Greece vs Italy Match Info
Match date: 8thJun 2019
Kick-Off: 7.45 pm
Stadium: Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis, Athens.
Greece vs Italy Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
19 Nov 2008 Greece 1 – 1 Italy
8 Oct 1986 Italy 2 – 0 Greece
13 Mar 1985 Greece 0 – 0 Italy
Matches played: 9
Italy wins: 5
Greece vs Italy Stats
- Greece come into the match after a comfortable 2-1 loss in Turkey
- Italy secured the points against Finland (2-0) and Liechtenstein (6-0) in their first two outings
- The sides met just once in the last 33 years sharing the spoils in a 1-1 friendly draw back in 2008
Greece vs Italy Match Preview
Greece have started the EURO 2020 Qualifiers campaign well and they now host Italy hoping to build on it, looking to build on their four-point tally and the top 2 spot – with Bosnia-Herzegovina breathing down their necks in what shapes a thriller chase.
Ethniki have beaten Liechtenstein (0-2) with goals from Fortounis and Donis and built on the success in a thriller 2-2 draw in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where they conceded two early goals but pulled it back as Fortounis converted a 64’ penalty and Kolovos completed the comeback very late on.
However, beating in-form Italy should prove much more of a task as the visitors come with six points to their name, where they beat Finland (2-0) and Liechtenstein (6-0) with eight goals and clean sheets along the way. They will now want to build on the performance and we do see them doing so.
Azzurri have thus regained their fine consistency and they’ve bagged four wins in five outings across competitions, with just a goalless draw against Portugal also on the records. They’ve been rock-solid at the back under Roberto Mancini and we expect a similar display now.
We will thus stick our necks out for Italy to snatch all three points on the back of such performances, as we go for an Away win at Evens with Paddy Power. They’ve been great lately and should have what it takes to cause an upset at Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis.
We don’t feel the visitors will be able to keep a clean sheet in Athens, as we expect a very exciting game of football. With that in mind, we’ll now go for a Yes on Both teams to score at 11/8 with bet365 while still hoping to see the visitors snatch the points.
MORE: Get all of our EURO 2020 predictions in one place here. Alternatively, you can go for Both teams to score tips and more exciting games in the making right here!