Spain and Italy Battling for Top Spot in World Cup 2018 Qualifier
International football returns again this week to entertain football fans as several big games will be shone, including Spain’s battle against Italy on Saturday, September 2.
That match between two major footballing nations certainly will attract plenty attention, not only for football enthusiasts, but also those who are keen on playing some betting games this upcoming weekend. As always, bet lovers who are interesting in placing their money for the Spain vs Italy match, should check out the odds being offered at Bet365.
Regarding the massive tie, playing in front of their home crowd at Santiago Bernebau stadium, Spain will certainly be pushing for all three points which will basically confirm their table topping position.
Nevertheless, La Furia Roja’s head coach, Julen Lopetegui acknowledge that his side won’t be having an easy ride as their opponent have shown positive sings in their previous qualifying games.
There’s a renewed beliefs and confidence on Gli Azzurri’s shoulders, notably regarding the quality of their attacking force with the fine performances from Andrea Belotti along with Ciro Immobile.
However, the home team certainly have prepared themselves well ahead of the tie and will continue to maximize their quality technical players, who can cause lots of problems for any teams, including the Italians.
Meanwhile, Giampiero Ventura’s squad won’t just play for a point as it might not be enough for them to secure that number one seat which guarantee direct qualification for World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Collecting the same point as Spain, Azzurri are still behind in terms of goal difference, that’s why stealing all three points would be the result that they are keen on pursuing.
Certainly beating La Furia Roja in their own back yard is far from an easy task, but Ventura will certainly hope that his players will be up for that and give their very best performance for 90 minutes.
A specific tactical setup might be prepared by Italy for that match as they know Spain do have that technical advantages, especially in midfield, which must be overcome if Gianluigi Buffon and co were to come away with maximum result on Saturday.
Knowing the importance of the result, both sides will certainly put on an exciting battle that should provide nothing but footballing entertainment for every fans.
Checking out the odds, Spain are strongly favored to collect all three points with the probabilities for that outcome being placed at 1.85.
As for Italy, their shot in creating an upset is valued at 4.75, lower than a potential draw result which is being projected at 3.35.