Euro 2016 is on the horizon and it is time to take a look at one of the true footballing greats. Italy have won four World Cups, most recently in 2006 and are tied with Spain for the second most titles. They both trail Brazil by one. They have, howver, only been crowned European champions once. Manager Antonio Conte will be heading from the championships directly to Stamford Bridge to take over as Chelsea manager. Conte will want to bow out in style and go one better than the last European Championships where Italy lost in the final to Spain.
In recent years Italy have often been snubbed by the public and rarely fancied due to an aging squad and an unappealing, defensive style of play. But Italy are an excellent tournament team and excel when it matters the most.
The Euro 2012 runners-up medal put them back on the radar, but at +1400 they're still not fancied to go far in the tournament. We can see them getting to the business end of the tournament despite being in the 'Group of Death'.
Italy Soccer Team Betting Lines Today
You will find Italy's next game below along with the current betting lines and spreads. Look to capitalize on the under due to Italy's defensive style.
Italy Soccer Team Scores & Schedule
Italy's complete schedule is below and it will give you a chance to pick out some of your favorite upcoming games. Getting on a bet early usually ensures the best price.
Italy Soccer Team Standings Right Now
Below you will find the Italy's standings, no matter the tournament. We expect Italy to perpetually be near, or at the top, of their group.
Knowing who has a chance at qualification is huge when betting on Euro 2016. Teams with a chance of qualification are likely to be extremely motivated.
How To Win At Italy Soccer Team Betting
Italy find themselves in the group of death alongside Belgium, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland. Despite the tough group, we fancy Italy to come through the group somewhat unscathed. They're very organized and have vast experience all over the pitch, even though their squad is currently riddled with injuries.
Goalkeeper Buffon helps motivate the team and they have the utmost confidence in his ability. At 38 it could be Buffon's last major tournament and he to would love to go out on top.
Italy went through qualification unbeaten, but have struggled in friendlies since, going down 4-1 to world champs Germany and losing 3-1 to Belgium in November last year.
Italy are currently +160 to win the group. Belgium are market leaders but given their injury problems, lack of experience and the managers obsession with picking their worst possible team, we think Italy is in with a good shot.
The Italians are always solid at the back, but have been lacking some attacking options in recent years. However, the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Graziano Pelle and Ciro Immobile are very capable in front of goal. Many fans were hoping to see MLS star Sebastian Giovinco called up, but neither him or Andrea Pirlo have made the 28 man preliminary squad. This should please MLS fans though.
The moneyline on every game in the group stages for Italy is likely to offer value due to the public perception of them being poor.
When it comes to the knockout stages, we like the under play.
The under market will offer a fantastic price against attacking teams like France, Spain and Germany, but we like Italy's chances of keeping the game close, low scoring and ultra competitive.
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