18:45 GMT 04 June 2018
The Italy vs. Netherlands match will be played on Monday, June 4, at the Allianz Stadium, Torino. This is the international friendly football match.
These teams met 19 times. Italy won nine games, Netherlands recorded three victories, while seven matches ended in a draw. Netherlands won only one out of their last 12 games. In seven out of the last 11 games we saw under 2.5 goals.
Italy failed to qualify for World Cup for the first time since 1958. After winning the title in 2006, Italy is on a downfall, with exits after the group stage in 2010 and 2014, but nobody expected they will fail to qualify. Sweden beat them with their own weapon; the result was 1:0 on aggregate in World Cup playoffs. A few days ago, Italy played against France and they were defeated by 3:1. They are building a new national team, but they called up some players who didn't participate in World Cup qualifying campaign, such as Mario Balotelli, who scored the only goal against France.
Latest matches: Italy
Netherlands will miss their second big competition in a row and they are also building up a new team. Ryan Babel and Memphis Depay returned to national team and scored three goals between them in their last two friendly matches. Netherlands beat Portugal by 3:0 in March and they are certainly on a road of recovery. Latest matches: Netherlands
Latest matches: Netherlands
Netherlands didn't enjoy much success against Italy, even when they had much stronger team. We believe that we will see under 2.5 goals.
04 June 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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