Italy will face Switzerland in World Cup 2022 Qualifying Group C, 20.45 CET, on Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Both teams played superbly in this group, and this clash can decide the team that qualifies for the final tournament in Qatar.
The first game between Italy and Switzerland ended in a draw, 0-0.Bet on Italy - Switzerland with 1xBet
Best bets on Italy vs Switzerland
Italy and Switzerland have 14 points each before this game, but Bet365 see "Squadra Azzurra" the favorite. The team coached by Roberto Mancini have a bet odds of 1.61 for a victory, while Switzerland have 5.50. A draw will cost a solid 3.80.
It's unlikely to see many goals in a match with such a stake, so 1xBet offers 2.12 for Total Over 3 and 1.73 for Total Under 3.
There is also a chance that the team that scores the first goal will close the game and will hope to win. Because of this, Betway offers 2.10 for "both teams to score - yes", while they offer 1.65 for "both teams to score - no".
Where to Watch Italy vs Switzerland
The game between the Italy and Switzerland will be broadcast live on RAI 1. The broadcast from Stadio Olimpico begins at 20.35 CET, ten minutes before the start.Bet on Italy - Switzerland with 1xBet
Italy is currently the leader in Group C because they scored 12 goals and concede one goal, while Switzerland scored 10 goals and also concede only one. The European Champions from this summer lost only one of the last 38 games, against Spain, in Nations League semifinals, 1-2.
However, Italy had some problems after EURO 2020. "Squadra Azzurra" won two of the last four games: 1-1 vs Bulgaria, 5-0 vs Lithuania, 1-2 vs Spain and 2-1 vs Belgium.
Roberto Mancini was hoping that Stadio Olimpico will open to full capacity for this match against Switzerland, but they have only granted to extend the capacity to 75%.
It's going to be a very special game for Italy because they missed World Cup 2018 after Sweden took them out in the playoffs. A victory now should eliminate all emotions. The last game between Italy and Switzerland played on Stadio Olimpico was won by the host team, 3-0, in EURO 2020 group stage.
Italy will play without top-scorer Ciro Immobile, who picked up an injury.
Switzerland impressed everyone after the victory against France at EURO 2020 and the team coached by Murat Yakin also has a strong campaign in World Cup 2022 Qualifying Group C.
Switzerland have the second chance against Italy, but a victory at Stadio Olimpico would be huge.
Switzerland is undefeated in the last five games: 2-1 vs Greece, 0-0 vs Italy, 0-0 vs Northern Ireland, 2-0 vs Northern Ireland and 4-0 vs Lithuania.
Italy vs Switzerland H2H
- Matches: 59;
- Italy wins: 29;
- Switzerland wins: 23;
- Draws: 7;
Italy vs Switzerland: possible lineups
- Italy: Donnarumma - Emerson, Leonardo Bonucci, Bastoni, Giovanni Di Lorenzo - Jorginho, Verratti, Locatelli - Chiesa, Bernardeschi, Insigne;
- Switzerland: Sommer - Rodriguez, Elvedi, Schar, Widmer - Sow, Freuler - Zuber, Shaqiri, Steffen - Breel Embolo;