Italy vs Spain
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Thursday, 6th October 2016,
Kick-off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Torino.
Spain will be seeking for a revenge of their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Italy in the 2016 Euro Tournament. They will be traveling to Juventus Stadium Torino to face Italy on Thursday night.
Spain are ahead of Italy in group G with goal difference, they are in same points as they both won their first game. Spain defeated Liechtenstein 8-0 at home in the first game, Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all grabbed a brace in the game. Also Vitolo and Sergi Roberto scored a goal each in the game to make up the 8 goals.
Italy were also good in their first game, they defeated Israel 1-3 away, though Chiellini was sent off in the game. A win for Italy will keep them top of the group G table, while a defeat could see them go down to 4th place.
Italy vs Spain: Head to Head Statistics
This two teams have come a long way, they have played 35 games in the past. Italy have won 11 games against Spain, drawn 12 times and lost 12 times to Spain. A total of 78 goals have been scored between the two teams, with Italy having the highest tally (42) while Spain have scored 36 times against them. At home, Italians have won 10 games, drew 7 and lost 3 times to Spain. Italians have also scored 33 goals at home against The Spanish team and conceded 17 times. Their last game was a 2-0 win in favour of the Italians in the 2016 Euro Tournament.
Italy vs Spain: Prediction
Both teams have huge qualities in their squad and thus there are no favourites in this fixture. The two team have gone back to winning ways after their Euro 2016 outings but Spain seem to be in a much better form.
The Spanish side have won their last 2 games after the Euro competition, they have scored a total of 10 goals in the two games. Furthermore, they have kept clean sheets in the two games.
Games between the two teams are always tough, and this wont be an exception. The game could go either way. But both teams could get on the score sheet.
Italy vs Spain: Betting Tips
Both teams to score at 2.20 (6/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.70 (17/10).