Italy – France Friendly Game Betting Preview
Italy – France friendly game brings us some of the finest teams in the World football nowadays. It’s is always interesting to watch and bet – even if this is only a friendly.
Italy had a slow start of their World Cup Qualifiers campaign when they got a 2:2 draw from their trip to Bulgaria. However since then then won their 3 games including a 3:1 against Denmark and are comfortably looking for their spring fixtures.
France is in quite similar situation as after wins over Finland and Belarus they got a 1:1 draw against Spain away from home which makes them a serious candidate for the top spot in this group ahead World and European champions.
Head 2 head games (Italy – France)
The last head 2 head game between Italy and France took place at Euro 2008. Italy won this one 2:0 after goals from Pirlo and De Rossi and thanks to 3 points from this game they qualified from the group stage leaving France on the last place in group with just one point on account.
It should be a close game and we might see only a few goals – if any. Our betting pick here is a draw at half time – 1.95 from bet365
Italy – France betting odds:
Italy – 2.25
Draw – 3.25
France – 3.20
Italy – France probable squads
Italy: Buffon – Maggio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Peluso – Marchisio, Pirlo, Giaccherini – Montolivo – Balotelli, El Shaarawy
France: Lloris – Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sakho, Evra – Cabaye, Capoue, Matuidi – Menez, Giroud, Ribery