UEFA Nations League: Italy vs England odds & preview

On Friday, the 23rd of September Italy will face England in the UEFA Nations League. Kick-off will be at 20.45 CET. Neither Italy nor England would have imagined that after just four matchdays in the Nations League, they would be almost trailing in third and fourth place. In order to retain a minimal chance of winning the group, Italy would have to get a three-goal win over England. For the Three Lions, it’s all about nothing. The matchup is a certified classic though. It might be the right matchup to check for some online football betting odds!

Italy Form-Check

Before we take a detailed look at the current italy vs england odds, we want to have a look at the last results from Squadra Azzura. They started off pretty alright with their 1:1 draw against Germany. Afterwards they could score three points against Hungary and another 1:1 draw against England.

The following match against Germany was a complete catastrophe though. In the end they lost with 2:5. They were behind with 0:5 after the first sixty minutes of the match. At least they could still score two more goals to limit the damage a bit.

They still have the theoretical chance to climb to the top of the ladder – but only if they manage to win the last two games against England and Hungary, with some additional help from Germany.

England Form-Check

Compared to Italy – England played an even more horrific UEFA Nations League. Until now they played four games in total and they just managed to collect two points. Even though they didn’t lose against Germany and Italy, they had to accept two losses against Hungary. Those were obviously quite surprising – especially the 0:4 on home turf.

Nobody would have seen that coming after the impressive year 2021, where they lost to Italy in the Euro final after penalty shootout.

If we take a look at the former results between two of the biggest football nations on the planet, we can expect a close game. We might even have an odds boost ready for you as a proper sports betting bonus.

Until now both teams played 29 matches against each other. The Squadra Azzurra won twelve matches and England could only take advantage in eight games. Nine times this matchup ended with a draw. Most of the games ended either draw or with a one goal difference. Keep that in mind!

Italy vs England Prediction

As already mentioned and as the past matchups prove – this game will be a tight one. We don’t expect many goals to fall though. The Under 2,5 goals odds are standing at 1.65 at the moment. Historically there were quite a lot of games ending with 1:1 and that’s exactly the result that we predict for Fridays match as well.

Currently the Italy vs England odds are sitting at 2.85 for Italy, 2.65 for England and 3.25 for a draw.

Predicting the match winner is quite difficult for this particular matchup – that’s why we shy away from that kind of tip. Both teams have struggled recently and they will for sure try to get back on track though. Italy didn’t qualify for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar but motivation should still be very high. Even if England won’t be able to advance to the semi finals – they need some confidence for the biggest tournament on the planet at the end of the year.

Our prediction: Both teams to score: yes with odds of 1.92