On Sunday Wales face a daunting task as they play Roberto Mancini’s Italy who are looking to finish Group A in style as the leaders.
Italy to Win & Both Teams Not to Score – 1/1
Italy haven’t conceded a goal in any of their last five matches, having beaten the likes of Bulgaria and Lithuania 2-0, as well as thumping of San Marino 7-0 and the Czech Republic 4-0 before they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Turkey in the opening game of the championship, where an own goal by Juventus defender Merih Demiral set the Italians on the way to their victory, with strikes by Lazio’s Ciro Immobile and Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne sealing the deal.
The Azzurri are on an impressive run of clean sheet run that goes all the way back to October 2020 when they drew 1-1 with the Netherlands in the Nations League, as Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek was the last man to breach the Mancini’s sides defence.
Wales typically aren’t the strongest attacking side, as they haven’t scored any more than one goal in their last six international fixtures, dating back to their 3-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Belgium in late March. Robert Page’s side had drawn blanks against the likes of France and Albania prior to their 1-1 draw against Switzerland on matchday one where Kieffer Moore’s 74th-minute header earned the Dragons a point having fallen behind to Breel Embolo’s second-half strike.
Ciro Immobile to Score & Italy to Win
Ciro Immobile is the player we’re focussing on in this game as the Lazio striker is in good form, having notched his 14th goal for Italy on matchday one against Turkey. The former Borussia Dortmund man has scored in four of his last five international matches, doing so against the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Lithuania.