches and having scored seven goals without conceding anyl. It is the first time in the history of the Euros that a team has won all three group matches without conceding a goal.
The standout player amongst the Italian team is the young Sassulol midfielder, Mario Locatelli, and he is already being talked about by big European teams, including Juventus.
Italy has only ever lost once to Austria, way back in 1912.
The Austrians qualified for the round of 16 after finishing second in their group with two wins and one loss. They scored four goals and conceded three.
Among the Austrians’ players of note are captain David Alaba and the right-back Stefan Lainer.
- 29 consecutive matches without losing for Italy
- 11 consecutive matches without conceding goals for Italy
- Two wins, two losses and one draw for Austria in their last five games
- Four of Austria’s last five games have ended with under 2.5 total match goals
Italy vs Austria Predictions
Italy are clear favourites to win this match. Their streaks of 29 consecutive matches without losing and 11 consecutive matches without conceding goals are truly spectacular figures. There may be teams that could trouble this Italian side but we don’t think the Austrians are one of them
Although the Italians are able to play offensively, it is through their defence that they posted such strong results because, when defending, the whole team stands deep in their own half, waiting for their opponent to make a mistake in order to set up a counter attack. We think the Italians will again follow this script, scoring few goals but not conceding any either.
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