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The spotlight is on Italy and England when they go toe-to-toe at San Siro, for an exciting match on Friday. It is one of the many matches in round five of the UEFA Nations League group stage, with teams fighting to secure qualification.

Neither Italy nor England managed a breakthrough, when they last faced each other. They ended up settling for a point in a 0-0 draw, and the best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.20.

Whereas hosts Italy sit as number seven in the FIFA world ranking, visitors England arrive as number five. It certainly has the look of a close encounter on Friday.

Italy go into their next UEFA Nations League match, averaging a humble 1.1 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a mundane 11 times, while conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring twice.

England scored a decent 27 goals in ten outings, or an average of 2.7 goals per game. They allowed a total of eight goals against, an average of 0.8 goals per match, while achieving five clean sheets.

Italy vs England Prediction

Judging by their last three matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Italy at the moment. Against Hungary, they came out on top in a 2-1 win, before drawing 0-0 against England. Most recently, they were left reeling in a 5-2 defeat against Germany. Italy won twice in their last six matches on home soil, as they also drew two and suffered two defeats. They hit the target six times while letting eight goals in.

England are winless in their last three matches, but managed a 1-1 draw with Germany and a 0-0 draw with Italy. In their most recent match, they were defeated 0-4 at the hands of Hungary. England managed a decent return of three wins in their last six away matches, in which they scored 21 while also conceding three times. They also experienced two draws and one defeat.

Italy delivered some rather mediocre results so far in the UEFA Nations League. As they enter their penultimate group match on five points, they know they most likely need three points to stay in the race for the next round.

England are still looking to claim their first win in the UEFA Nations League, and time is running out. A meagre two points so far is a disappointing outcome, and they'll be motivated to get on the board this coming Friday.

Italy and England seem a fairly equal pairing right now, with not a lot to separate the two sides. As such, going for a draw in the betting market seem worth a punt.

Italy vs England Stats

  • Italy have scored in 26 of the last 28 home matches
  • Italy have conceded in 11 of the last 12 home matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 home matches Italy played, both teams scored
  • Italy have conceded in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Italy have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
  • England have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
  • England have scored in 9 of the last 10 away matches
  • England have not lost 8 of the last 10 away matches
  • England have not won the last 4 matches in a row

Italy vs England Team News

Italy might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against England.

Leonardo Bonucci, Matteo Politano, Alessandro Bastoni and Francesco Acerbi nurses various injuries and won't take part for Italy against England at San Siro.

England seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to San Siro to face Italy.

Kalvin Phillips won't be travelling with England this time, as he nurses an injury.

Italy vs England H2H

The match ended in a 0-0 draw in the previous outing between Italy and England and should we get another draw, the bookies best price are at 3.20. Italy seem to have a great read on England, winning four times of the previous nine matches in the UEFA Nations League. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 2.62.

Italy vs England Results

Betting on both teams to score in recent matches between Italy and England would have made you a decent profit. Both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous nine matches. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 1.83 with the bookies.

Italy vs England Betting Tips

Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Lorenzo Pellegrini, who is performing well for Italy. He found the back of the net two times in his most recent UEFA Nations League outings. He'll be out to add more goals against England.

The visitors will be looking to Harry Kane to find the net once again, after managing two UEFA Nations League goals for England in recent matches.

Strap yourselves up for a goals at San Siro since both teams scored in seven of the last 10 home matches for Italy. The same occurred in four of the last 10 league games away from home for England.

Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the last nine encounters between these two teams. Italy managed an average of 1.43 goals, with England averaging 0.99 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Italy’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 2.7 times in those matches.