The Europe-wide EURO 2020 is approaching by leaps and bounds. In the first international break of the new season are again two qualifying matchdays on the program, so that many teams get closer to participating in the upcoming European Championship, while some may have their dream almost buried.
Armenia vs Italy Soccer Betting Tips
Two teams meet in Group J, both of whom can still hope to be in the finals next year. Anyway, the Italians are part of a European Championship and we are pretty sure that they will qualify as the winner of this group. On Thursday, the Squadra Azzura must compete in Armenia.
Italy leads this pool confidently with four wins from four games. Since the first two teams secure the ticket and the lead in third place is already six points, the qualification for the European Champion of 1968 seems to be only a matter of form. Finland is currently in second place with nine points. Armenia follows in third place with six points.
Greece and Bosnia have disappointed with only four points each. No surprise is that Liechtenstein ranks with zero points at the end of the ranking. Of course, on Thursday in Yerevan, Italy is the big favorite. Almost all the experts in the duel between Armenia and Italy predict the victory of the guests.
However, the Italians did against the Armenians in the previous two duels hard. There was a 1-1 draw at the break. That could be an indication that in the match between Armenia and Italy a tip on a draw at recess and probably a victory of the Squadra Azzura surrender. A slight gait will probably not be for the Italians.
For the Armenians, however, it would be a sensation if the Italians could possibly pick up a point that would perhaps bring Armen Gyulbudaghyants’ team a step closer to their first participation in a EURO.
Armenia – Statistics & Current Form
Armenia continues to be considered a football dwarf. In the League of Nations, the East Europeans are competing in the Division D, where they have reached second place behind Macedonia and therefore must compete in the next edition in the lowest class of this competition. In recent months, however, the Armenians seem to have taken a step forward.
In the European Championship qualifying third place is a nice snapshot. Nevertheless, it would be just megalomaniac equal if Armenia would figure out chances to participate in the European Championship finals. At least three counters came as a surprise, as nobody could count on an away win in Greece.
As a result, Armenia has now licked blood. Especially at home, the audience will lash their team forward and maybe even goes against the Italians something, although the hope is low. However, if you can ask the Squadra Azzura everything, then maybe so soon after the start of the season. However, before the match between Armenia and Italy, the odds reveal the balance of power relatively clearly.
The two victories in June should have given the Armenians confidence. The 3-0 victory at home against Liechtenstein was already expected in height. The success in Greece, however, was a big surprise. Alexander Karapetyan and Gevorg Ghazaryan put in a 2-0 lead. The Greeks were able to shorten before Tigran Barseghyan with the 3: 1 marked the preliminary decision. The renewed connection of the Hellenes to 2: 3 final score disturbed anyone.
“Henrikh Mkhitaryan is our key player. After his move to Roma, he can make a good business card against Italy. ” – Armen Gyulbudaghyants
On Thursday, eyes will be on Armenia’s captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Before the season, the playmaker from Arsenal London to AS Roma changed. Therefore, Armenian coach Armen Gyulbudaghyants hopes that the best Armenian player will make a good business card against his new Serie A colleagues and counterparts.
It is widely expected that the Armenians will start with the same formation that scored the three points in Greece. Armen Gyulbudaghyants will probably play again with a 4-2-3-1 system. Armenia will continue to be without the injured Alik Arakelyan, Marcos Pizzelli and Yura Movsisyan on Thursday.
Expected formation of Armenia:
⤷ Hayrapetyan – Hambardzumyan, Ishkhanyan, Haroyan, Hovhannisyan – Mkrtchyan, Grigoryan – Barseghyan, Mkhitaryan, Ghazaryan – Karapetyan
⤷ Coach: Gyulbudaghyants
Last matches of Armenia:
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Greece vs. Armenia 2: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Armenia Vs. Liechtenstein 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Armenia Vs. Finland 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Bosnia vs Armenia 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Liechtenstein vs Armenia 2: 2 (Nations League)
Italy – Statistics & Current Form
After the Italians missed the 2018 World Cup and did not really convince in the Nations League with just one win in four games, it’s about time that the big football power returns to its old strength. The four-time world champion seems to be on the way to recovery, but not all gold is still glittering.
However, the successful qualification for EURO 2020 should not be too much in the way. Although Group J is well-placed in the second row with Bosnia, Finland, Greece and maybe Armenia, only the team from Italy can be at the top. The performances so far are at least encouraging that a new, strong team grows together.
Meanwhile, the Italians have won five games in series and have been undefeated for eight games in a row. The upswing is unmistakable. The European Championship qualification should now be finalized as soon as possible, so that preparation for the finals, especially the cadre selection can start early.
In June, the Italians won two important victories against the opponents, who were rated as the strongest in the run-up. In Greece, there was a clear 3-0 win before the Squadra Azzura struggled in Torino for a somewhat lucky 2-1 win against Bosnia. Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne turned the 0-1 deficit into a victory.
“It will not be an easy game for us. Most Armenians have been playing regularly in their league for months. Her physical condition is likely to be 100 percent. ” – Roberto Mancini
Due to the latest results, before the match between Armenia and Italy basically only a prediction for a successful game of the guests remains. Italy coach Roberto Mancini knows his team is facing a difficult task. The Armenian league did not have a summer break, so the hosts are likely to be in full swing.
The Italians are missing many well-known players who had to cancel their participation in the international matches due to injury. Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia de Sciglio, Leonardo Spinazzola, Cristiano Biraghi, Cristiano Piccini, Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Insigne, Simone Zaza and Patrick Crutone are all injured. In addition, Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo were thrown out of the squad for disciplinary reasons.
Expected formation of Italy:
⤷ Donnarumma – Florenzi, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Emerson – Verratti, Jorginho, Barella – Bernardeschi, Belotti, Chiesa
⤷ Coach: Mancini
Last matches of Italy:
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Italy vs Bosnia 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Greece vs. Italy 0: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Italy vs Liechtenstein 6: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Italy vs Finland 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Italy vs USA 1: 0 (friendly)
Armenia vs Italy Direct Comparison
Until today, the teams from Armenia and Italy faced each other only twice. Both teams played together in a group in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. After a win and a draw, the Italians are still undefeated against the Armenians until this point, but they were quite difficult in both games.
The first leg in Yerewan won the Squadra Azzura after a 1-1 at break still 3-1. In Naples, the football dwarf defied the Italians even a 2: 2 from. Yura Movsisyan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan even brought Armenia forward twice, but Alessandro Florenzi and Mario Balotelli were able to draw.
Armenia vs Italy Best Bet of the Day Explained
Italy are the measure of all things in this group and there is much to suggest that the Squadra Azzura can stay in the dust after the game in Yerevan and clinch their fifth victory in the fifth qualifier. After all, the team of Roberto Mancini has been unbeaten in eight matches and has recently won five games in a row.
The home side will also start with a big chest, because they won in June against Liechtenstein and surprisingly in Greece. Now maybe they’ll figure something out against the Italians. But it is clear that in the match between Armenia and Italy we would only make a tip that has anything to do with an Italian victory.
Key Facts – Armenia vs Italy tips
🔴 After two wins in June Armenia is going into the match with a big chest
🔴 Italy has not lost for eight internationals and won five times in a row
🔴 In the direct duels Italy brought a victory and a draw so far
A victory of the Squadra Azzura appears no alternative. But we have to see that in our recommendation we also consider the upswing of the Armenians. We think that there will be an away win, but do not expect a high result. Therefore, in the match between Armenia and Italy, we would like to use the betting odds for a two-goal victory for the Italians, but, as a precaution, approach it with a slightly smaller stake.
Betting Tips: X (Armenia +2)