EURO 2016 – Italy vs Sweden

Stadium Municipal – Friday 17th June, 9PM AWST

Recent Form

Italy 2 – Belgium 0

Republic of Ireland 1 v Sweden 1

Match Overview

Italy surprised the competition with the ease of their first round win over Group E hot shots Belgium with an exciting 2-0 win. Giaccherini opened in the 31st minute followed by Pelle late in the match to seal a well executed 2-0 victory for Antonio Conte’s men.

Sweden were lucky to get out of trouble after Hoolahan score a delightful strike to register for Ireland in the 48th minute and then an own goal from Clark made it 1-1 in the 71st minute.

Head to head Italy have won four of the past five contests with their most recent encounter back in 2009 in Italy with the hosts winning 1-0.

Sweden have not beaten Italy in an international since 1989.

However the Swedes still have the looming presence of Zlatan Ibrahimović and the towering Centre Forward will be hungry to get on the boards for the fourth time in this Tournament.

Swedish defender Mikael Lustig sustained a groin injury versus Ireland and will most likely be replaced by Erik Johansson his replacement in the previous match or Albin Ekdal could be recalled.

Expect Italy to build on their confidence following their first up win and attempt to go for an early strike to cement their superiority and advance to the knockout stage of Euro 2016.

Team Azzurri to win.

Player Watch

Graziano Pelle scored in Game 1 and the Southampton striker can continue in his good form and score again.

Match Result

Italy 1-0

Bet Suggestion

Option 1 – Italy $1.83*

Option 2 – Italy / FT Italy $2.85*

correct at time of publication

Bet Now