World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Italy vs Switzerland prediction and betting tips (November 12)
The top 2 of the 1st Round Group C table clash in their next qualifiers match. Italy and Switzerland are on par with points (14) in the group table. Will both teams share the spoils again in this tie?
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) has a goal and three assists
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) has a goal and three assists
by No Avatar Paul Awoniyi

Italy and Switzerland go head-to-head in their next World Cup qualifiers fixture.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. GMT on Friday, 12 November 2021. The match venue is Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Italy vs Switzerland (November 12) game are available in this article. Coming up next, is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Italy vs Switzerland (November 12) latest betting odds

Popular betting sites are pricing Italy to win at 1.64 (-156 American; 25/39). A draw is priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1), while Switzerland to win is priced at 6.30 (+530; 53/10).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Italy — 60%, draw — 25%, Switzerland — 15%.

Latest betting odds on Italy vs Switzerland (12 November 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Italy — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Switzerland — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.69 (-144; 25/36)

Italy vs Switzerland (November 12) match preview and statistics

Italy won the Bronze-Final of the UEFA Nations League, beating Belgium 2-1. Spain ended their unbeaten run and knocked them out in the semi-finals of the tournament. The Gli Azzurri are first in the World Cup qualifiers 1st Round Group C table with 14 points and a +11 goal difference.

In the 2-1 win, Nicolo Barella opened the scoring immediately the second half started in the 46th minute with a low strike straight to the bottom left corner of the net. Domenico Berardi doubled the lead in the 65th minute from the penalty spot with a shot to the bottom left corner of the net, Courtois went the right way, evening touching the ball but couldn’t stop it from going in.

Charles De Ketelaere pulled one back late in the 86th minute, slotting it through the legs of Donnaruma into the back of the net, assisted by Kevin De Bruyne. The Blues had 40% possession, 12 total shots, nine chances and two big chances.

The Italians shared the spoils with Switzerland the last time both teams met. Roberto Mancini’s men wouldn’t want to drop points this time around.

Italy team news: Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo are unavailable due to injuries. Gianluca Scamacca would replace Immobile as stated by the national team.

Switzerland are unbeaten in their last five games, with three wins and two draws. They put four past Lithuania in their last game. Team Nati are second in the group table with 14 points and a +9 goal difference. Italy lead them by goal difference, they are both unbeaten in the group with four wins and two draws.

Breel Embolo gave the Swiss the lead in half of an hour with a header from the centre of the box to the top right corner, assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross following a corner. Renato Steffen doubled the lead in the 41st minute with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the net, assisted by Fabian Schar with a through ball.

Embolo made it 3-0 in the 44th minute and bagged a brace with a right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner, assisted by Fabian Schar following a corner. Mario Gavranovic scored the fourth in the 90+3 minute with a header from the centre to the bottom right corner, assisted by Cedric Itten following a fast break.

The Red Cross dominated the game with 70% possession, 88% pass accuracy, 22 total shots, 20 chances, four big chances, 643 accurate passes and an xG of 2.42.

They play their rival in this match and aim for a win. The Reds are certain they can dominate the Blues.

Switzerland team news: The Reds are going to be without some key players, Nico Elvedi, Steven Zuber, Breel Embolo, Gregor Kobel and Granit Xhaka are unavailable for the game.

Italy vs Switzerland H2H

Both teams played a goalless draw in their last meeting.

Italy vs Switzerland (November 12) key players and lineups

Italy projected starting lineup:

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma
  • Giovanni Di Lorenzo
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Alessandro Bastoni
  • Cristiano Biraghi
  • Nicolo Barella
  • Manuel Locatelli
  • Sandro Tonali
  • Federico Chiesa
  • Andrea Belotti
  • Lorenzo Insigne

The key player to watch out for is Lorenzo Insigne. He will lead the attack alongside Chiesa in the absence of Immobile. Insigne looks forward to scoring his first goal of the qualifiers in this match, even though he has two assists.

Switzerland projected starting lineup:

  • Yann Sommer
  • Silvan Widmer
  • Fabian Schar
  • Manuel Akanji
  • Ricardo Rodriguez
  • Remo Freuler
  • Denis Zakaria
  • Renato Steffen
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Ruben Vargas
  • Mario Gavranovic

The key player to watch out for is Xherdan Shaqiri. So far, he has a goal and three assists in the qualifiers. Shaqiri has to put up his best performance in this match to increase their chance of winning.

Italy vs Switzerland (November 12) betting tips and prediction

Italy and Switzerland head into this game in good form, winning their last games. Both sides are missing out on key players which makes them level on strength. They drew 0-0 in their last meeting and this time, a draw is likely to occur again. A clear winner isn’t sure if you analyze their performances. Under 2.5 goals is highly possible, a lot of goals isn’t expected in this tie.

Betting prediction: A draw

Odds: 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Football FIFA World Cup 2022 . European qualifiers. Round 1. Matchday 9
Italy — Switzerland
A draw
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