Italy and Spain Meet in the Derby of Group GPublished September 2, 2017 by Florin P
Spain welcomes Italy in the most exciting game of the World Cup qualifiers. (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Arguably the most exciting match of the World Cup qualifiers in early September is the match between Italy and Spain. The two teams are tied for the lead with five victories and a single draw and the one that wins this fixture is likely to win the group in the end. Not surprisingly, the only draw they recorded during the group stage was in the first match, one dominated by Spain.
Outstanding Home Record for Spain
The home side has won nine out of 16 games against Italy and lost a single time, so players have high expectations ahead of this fixture. Even though the two teams have already secured swift passage to the World Cup, the stakes are as high as they get. The winner of this match is almost certain to win the group and will be able to rest key players in the final rounds.
Spain has winning records with almost every team in the world when they played in front of their fans. Italy is no exception and that’s why the home side is expected to play offensive football against the former World Cup champions. There are no injury concerns for the hosts and the offensive is amazing.
Italy Relies on Younger Players
The Italians have successfully completed the change of generations and managed to win plenty of games during this difficult transition. Now the team has reached its final form and all that is left to do is to consolidate on the progress made so far. A victory over Spain would mean a great deal for the visitors, but they won’t take any chances and will try to settle for a draw.
Given the superb form of the Spanish team in the head to head record, the only real threat here is the possibility of a draw. However, as long as the odds revolve around 9/10 with bet365 Sports, there is plenty of value to justify a high-stakes bet on Spain to win.