Reasons for betting on Spain vs Italy tip
The main event of group G and possibly of the whole round in the European part of the qualifications for the World Cup, will take place at Santiago Bernabeu, where Spain hosts Italy.
It will be the direct encounter for the first place, which leads to Russia. Both Italy and Spain have the exact same record, 5 victories, and 1 draw. The only exception is goal difference where Spain has +18, while Italy has +14.
It will be a world classic with several legends on both sides of the pitch. Lay back and enjoy while watching this spectacle, and we are going to make a perfect preview if you want to stake some money on it.
The Red Fury has 10 straight games without a defeat. They are very convincing when playing in Spain, and in 3 matches they have scored 16 goals. On the other hand, they allowed only one, and on 2 occasions, they kept the clean sheets. From the most recent 6 events in which Spain participated, 5 saw over 2.5 goals.
In 4 of the previous 5 contests, we saw both teams to score. Experienced striker, David Villa is back to the national team, and this will present a huge boost for the whole squad. Despite his age, Villa was always performing excellently when playing for Spain. Lucas Vasquez replaced Vitolo, who picked up a knee injury.
The Italians will have the ultimate challenge in front of them. They need to defeat the Spaniards in order to be safe regarding the advance to the World Cup. But this is going to be one hell of a task. The Azzurri are in an excellent shape because they have 8 victories and only 2 draws in the previous 10 games. Giampiero Ventura made a fantastic goal machine which is highly uncharacteristic for the Italians. In 10 mentioned games Italy scored 31 times.
5 from the past 6 events, saw both teams not to score, and each time Italy kept a clean sheet. After a long time, the Italians are playing football without defensive approach. The team is well balanced, and all lines are equally strong.
Head to head matches
The first leg ended without winners with one goal a piece from each side. We have to mention though, that Spain dominated in that event. Daniele De Rossi equalized the result from the penalty kick in the 82nd minute, while on the other side, Vitolo who will skip this match, brought the lead to the guests. The recent 5 games concluded with less than 3 goals.
The history of the encounters between these two nations is very rich. In 36 games so far, Spain has 12 victories and Italy one fewer. The draw was the outcome on 13 occasions, and goal difference is slightly in favor of the Italians 51-48.
Prediction for betting on Spain vs Italy tip
This game is going to be a tricky one. The final outcome could go either way, and we think that one goal will decide this match. Because of this, we would suggest you to play under 2.5 goals. Both sides are going to be cautious, so do not expect a high scoring affair here.
For the second advice, we would pick that the first half ends with a draw.