Italy vs Liechtenstein: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Tuesday, March 26th 2019, @2:45 PM
The Azzurri welcome little Liechtenstein to the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma for the second game of their Euro 2020 qualifying group double header on Tuesday night.
Italy were unbeaten in their last four international games going into their match with Finland on Saturday – and have lost just twice since Roberto Mancini was named as manager of the Azzurri last summer. A 3-1 Friendly defeat to France in Nice in June 2018 and a 1-0 loss away to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League.
Lichtenstein are winless in their last four international matches – but did draw their last game which was a 2-2 draw at home with Armenia in the Nations League. The principality finished bottom of their group on four points but did manage a 2-0 win at home against Gibraltar – which was their first competitive win since a 1-0 win away to Moldova in a 2014 Euro 2016 qualifying game.
Italy finished top of their last European Qualification Group with 24 points ahead of Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, and Malta – and while in France under manager Antonio Conte they got as far as the Quarter Finals in the 2016 tournament before bowing out on penalties to Germany.
Lichtenstein finished second last in their 2016 European Qualifying group on five points behind the likes of Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Montenegro but ahead of Moldova who they picked up four points from – they were in the same group as the Italians in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup but finished rock bottom failing to pick up any points. A 4-0 win for the Italians is a good bet.
Italy to win 4-0 at 11/2
Italy were goal shy in their last couple of qualifying tournaments and will want to rack up the goals in this game to give their forwards a confidence boost.
Total goals over 3.5
The Azzurri had scored just three times in their last five games going into their match with Finland while Lichtenstein have scored six in their last five but that was against much lower opposition than Italy.
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Head to Head
These sides met twice before in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup – The Azzurri won 4-0 away and 5-0 at home.
- Italy haven’t lost a home game in European Championship Qualifying since a 3-2 loss to Denmark back in 1999 which is a run of 20 games – and have lost just three games at home in total in European Championship Qualifying.
- Lichtenstein have only ever won five matches in European Championship Qualifying – just one of those victories came away from home though which was that 1-0 win away to Moldova.
- Italy will be looking to qualify for the 2020 tournament and reach the final like they did in 2012 and 2000 and lift the trophy for the first time since 1968.
- Lichtenstein have never qualified for any tournament and will be happy with just picking up any sort of points in this group.