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World Cup – Italy vs Switzerland: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Italy and Switzerland and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

It’s a top-of-the-table clash in Group C as Italy and Switzerland lock horns in Rome on Friday night.

The two sides head into the encounter level on 14 points at the top of the standings. Thanks to a superior goal difference, Italy have piped Switzerland for first place. All that could change, though, by the end of the night.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Italy and Switzerland in World Cup.

  • Italy unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Italy unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Italy’s last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Italy have not conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.
  • Switzerland unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
  • Switzerland unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Switzerland’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Switzerland have not conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.

Current form — Italy v. Switzerland

The Azzurri can build on recent win

It has been up and down for Italy going into this match as league results offer little sense of progress. Roberto Mancini’s side are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Litauen by 5-0. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 2-1 against Spain, before claiming 3 points in a 2-1 win against Belgium.

The A-Team are on a roll

Switzerland will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Murat Yakin’s side drew 0-0 with Northern Ireland but beat the same foes in the reverse fixture by a 2-0 scoreline. They cruised to a 4-0 win over Lithuania in their last outing.

Italy v. Switzerland — fixture history

The most recent outing in the World Cup between these teams took place in September 2021. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 0-0 after the final whistle. Italy have the following 2-4-0 meeting statistics with Switzerland.

Current table in the World Cup

Primary goalscorer

Italy will no doubt look to the likes of Ciro Immobile and Moise Kean for more goals in their match against Switzerland. The visitors are surely hoping Mario Gavranovic adds another to his current total. With 4 goals in recent matches, the forward boasts a decent goal ratio right now.