Italy are ticking over nicely in their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. It has been three wins from three and are yet to concede a goal in the group. Next for them comes the challenge of Bosnia who suffered a pretty big setback on the weekend with a 2-0 defeat in Finland. Can Italy keep their strong momentum going? Read our Italy v Bosnia betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 10th, 2019 at 7:44 p.m.)
It is a four-match winning streak that Italy find themselves on at the moment. On the weekend they collected a 3-0 success out in Greece making it three wins from three in their Euro 2020 qualification group. Across their three qualifiers so far Italy have scored 11 unanswered goals. The defensive output of Italy has been superb, really going back to their Nations League campaign. They have not conceded a single goal in any of their last six games played now and have earned one in seven of their last eight. So that is some impressive output and it does hint at them being on a pretty good trajectory.
To be realistic this is a pretty easy qualification group that they have in front of them and it would be a major surprise if they didn’t win it. The Italians do look a little bit as if they are still trying to find their best side but with a goal in two of their three European championship qualifiers so far, Nicolo Barella may be worth considering in the anytime goalscorer market. Just looking back at their game against Greece on the weekend, Italy took 70% possession and produced 10 shots on target in the fixture.
This will be the first competitive meeting between the two nations in Italy
Bosnia have earned four points from their opening three Euro 2020 qualification matches. Considering the difficulty of this away game they will probably be happy with just picking up a point out of it. They started their qualification campaign with a 2-1 home success over Armenia, before being held to a 2-2 draw at home against Greece. But then they had a pretty major collapse on the weekend as they suffered a 2-0 reverse out in Finland. This trip to Italy will be their toughest fixture of the entire qualification campaign.
Bosnia have won only one of their last five fixtures played, which was their success over Armenia (D2 L2). Bosnia have also been having a bit of trouble putting the ball in the back of the net as they have failed to score in four of their last seven fixtures now. They are also winless in their last four away games, losing two of those. Since a 2-1 success in Northern Ireland during the Nations League group stage, Bosnia are on a four-match away streak without a goal having been put on the board.
Italy are the clear favourite in this fixture and should be a fairly comfortable evening for them. It is hard to see after their loss in Finland, just how Bosnia are going to come up with anything to challenge the Italians. Italy to win to nil.
11th June 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting