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Belgium vs Italy 13 June 2016: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions

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Date & Time Monday June 13, 2016, 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
Belgium (8/5) Draw (28/13) Italy (9/4)
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The most anticipated game in the group stages of Euro 2016 is surely the clash between Italy and Belgium. Both teams will feel as if they can win the whole tournament and as a result a win here will be very important. Furthermore, a win in this game will most likely decide who will finish top in the group and as a result I think both teams will go out full tanks blazing.

Belgium are an amazing side. This team is filled with star power from goalkeeper to striker and they should do well in any tournament. In this game I think their main boost will be in the midfield. With Veratti and others out injured for Italy, the likes of Witsel and co will look to dominate the middle of the park. This will give plenty of opportunities to De Bruyne, Hazzard and Lukaku as they will look to score.

Italy’s main game will be the defense and they will look to strike of the counter. This side has an amazing defensive with the likes of Bonnuci and Buffon. This along with El Sharaawy and other pacey strikers who they can use for fast breaks makes it likely they will look to play deep. That being said, I think they will lose this match since Belgium are simply too strong attacking and they will surely break down Italy in 90 minutes.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good enough price on Belgium to wager on them to simply win. This is a value bet rather than a safe bet but I think it is worth it simply since the Red Devils are so good. Also, the under 2.5 goals is also a good bet since I don’t expect Italy to score and I don’t think they will concede more than 2 either.  

Pick:
Belgium to win

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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