Italy have won the World Cup four times – 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006. Italy reached two other finals – in 1970 and 1994 – where they finished in the runners-up spot. It is a surprise to many, as Italy has such a remarkable World Cup record, that they have only won the European Championships once, losing in two other finals in 2000 and in 2012. Recent years have not been kind to Italy, their world ranking slipping to as low as 17th in October 2015. Their recent form certainly suggests that Italy lacks the strength in depth to challenge the very best.
Best Italy Football Team Betting Lines
Here are the odds for Italy’s next match. When betting on Italy consider their recent form, player selection and the caliber of opponent.
Italy Football Team Season Schedule
Take not of what team Italy plays in the future and plan your bets accordingly. You’ll be able to look back and see how Italy has fared in recent games.
Italy Football Team League Standings
Italy is always considered as one of the world’s best teams, even if their ranking doesn’t indicate it. The’re expected to qualify for major championships.
How To Win At Italy Football Team Bets
Let’s look at how we can cash in on betting for or against Italy. It is easy to overestimate Italy, in no way, shape or form, compares to their team of old. Don’t expect much of them from Euro 2016 as injuries have decimated an already fragile group.
In the 2015/2016 season Italy scored only 12 goals, no player scoring more than two goals. It is hard to concieve imagine of Italy suddenly breaking free and scoring three or four goals.
Lorenzo Insigne and Manolo Gabbiadini show glimpses of brilliance and offer some hope but are too inconsistent to be feared on a game-to-game basis at this level.
Most of Itlay’s games consist of goals, both for them and their opponents. Italy has kept only seven clean sheets in the past 17 matches and often look likely to concede. Look for the over in games where Italy is matched up against a superior opponent.
Italy’s star player, despite being in the twilight of his playing career, is goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Buffon has over 150 international caps and is an idol for any budding goalkeeper. Buffon is one of the main reasons why Italy continually compete with the top 10 nations in the world. When he eventually retires, or if he is unavailable for the match, Italy’s chances of winning decrease substantially.