Switzerland vs Italy Predictions

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Italy To Win To Nil

11/5odds when tipped
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Italy 2-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Italy did not concede a goal in each of their last seven competitive away games prior to Euro 2020.
  • Italy stretched their undefeated run to 35 games with a 1-1 home draw to Bulgaria on Thursday.

Don’t bank on under-strength Swiss stopping Italy 

Italy came crashing back to earth with a bump after their summer of celebrations when Bulgaria pulled off a shock result to nick a draw in Florence this week.

Roberto Mancini’s men dominated the game but failed to convert chances after suffering a minor lapse in defensive concentration.

The result should be seen as a warning to them to take nothing for granted and that usually applies when facing the Swiss on home soil.

Murat Yakin got a 2-1 friendly win over Greece in his first match in charge this week, extending the Swiss’ undefeated home streak to six games (Five wins, one draw).

They have proven to be awkward opponents to Europe’s best teams because they always look capable of scoring at home – as they have done against Germany, Spain and Croatia in the last 12 months.

But Yakin is without so much attacking talent for this that we have to side with Italy here.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Mario Gavranovic and Breel Embolo are all absent due to injury and health reasons, so we don’t rate Switzerland’s chances of breaching the Azzurri’s vaunted backline – especially as they saw how one lapse could prove costly on Thursday.

The last three away Nations League or World Cup qualifiers Italy have played have finished in 2-0 wins so we see no need to look elsewhere for our correct score prediction.

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