Italy vs Belgium: prediction for the Nations League match
The unbeaten run of the Italian national team, which was going on for more than two years, was just put to an end. Interesting enough that this series started after a defeat to Portugal in the group stage of the Nations League.
Squadra Azzurra advanced into the semi-final of the current tournament after a first-place finish in the group. In the match against Spain Roberto Mancini's side conceded two goals in the first half and Leonardo Bonucci was sent off at 42nd minute.
The Red Fury got revenge for a defeat in the semi-final of Euro 2020, recording a victory on Wednesday. Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti were absent and it surely affected Italy's game.
We should remind that Italy is looking great in the World Cup qualification, team picked up 14 points and is at the top of the group with a six-point lead over Switzerland.
Belgium secured a first spot in the group with England and Denmark on the way to the semi-final, they finished the group stage with a five-point lead over the competitors.
In the semi-final team was leading at half-time, but team lost focus and the current World champion got advantage of that. In the second half The Tricolors scored three goals and advanced into the final.
Roberto Martinez' men put up a great performance in Euro 2020, they left no chance to their opponents in the group stage, then they eliminated the reigning champion, Portugal, from the tournament. The Red Devils were stopped in the quarter-final, they lost to their today opponent, Italy (1:2).
Belgian side got off to a great start in the World Cup qualification, team is unbeaten so far - five victories and a draw brought them a first spot in the group.
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In our opinion, both teams deserved a medal, but their fans were definitely expecting more. We will probably see an offensive performance from both teams and opponents will create a number of goal opportunities. In our first prediction we offer to place a bet on total over.
Our prediction - total over 3 goals
Prediction: total over 3 goals
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It is hard to choose a favourite in this match, we can't say that current champion of Europe and the first team of FIFA rankings will be motivated to fight for the bronze medal.
Our second bet is on a draw