In this coming weekend a series of European qualifiers matches will be played. Among the matches scheduled to be played is a match between Greece vs. Italy. The match will take place on Saturday 8th June 2019 at the Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis and will kick off at 21:45GMT.
Greece managed to come from 2 goals down to equalize in their Group J second round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina. They currently occupy number of the Euro 2020 group J qualifiers. The Galanolefki to 2-1 defeat to Turkey in a friendly match last weekend. Nevertheless, despite the upset, Greece is likely to rise above the occasion and Give Italy a hard time.
Italy on the other hand enjoys a leading role in the Group J having won all their last 2 matches. They managed to beat Liechtenstein and Finland 6-0 and 2-0 respectively. But come Saturday, they have a bigger fish to fry. It should be remembered that The Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Despite their dominance, Italy has a lot of hurdles to jump if they have to defeat Greece. A close encounter is expected at Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis. With the two sides leading group J, neither is ready to concede their number. We believe there is great value in betting for the match to end in a draw.
Greece vs. Italy Head to Head
The two sides Greece and Italy have so far played 9 matches between them in all competitions. Of the 9 matches, Greece won 1 match. Italy on the other hand won 5 matches while 3 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two sides 9 matches and how the score ended:
- Italy 4-0 Greece
- Greece 2-1 Italy
- Italy 3-2 Greece
- Greece 0-2 Italy
- Italy 1-1 Greece
- Italy 3-0 Greece
- Greece 0-0 Italy
- Italy 2-0 Greece
- Greece 1-1 Italy
The scorer for both last 2 matches for Greece, Kostas Fortounis will be a man to watch. The defense will be sealed by Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Roma’s Kostas Manolas.
The Juventus duo Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini will provide their great experience in defense for Italy. Marco Verratti and Jorginho will seal the Azzurri midfield.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams have the ability to score. The match will be a close encounter between the two sides. The Galanolefki are banking on Kostas Fortounis to deliver a goal for them. The Azzurri on the other hand is hoping either Quagliarella or Verratti will score for them. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- The match will end in a draw
- Both teams to score
- Kostas Fortounis to score for Greece