What’s the biggest match this Sunday and can it exceed the marvelous show that Portugal and Germany pulled of earlier today?
It’s going to decide the winner of group A and tell us a great deal about potential ro16 seeds.
Both scenarios aren’t that likely; what’s likelier is a hard-fought contest between the first two group A teams. Italy are, obviously, the heavy favorites. Heck, their first two matches have put them in the driving seat for the whole tournament, with outright winner odds on them dropping down further and further with each passing day.
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Italy Betting Preview
The Italian national team has been absolutely clinical in front of goal. They are two from two, having defeated both Switzerland and Turkey thus far. Their goal difference is +6, and they are yet to concede a goal (6:0).
— Italy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@azzurri) June 19, 2021
And it’s nothing surprising, really. We’ve known Italy has one of the toughest defenses in the world even before their opener with Turkey. Bonucci and Chiellini have been nothing but rock solid thus far, ruling over Italy’s defensive third with an iron fist, game in and game out.
Plus, they know each other very well. Locatelli and Barella play extremely well off each other and aren’t just capable of sending quality balls to immobile, Berardi and Insigne, but Florenzi and Spinazzola too.
Immobile and Locatelli have two goals each, with Insigne sits on just one at the moment. Needless to say, they will all be eyeing their chances against Wales, hoping to put a few behind Ward tomorrow. Everything suggests they’ll manage, which means less work for our Italy vs. Wales predictions!
Wales Betting Preview
Wales are looking pretty good despite the whole Ryan Giggs harassment drama. Robert Page picked up the flow right away, and Wales are in a strong second place with four points from two games. They are still in it for the first spot that’d lead to an (arguably) weaker opponent. If Bale and the company can beat Italy, they’ll be in the driving spot of group A.
While Wales did show a lot of quality gameplay in the two group stage matches they’ve played thus far, Italy is on a whole different level than Switzerland and Turkey. They will need to be 100% focused from start to finish; even the slightest mistake can (and probably will) lead to a goal.
Easier said than done, though. Chiellini and Bonucci are world-class defenders; even if Bale swings past the wingers, he’ll still need a lot of work to overcome the aforementioned defensive tandem.
Remember, Italy won both matches with 3:0 on the scoreboard. If Wales concede less, they will remain in second place on goal difference, assuming Switzerland doesn’t go all crazy and wrecks Turkey with 3+ goals difference.
Italy vs. Wales Betting Predictions
While Ramsey and Bale definitely pose as proper threats to the Italian defensive lines, perhaps even bigger than what Turkey and Switzerland had to offer, I doubt they will manage to score a goal tomorrow. That’s right; I reckon Italy’s defensive line will hold off everything Wales manages to fire at them.
Surprisingly enough, the odds on such an outcome aren’t that crazy. At +115, they don’t offer a massive return, but deliver exceptional value considering the circumstances.
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