Betting tip EURO 2016: Italy - Ireland

Wednesday, 22.06.2016 at 21:00 o’clock (CET)

Ireland hopes for a sensation

At the parallel match of the third day of play of the group E it comes to an encounter between the ex-world champion Italy and the outsider Ireland. The Irish team probable needs a victory in this match to get a ticket for the KO phase, while Italy already could have an fixed ticket. Kick-off for this encounter on the 22nd of June is at 9 p.m..

Current performance of Italy

It was a great performance that the ex-world champion Italy has shown at the first match against Belgium. The defence has been solid as a rock also the goalkeeper legend Gianluigi Buffon was in a great shape. At the middle field Emanuele Giaccherini was the reason for a lot of work and also scored the important goal for the 1:0. Especially the counter attack was nearly perfect against Belgium that has been a little bit more to favour. With this performance the team of their future coach Chelsea-Coaches Antonio Conte is one of the favourite teams for winning the title. However Ireland is the complete opposite of Belgium, they are a more defence rival. We will see how they can handle it. The self-esteem probable will be just fine from the world champion of 2006. With the victory of the first match they are now unbeaten since three matches. It could be also one more if they are winning against Sweden on the second day of play where they are also the favourite. If they are able to win this match they also could be satisfied with a drawn against Ireland also a defeat would mean nothing.

Current performance of Ireland

Ireland has been the outsider at the first match against Sweden but the performance was not the one of a favourite. However Trainer Martin O`Neil was able to give his eleven a special character. The time where Ireland was only able to run and fight are over but nonetheless against Italy they are the underdogs. If you take a look at the history books you know why. Out of 13 matches Italy has won 8 times, three matches ended in a drawn and only twice Ireland was able to win against them. The last victory from Ireland has been nearly exactly five years ago. There they have beaten Italy with a score of 2:0. There is still a question mark behind the fitness of Oldie Robbie Keane. Even when he has played against Sweden he didn’t seems to be very fit. However against the experienced defence of Italy he would be twice important. In general the squad of O’Neil still has some experienced players without Keane. They have the oldest squad in average of all participants. The question is if Ireland will try to make the match on their own or if they want to succeed with a good defence.

Betting tip for this match

Ireland has to score points if they want to make it to the KO-phase in this EURO 2016. The current performance speaks more for the favourite from Italy because the test matches could have been better for the team of Martin O´Neill. We think that the favourite will make this match. Our tip: tip 1.

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