Italy vs Switzerland: Prediction and Betting Tips

19:45, Nov 12 2021
Italy vs Switzerland prediction for Friday’s European World Cup qualifiers clash at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Group C leaders Italy host Switzerland who are second on goal difference in round seven of the European World Cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022. This is a crucial match for both teams aiming to finish top of the group. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

Italy need to react as champions 

Italy lost some of their momentum when they returned from the European cup crowned as champions. To Illustrate, the Azzurri drew two and won one of their three games in the latest window and lost four points in their quest to finish top of the table. In effect, their visitors Switzerland caught up with them and share the same 14 points. 

Consequently, it’s a must-win game for Mancini and his team with two matches remaining. Surely the European champions will take confidence from playing at the Olimpico where they beat the Swiss 3-0 in June. Moreover, Italy have not lost to Switzerland in the last eight games, winning two and drawing six. Hence Mancini needs to bring out of his players the form that let them be crowned as European champions.

Switzerland looking for a first-ever win in Rome

Switzerland did very well to catch up with Italy and now a crunch game awaits them in Rome. As a result, if Switzerland win, they clinch the top spot and host Bulgaria in the final game. However, in order to do that the Swiss must win in Italy, something they have never done before. In fact, Switzerland managed just one draw in seven visits throughout history.

Similar to Italy, Switzerland’s defense is the basis of their success so far in the WC qualifiers. To illustrate, coach Murat Yakin’s team has five clean sheets in six matches and conceded just one goal. And with an average of 63.84%, ball possession across their six games shows how well Yakin’s team dominate their games. Therefore Switzerland have to take the initiative and enter the match with a winning mentality.

Italy vs Switzerland Key Points

  • Switzerland have not conceded a goal in the last five WCQ games
  • Italy scored in all of their last five home games
  • The last three matches of Italy saw over 2.5 goals 
  • In the last three of four matches of Switzerland saw under 2.5 goals

Italy vs Switzerland Prediction

One of the most difficult matches to predict in this WCQ window is Italy vs Switzerland. During the first game in Basel, Italy had seven shots on target but couldn’t score. Definitely, the quality of players at Mancini’s disposal is much better but they need to be effective in front of goal. 

With Mancini, Italy like to dominate the game and keep possession of the ball.  In addition, the Azzurri press high to recover the ball quickly. All these tactics need to be mastered in a game like this to obtain the desired result.

With the bookies, Italy are the favorites to win. However, considering the importance and the high tension it will have, we prefer to couple the win with a double chance. Also, we think we will see goals in this one, hence we will combine the two bets.

Italy vs Switzerland Betting Tips

Italy win or draw and over 1.5 goals 1.53 at Vbet

Draw or Italy win and under 2.5 goals 1.93 at Vbet

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