Spain vs Italy 2 September 2017: World Cup Qualifiers Preview and Predictions
2 September 2017/1445ET
Spain (8/11) Draw (45/17) Italy (5/1) See the Latest Odds
Spain takes on Italy in what should be a great game between two of the most historically famous national football teams in the world. The game is set to be played at the home of Real Madrid football club in the Spanish capital so I am expecting the match to be played with a lot of people watching and a great atmosphere.
Italy will look to keep a clean sheet and then play on the counter. Bonucci, Barzagli, and Chiellini will make a really formidable back three that will be backed up by Gigi Buffon. This is a team that will not concede many goals and I think that will be their game plan. This team lacks attacking quality but the likes of Abate and El Shaarawy have pace and the counter attacking game style is what they will hope to use.
Spain, on the other hand, will look to dominate the middle of the park. Iniesta, Busquets, and Isco will line up together to make up a very good midfield trio. This along with Morata, David Silva, and other attacking players will allow this team to constantly attack the Italian backline. This team is very good when they play well together and I think in front of a packed home crowd, they should be able to do just that.
I think that Spain will win but with a 1-0 or 2-0 result. We are getting a good price on this bet so I think it is the best option in regards of placing a way. In addition to that, the under 2.5 goals is also a good bet since it seems unlikely that Italy will concede many goals.