Italy vs Finland (By: FantaCalcio)
The Azzurri are favourites to kick off their campaign with a vital victory at home.
They have been allotted a favorable group, giving hopes to their European ambitions. After failing to qualify for the World Cup 2018.
Finland impressed well in their Nations League campaign, and rightfully got promoted from their current League C. It needs to be noted though, that they were pitted alongside the likes of Estonia, Greece etc, whereas taking Italy, at their home, will be a whole different story.
Mario Balotelli and Andrea Belotti were surprise exclusions when Mancini named his squad last week. 36 years old Fabio Quagliarella, who has not played for his country for 8 years, could lead the line for the Azzurri. This can show you how desperate is Italy in attack.
Italy have scored more than 1 goal in just 1 of their last 9 nine home matches, and there have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of those.
That's why a short Italian win won't surprise me here at all.
Italy vs Finland predictions
|1 & under 2.5 goals||Bet365||2.67||6||2-0 WON (+10.02 units)|
Italy vs Finland betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (FantaCalcio).