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Sweden vs Italy Preview and Line Up Prediction: Italy to Win 1-0 at 5/1

Sweden vs Italy Preview and Line Up Prediction: Italy to Win 1-0 at 5/1

Sweden and Italy will play the first leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off at the Friends Arena on Friday, 10th November.

Match Preview:

The teams last played in June 2016 and Italy won 1 – 0. Before that they played in November 2009 and Italy also won that game 1 – 0.

Sweden finished second in qualifying Group A with 19 points having won six games, drawn one and lost three. Most recently they lost 2 – 0 to the Netherlands and before that they beat Luxembourg 8 – 0.

Italy finished second in qualifying Group G with 23 points having won seven games, drawn two and lost one. Most recently they defeated Albania 0 – 1 and before that drew 1 – 1 with FYR Macedonia.

Match Prediction:

A 1 – 0 win for Italy is the most likely outcome with William Hill and Bet365 offering odds of 11/2 and 5/1 respectively.

Betting Odds:

Bet365 Odds: 13/5 Sweden to Win, 11/5 for a Draw and 13/10 Italy to Win

William Hill Odds: 5/2 Sweden to Win, 2/1 for a Draw and 5/4 Italy to Win

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