Italy hosts Greece

Italy hosts Greece in a very interesting match from Group J of the European qualifiers. This game is going to be played on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Let’s take a look at it in our free football betting tips for the weekend.

Italy are dominating this group big time. Roberto Mancini’s team is leading the group with 18 points won and a perfect record of six wins from six matches played. They have scored 18 goals so far, conceding just 3. In other words, they are doing a really good job so far. The Italian sensationally failed to qualify at the last World Cup in Russia, so now they are motivated to avoid doing such a mistake again.

In the previous round of the campaign the Azzurri enjoyed their sixth consecutive win. The four time world champions visited Finland and achieved a 2-1 win. Ciro Immobile and Jorginho from a penalty kick scored for the visitors.

If anyone questioned Roberto Mancini’s ability when he was appointed as Italy’s new manager, now all these questions are being answered. So far the former Manchester City head coach is doing really well.

Greece on the other hand are having a pretty bad qualifying campaign so far. The 2004 European champions are fifth in the group with just 5 points won so far and a mediocre record of one win, two draws and three losses. This is certainly not what the Greek fans were expecting.

In the previous round Greece hit the rock bottom, doing a 1-1 draw at home against the usual underdog Lichtenstein. Giorgos Masouras opened the score for the Greek team in Athens, but the visitors equalised with a late goal from Dennis Salanovic. The Greek fans were furious after this humilating result.

That’s our quick preview for the European qualifier between Italy and Greece on Saturday. In our free football betting tips for the weekend we can advice you to avoid looking for a surprise here. We think that the Italian team will dominate and win.