Italy vs Armenia: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions

Italy vs Armenia Euro 2020
Italy vs Armenia, Euro 2020, Stadio Renzo Barbera

Italy have breezed through the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign and will expect to see off an Armenia side still harbouring an outside hope of making it to the finals next year even though it is out of their hands.

Our Betting Tips

No one can argue that Italy have been in dominant form in this Euro 2020 campaign. That included defeating Armenia away from home back in September 3-1. That win for Italy maintained their unbeaten record against their opponents in three games but also meant the Italians are yet to keep a clean sheet against their Armenian rivals. That is why it is worth getting on this bet with popular sportsbooks as Italy have conceded in three of their last five games.

ITALY TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

It is hard to argue against goals in this game especially as all three previous meetings between the two has seen both teams score and four goals in every game. In this qualifying campaign, Italy have scored two or more goals in every game so far whilst Armenia have scored in six of their eight qualifying games at the time of writing. Goals are assured then making this a great way to get value with online betting sites.

OVER 3.5 GOALS IN THE GAME

We have established that goals are going to play a big part in this game, and when they come, expect a majority of them to come in the second half. That is because the hosts are rather fond of a second half goal of late. So much so in fact that eight of the Italians last ten goals have come after the break. Three of Armenia’s last five goals have also come in the second half so back the second 45 to be the highest scoring half.

HIGHEST SCORING HALF – SECOND HALF

Statistics

Head to Head

When the pair met in reverse fixture at the Republican Stadium in Armenia back in September, it was the Italians who came away with the three-points thanks to Andrea Belotti brace in the 3-1 win. That maintained Italy’s unbeaten record against Armenia having drawn and won the only other two meetings between the two.

Stats

  • No matter what happens Italy are assured of top spot in group J.
  • Italy are unbeaten in host city Palermo with five wins and a draw since 1994.
  • Italy have never lost to Armenia, but they have also never kept a clean sheet against them.
  • Armenia beat Greece in June to record their only away victory of 2019.

Our Prediction for Italy vs Armenia

Italy to win by a two-goal margin

Three times Italy have met Armenia and in two of those games the Italians have won by a two-goal margin. By itself, that may be a loose reason to back this with online betting sites but there is more reason to take the plunge here. Italy have also won three of their eight by exactly two goals prior to the Bosnia clash. That is a pretty strong strike rate making an Italian win by two a strong possibility.

Callum Brady is an avid football fan and overly optimistic Leeds supporter #MOT! When he is not spotted visiting Elland Road, Callum spends his time following European Football, Rugby, and has recently taken interest in the NFL. A travel enthusiast, Callum is always looking for recommendations on where to travel based on football pitches to visit.

All Predictions by Callum Brady

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