Italy vs Holland Betting Preview | 14 Oct 2020

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Two European heavyweights who will be hoping to make a return to winning ways in midweek, Italy will welcome Holland to the Gewiss Stadium on Wednesday night.

While the Blues might have been disappointed to have had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate away in Poland over the weekend, the former world champions have continued on a stellar unbeaten run that stems all the way back to a Nations League defeat against Portugal back in September 2018.

On the flip side, while Holland might have managed to open this year’s tournament with a 1-0 win against the Poles on home soil last month, the Oranges also had to settle for their own goalless draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.

In the midst of a three-match winless run, Wednesday’s guests should also be concerned by their worrying record against the Italians.

Including a 1-0 defeat when they hosted Italy in Amsterdam last month, Holland have failed to win any of their last six straight meetings against the midweek hosts, losing three of their last four meetings. You might be interested to know a similar home victory in Bergamo can be found priced at 1/1 with Bet365.

Betting Tip: Italy win – 1/1 @ Bet365
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Italy seeking a statement?

Although Italy would have been left frustrated to have only left Poland with a point to show for themselves over the weekend, Gli Azzurri dominated large spells of proceedings and have only continued to show a string of improvements under Roberto Mancini.

Ending their major tournament exile after storming their way through qualifying for next year’s European Championships, the one-time Manchester City boss now finds his side in the midst of a very impressive 18-match unbeaten run across all competitions.

One of just two nations who managed to boast a 100% run during qualifying, the Blues also managed to bag 37 goals and it is no surprise that they have a real reputation for their recent showings in the final third.

Still managing to muster 16 shots on Poland’s goal as they had to settle for a point on foreign soil, it should be noted that they hit Moldova for six last time out on home soil.

In fact, now bagging at least a pair of strikes in six of their last seven matchups at home, you might be interested to know that Wednesday’s hosts are priced at 21/20 with Betfair to bag over 1.5 goals in midweek.

Betting Tip: Italy win – 1/1 @ Bet365
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

A stuttering start for De Boer

While Holland might have finally managed to announce someone to take over from Ronald Koeman earlier in the month, new boss Frank de Boer didn’t see his tenure get off to the best of starts away in Bosnia-Herzegovina over the weekend.

Despite fielding a side that hosted the likes of Frankie De Jong, Virgil Van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum, the former world champions could not force a breakthrough in Zenica and had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate.

Desperate to replicate the level that Koeman had set prior to joining up with Barcelona over the summer, the one-time Crystal Palace Head Coach will be calling on his star-studded side to find a much-needed spark in the final third.

Drawing a blank on their travels on Sunday, the Oranges have now failed to find the net in any of their last three appearances on the spin, including that 1-0 defeat against the Italians last month.

You might be interested to know that a gun-shy Holland can be found priced at 6/4 with Paddy Power to draw another blank on Wednesday night.


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