Armenia vs Italy for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers match on Thursday at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium.
Qualifying for Euro 2020 we have the Armenia vs Italy prediction. The game takes place this Thursday at the Armenian ground.
Obviously, Italy comes in as a big favourite for the match. Thus, we will have to analyze the team’s stance against Armenian-level teams.
In fact, despite being a relatively easy game, still, Armenia has shown competitive football within its limitations.
Armenia’s squad comes from a surprising 3 × 2 win against Greece. The victory secured third place in group J, ahead of the Greeks.
The team also beat the weak Liechtenstein team and add 6 points in the qualifying round.
However, against Greece, the team managed to take advantage of attack opportunities, as they only had 29 per cent of the ball. Nevertheless, the same use is unlikely to occur against the strong Italian defence.
The Italian team comes from 5 straight wins against teams of little expression. So the team has managed well the pace of the games.
In their last match against Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented a football below the expected, but got a tight victory by 2 × 1.
The Italian team will likely impose the pace of the game, betting on the quality of their defence and exchange of passes. Thus, Italian pressure is not to be expected. Since the team has another away match against Finland on Sunday.
To date, Italy has no individual highlight. That is, has a balanced squad that has shown good rapport.
Thus, the team can concentrate the game in midfield, with attempts to penetrate through the wings, where it is more offensive.
One can expect a game without much speed and few goals. Italy has preferred to spare the team and ensure victory against less competitive teams.
It is unlikely that the Armenian team will be able to impose massive resistance on the Italian side, so the match should be settled in the first half of the game.
There is a tendency of few goals, that is, the wear and tear of not playing at home is another point that deserves attention for the Italian team.