Italy v Sweden: Betting Preview
Italy clash with Sweden in Toulouse this afternoon and we're backing the Italians to come out on top.
Antonio Conte's side put in arguably the best performance of the tournament so far when they triumphed over Belgium in their opener.
The Azzurri were written off by most coming in to Euro 2016 but the tide of opinion changed almost over night when they beat the Belgians 2-0.
The Italians put on a defensive masterclass that night and effectively beat their opponents on the counter-attack.
If they defend as well as they did in their first game it will be hard to see Sweden breaking them down, even with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at their disposal.
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In Sweden's first game, they toiled against a tough Republic of Ireland squad in a 1-1 draw and they'll need to do a lot better this time round if they want to take anything from a highly confident Italy.
The Swedes struggled to create chances against Ireland and they'll have to improve vastly at supplying Ibrahimovic this time around if they're to stand a chance.
Graziano Pelle looked sharp against Belgium and we really like the look the look of him to score any time today at 13/8.
Italy have enough confidence and talent to win this one comfortably, especially if Sweden fail to improve and the Italy -1 handicap is nicely priced at 16/5.