Slovakia U19 vs Italy U19
Stadium: City Arena (Trnava)
21.06.2022 18:30 MSK
On 21 June 2022, Slovakia and Italy will play in Trnava in the second round of the European Youth Football Championship. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Slovakia's youth team is far from the most prestigious team on the continent, but they won bronze medals at the inaugural European U19 Championship in 2002. The Slovaks automatically qualified for the 2022 continental championships as hosts, but that status has not helped them much. Already in their opening game, they had to face France. By the end of the first half, the Slovaks lost 0:2, and after the break, they lost with a score of 0:5.
Italy's youth team is far more ambitious and skilled, but they have not had great success in this age group for a long time. The Blues have only won the continental title once in their history, winning the gold medals at UEFA EURO 2003. Since then, they have only claimed three silvers and failed to advance from the group stage at the last European competition. They started the current tournament with a game against Romania, which they dominated in both halves, but failed to gain an advantage, but still managed to pull out a 2:1 win.
Expert Betting Tips
Slovakia and Italy's youth teams are very different teams at the moment. The Slovaks are the hosts of UEFA EURO 2022, but even that fact did not allow them to avoid a dramatic 0:5 defeat against the French. The Blues had a tough start to the tournament, but they slowly settled in and still managed to take the three points. Now, they will look more confident in their abilities, so Alberta Rusnák's chances are minimal. As a result, we have to bet on Italy winning with a handicap (-1.5) for 1.736.
The Slovakian and Italian youth teams have historically played well together. They have played four head-to-head encounters in their history, scoring 17 goals against each other (4.25 goals per game on average). And in the upcoming game, we have every right to expect a solid scoring performance as the Slovaks, after their heavy defeat by the French, will try to rehabilitate themselves in front of the home stands. At the same time, the Italians play bright and attacking. With this in mind, we can predict a total over 3.5 for 2.36.
Slovakia had an unimpressive attacking line-up but had been scoring consistently ahead of Euro 2022. They had scored in nine successive friendlies before losing at home to France 0:5. There is no doubt that the Slovakians will be much more aggressive in attack, as they have nothing to lose, but they are also unlikely to be able to come away with a clean sheet when they play defensively. In such a situation, we suggest betting on both teams to score 2.00.
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