France vs Italy Soccer Prediction Today
On Monday, France started the preparatory phase for the finals in Russia at home in the Stade de France against Ireland. In pouring rain and actually rather adverse conditions, Les Bleus was finally able to assert themselves to a 2-0 success. A footballing treat was the match but by no means. While the weather did not really match the French game, the destructive style of the Irish did the rest. But this gave the French exactly what they wanted: a tough test against a low-lying team, which remembers the defending. Against the group opponents, the Equipe Tricolore can expect a similar gaming behavior. In our match bet we made the right forecast when we recommended a bet on the half-time lead in France. Once again, the French made their reputation as a fast starter all honor, because already at break they were 2-0 in the lead – in the second half then did not result in terms of performance anymore. Thus, the French were in 11 of the last 14 games at half time whistle forward. To play against Ireland is said that Didier Deschamps after a long, exhausting season, initially mostly only the second or third cast offered: So started about Steve Mandanda in goal, while also regular substitute players like Adil Rami (OM), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla FC), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern M.) or the actual Joker Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) were allowed to accrue from the beginning. Nevertheless, they had the game clearly under control, which illustrates the scoring record of 15: 2. Olivier Giroud thanked for the confidence in him with the goal to 1: 0. The second goal was contributed by Nabil Fekir (OL) after preliminary work by Kylian Mbappe (PSG).
In the last 6 games the French always scored at least 2 goals. Chances are good that this series will be further expanded, as in this high-profile encounter with (more) minutes of use for caliber as Antoine Griezmann (Atletico M.), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Paul Pogba (Man United) or the Abräumer in midfield N’Golo Kante (Chelsea FC) can be expected. We do not expect a home defeat by France against Italy: in only 3 of the last 31 games has one been defeated.
Italy has finally found its way back into the winning lane: After having to settle for a goalless draw in the qualifying play-off for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Sweden following a 1-0 away defeat before their home crowd, this meant the World Cup finals Due to the two friendly away games against Argentina (0: 2) and England (1: 1) also no success. With the 2-1 win against World Cup starter Saudi Arabia on Monday, this winless series was finally completed. Neo-Coach Roberto Mancini also succeeded in making a successful debut. His recapture of Mario Balotelli (Nice), who had already written off his predecessors, paid off: He thanked him with a strong performance and contributed the important 1-0, which was also the break – a halftime lead Italy we had predicted in our bet tip. Joker Andrea Belotti (Torino FC) scored the second goal in a flurry of second-half substitutions, before Yaya Al-Shehri (Leganes) scored the first goal. Similar to the French in their first international match, the Italians did not appear in full. Amongst others, Matteo Politano (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma) and Domenico Criscito (Zenit), in addition to goalscorer Balotelli, were surprisingly in the starting eleven. In the top match against France with the Squadra Azzura certainly many other heads will be found in the starting lineup.
While dictating the game against Saudi Arabia, there was a lack of opportunity evaluation: Only 5 out of 13 shots found their way to the opposing box. The partially harmless offensive is the problem number one among the Italians, the coach Mancini also deliberately wants to counteract. Especially against a playful weaker team the tactical fox likes to drive a 4-3-3 – as well against the Saudis. Against the French one will muster a similar formation: It can be assumed that Mancini decides for a compact 4-5-1, in which the winger are also increasingly involved in defensive tasks. On the defensive, the Italians are certainly warned of the dangerous Frenchmen, but it should be mentioned at this point that you have remained in just 1 of the last 5 games without conceding.
France will have a better team against Italy than in the 2-0 win against Ireland. The same is true for Italy, which in turn was able to draw a 2-1 win against Saudi Arabia – but we assume that ultimately the home advantage or the bottom line higher-quality squad of France will make the difference.
Prediction Today: France wins