Italy will host Portugal in San Siro to play their 5th Nations League game on November 17, at 08:45 PM (CET). The Portuguese team has managed to win their first match, the result was 1-0. This time, we believe that Italy will definitely try their best to score on home ground. Meanwhile, the visitors have netted in all of their Nations League matches, so it’s fair to say that this game is going to be a quite interesting one.
The Italians won’t score more than one goal
The odds on Italy to score at least one goal are 1.28 at Unibet Sportsbook. We believe this could be your safest bet, as the Italians have managed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches. The exception was the game in Portugal, of course. While we do believe that the Azzurri will manage to score on their home ground, we argue they won’t find the net more than once. They haven’t managed to score more than one goal in any of their last 6 games.
Furthermore, the odds are 1.60 on Italy not to score in the first half of the match. We would consider placing a bet on that as well, since the home team has never managed to score in the first half of their Nations League games.
Portugal could score twice
The odds on Portugal to find the net once are 1.46. That’s no surprise at all, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s side has scored in all of their Nations League games. In fact, the Portugese team has managed to get 3 goals against both Poland and Scotland. While they’ll meet a different kind of defence on Saturday, we do believe they could score more than once in Italy.
The odds are 3.55 on Portugal to score at least 2 goals and that’s arguably a bet worth considering.
Both teams will find the net
The odds are 2.30 on Italy to win the game and that makes them favorites. However, based on the opinion of online sportsbook sites in Italy and the data we’ve analyzed, our Italy v Portugal score prediction is 1-1. The odds on that result are 6.10 at Unibet Sportsbook and based on the numbers this seems to be a reasonable bet. Regardless the outcome of the game we argue that both teams will manage to score – the odds are 1.98 on that scenario.