Italy is on danger to miss out World Cup for the first time since 1958. They lost in Stockholm 0:1 and must fight really hard to get tickets to Russia. I guess they had simple plan for first leg: control the game with ball possesion, not to let Swedes score and score themselves maybe once if there is a chance but without pushing too much. That went pretty well untill Johansson scored in 61. After that Italians tried a little harder to score but failed to do so. Tonights game on Stadio Giuseppe Meazza will be whole other story. As I said, in my opinion Italian were planning to go easy in the first game and then win convincingly in the second leg. They lost first game so they will have to push even harder and having in mind that 1 goal for Sweden makes them having to score at least 3 to pass, I think they will do whatever they can to score 3 goals as soon as possible. And no doubt they have quality to achive it quickly. There is no place for chess playing anymore.
Italy are without Veratti, and Sweden can use Lustig again, and I guess there won’t be many changes in Swedish first team.
This qualifications has not been bed of roses for Italy but after all I think they’ll be fired up tonight and find a way to go to Russia and they surely have quality to do so. That’s why I’ll go for HT/FT Italy with nice odds.
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