Italy – Liechtenstein
Italy welcomes Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifying game from Group G at the Dacia Arena in Udine.
Right now Italy are engaded in a battle with Spain for the first place in the group and the right to qualify directly for the World Cup in Russia. Right now both teams have 13 points won from the first five rounds, but Spain are currently leading the group because of a better goal difference.
The last time when Italy and Liechtenstein met was in November. Then the Italians lett Vaduz with a 4-0 win, after strikes from Andrea Belotti (twice), Ciro Immobile and Antonio Candreva.
Just as it could be expected, Liechtenstein are currently occupying the last 6th place in Group G with 0 points won. They have lost all of their five games so far, scoring just one goal and conceding 19. The only goal they have scored so far was during the 1-2 loss against Israel in Jerusalem.
Italy on the other hand have won four games out of five so far in the group. They have only lost points during the 1-1 draw with Spain in Torino.
It’s clear that we could hardly expect any kind of surprise in this match. The three points for Italy seems to be guaranteed. The only question is – how many goals the Azzuri will score in their opponents’ net?
Liechtenstein’s baddest defeat in the group so far was during the visit to Spain – 0:8. They are a team who almost never wins any points. And it’s difficult to think that they could do it now, when playing against one of the strongest teams in the world.
This is not a difficult game to predict in terms of who wins it. But can you make a correct prediction about the exact goal difference in it?