Today its time for Nations League and we’ll be looking at Italy v Ukraine. Italy will host Ukraine at station Luigi Ferraris in Genoa. It will be a good game where Italy will go for the win, after a somewhat disappointing start in the Nations League.
Our Prediction For This Game:
In today’s game, Italy is the favourite to win, but to be honest we don’t think that’s a given, taking into account recent form. The favourable odds must be because of the team’s history. The last games they played have not been the best. Ukraine, on the other hand, has been playing well against mediocre teams away. They will be more than happy with a draw today, so today’s betting tips are under 2.5 goals. 888sport offers us odds of 1.71 for that.
Italy has not had a good start in this tournament. The first match, at home against Poland, ended 1-1. The only win they managed to get in this tournament so far is a 2-1 victory against Saudi Arabia. They followed that up with a defeat away at Portugal. Coach, Roberto Mancini, did not have a good start and will need to change something. In today’s game, Italy will play without Simone Zaza, Patrick Cutrone, Alessio Romagnoli and Danilo D’Ambrosio.
Ukraine has had a great start in this tournament, with 4 out of 5 games ending in a win for them. They will likely be happy with a draw tonight and so they will probably focus on defending. The team will play without Artem Besedin and Vitaliy Buyalskiy, due to injury.
Reason for and against the tip:
✓ Italy has not been good lately and they haven’t been scoring many goals.
✓ Ukraine will be happy with a draw.
✘ This is the chance for Italy to show the critics that they are wrong, and they will try for a big win.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.71 @888Sport
For more betting tips and predictions, click here.