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Sweden vs Italy 17 June 2016: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions

Game
0,1,0 1,0,0
Date & Time Friday June 17, 2016, 9:00 AM (EDT)
The Line
Italy (11/12) Draw (12/5) Sweden (9/2)
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Soccer | 0,1,0 1,0,0

Sweden take on Italy in what will be a very important game for both teams. The winner of this game will have top spot in this group and although it looks like Italy are the overwhelming favorites, any team that has Zlatan Ibrahamovic has a chance.

Italy showed us an amazing game of football as Conte and his men dismantled an unorganized Belgian team that was full of talent. This game looks like a much easier task but they need to remain careful and organized since this squad is not good and if they don’t play as a unit they might get quite a surprise.

Sweden on the other hand know that Italy are a team that can be beaten and that if they lose this game, then facing Belgium in the last match of the group will make things a lot tougher. I think Sweden have a lot of potential but the squad has not really developed yet and their reliance on Zlatan is way too high. That being said, I think Sweden have a shot in this game and a draw is a really like possibility.

I am going predict a draw but betting on it is not the best bet we have in this match. Sure, we are getting a great price on the draw and it is an understandable bet but the under 2.5 goals is much more appealing. Italy are weak attacking and Sweden are facing the best defense in the competition and as a result the under 2.5 goals seems like nearly a certainty. We are getting a good enough price to wager money on this bet and I think a large stake is a good option as well.  

Pick:
Under 2.5 Goals

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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