Italy vs France
Date: Thursday; 2-September-2016
Kick-off: 02:00 GMT +7
Venue: Stadio San Nicola (Bari).
Another very interesting match, Italy vs France, will be equally interesting both to watch and to bet on. We expect true football spectacle on Thursday night and major bookmakers prepared a real treat for this match. Plenty of different games to play are spiced up with very good betting odds and this is the reason more why this match should definitely be on your betting tickets. Both teams play very good and both did very good at the EURO 2016.
Italy surprised with very good games, and even though with the “oldest” team at the championship, they showed that they can stand and play equal with everybody. They lost in quarter-finals against Germany after Germans were better after penalties. After EURO 2016, former Torino manager Giampiero Ventura tuck over the team and this match will be his debut. Even though many were disappointed with his selection, he didn’t made many changes to the team who did very good at the recently finished championship. On the other side, France expectedly played in EURO 2016 finals. They lost against Portugal in Extra time. Portugal played, by the many opinions, the worst football at the euro and reached the finals with only one victory in regular time. They were very lucky, and it was the same in finals against France. France were much better team during the whole match and even in extra time, but Portugal were lucky to score a goal and win. Without doubts France have one of the best players in their team but Didier Deschamps needs to work more on team play with his team if they think to reach high in the 2018 World Cup. When it comes to their mutual encounters, in their last match, back in 2012 also in a friendly match France won with 2-1. In their last competitive match two teams played against each other back in European championship in 2008 and in this match Italy won with 2-0.
In this match France may be the favorites to win, but Italy for sure is not the team to underestimate. Enjoy in very good football match and don’t miss the great betting odds. Read our betting preview for match Italy vs France and with our betting tips and predictions and try to earn some cash.
Italy vs France: Head-to-Head
Both teams have come a long way, they have played 37 games against each other. Italy have won 19 games against France, while the French side have won 10 games. At home, Italy have won 13 games and lost 5 against France. Also, Italy have scored a total of 80 goals against France, while they have conceded 50 goals to France.
Italy vs France: Prediction
Both teams have good qualities in their squad, they are in good form too. However, France look more organised than Italy considering their performance in the Euro Championship. They have a star studded midfield which is capable of winning he game for them, the likes of Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Morgan Schneiderlin. France have all it takes to go past Italian defense, but the Italians are not to be written off.
The game will be a tough and entertaining one and is likely to drift towards stalemate. These kind of fixtures are likely to witness few goals, so under 2.5 goals is also an option.