Group J question about the favourite was not even raised. Before the matches the national team of Italy predicted a first place and a minimum of problems. The main intrigue here for the second position, which also places a premium on the Euro. And on 4 applicants, one of which is the national team of Armenia.
Italy and Armenia have already met in the qualifying for the 2014 world Cup. Then in Armenia was won by the Italians with the account 3:1, but in the return match of the Armenian team played a draw with the Italians. Interestingly, in both of those matches were scored by Mkhitaryan.
- The coefficients and forecast
Armenia’s national team has never qualified for any world Cup or the European championship. Your chance to get the Euro through the League of Nations, the team lost, managed to lose during the tournament, even Gibraltar.
And that’s the model Gyulbudaghyants. Armenia under his leadership is very unpredictable and can give the outsider, and then defeat middling tournament. So it was in the qualification for the Euro. In the first two rounds Armenia lost two of their direct rivals in the fight for second place in the standings Bosnia and Herzegovina and Finland.
But after those encounters Armenia suddenly cheered and managed to first to beat Liechtenstein with the score 3:0, and then to present the main surprise of the fourth round group, beating out Greece national team with the score 3:2. This victory is unique in that the exit Armenia wins extremely rare.
For the last 6 years it was only the second victory in the official matches of the national team of Armenia in a guest status, so it is not surprising that the coefficient on the victory of Armenia in the match against the Greeks was $ 8.50. At home during this period, Armenia won 6 victories.
It is noteworthy that in 3 of the 4 matches in the current Euro, the Armenians missed the own goal at the 2 goals, which speaks of a mediocre defensive team.
The Italian team failed to qualify for the world Cup in Russia, which very much struck by the ambition of the team.
Therefore, the coach Roberto Mancini before the start of qualifying for Euro was a difficult mission – to regain the trust of fans and sympathies to the Italian national team.
While Mancini all turns out in the best possible way. His team won all 4 games he played in and has a commanding lead in group J. in addition, Italy has one of the best attacks in the qualification for Euro, scoring 13 goals in 4 matches. Same from Germany, and more scored only Russia.
But Mancini and cause for concern. In the 4th round, the Italians took Bosnia and Herzegovina and conceded the first goal. Insigne was able to equalize on the 49th minute and the winning goal Italy scored just 4 minutes before the end of the match. Perhaps the reason is uncertain of the game Italy was the offseason, and many players have lost their form.
Now such problems should not be, as the top Championships in the Series And recently started and the players are in good form. Mancini can’t count on the injured Chiellini and De sciglio.
The coefficients and forecast
Offer to put on ИТБ2 (2). In this qualification, the Italians did not score less than 2 goals. In favor of this rate of say and personal meetings Italy and Armenia, where our recommended bet is never lost.
As for the matches against Armenia, the team Gyulbudaghyants conceded at least twice in 5 of 6 official meetings. And not from the top teams such as Gibraltar and Liechtenstein. At least 2 goals from Italy here is worth the wait.