The Azzurri usually record comfortable wins with low scores and our tips on the job support that trend to continue in this World Cup qualifier in Vilnius
Italy will be hoping to continue their perfect start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with three points to go when they head to Lithuania on Wednesday evening.
Roberto Mancini’s men claimed consecutive 2-0 wins over the past week, beating Northern Ireland and Bulgaria to sit top of Group C.
Latest Odds Lithuania vs Italy
The visitors are chasing another 100 percent record in qualifying having accomplished the feat en route to Euro 2020 and the price is only 1/7 (1.14) with bet365 to make it three wins out of three in Vilnius.
Lithuania’s last win in a World Cup qualifier was in October 2016 when they beat Malta 2-0 14/1 (15.0) to record one of the most astonishing upsets in international football history by securing the three points on Wednesday.
Two of the last three meetings between these countries have reached the same level, although the most recent match occurred in September 2006, and another draw could be supported on 7/1 (8.0).
Lithuania vs Italy Team News
Freiburg forward Vincenzo Grifo is not traveling due to Bundesliga coronavirus restrictions, while Francesco Caputo, Domenico Berardi and Giorgio Chiellini are all unavailable.
The hosts will likely remain with the same team that lost 1-0 to Switzerland, with manager Valdas Urbonas deploying a 4-1-4-1 at St Gallen to emulate for this one.
Lithuania vs Italy preview
Italy continued their safe and unattractive winning streak with a 2-0 professional win in Bulgaria, and there is little reason to think they will fail to post a similar result on Wednesday.
Under Mancini, the Azzurri have scored more than three times in a single match on only four separate occasions – and three of them have come at home.
The visitors’ side are less likely to riot in Lithuania, with Rinktine conceding 30 times in the last 19 World Cup and European Championship qualifying matches, and they will also be supported by a decisive defensive performance in Switzerland.
Lithuania vs Italy Tips and Predictions
There is little doubt that Italy have more than enough to claim the three points in Vilnius and the best way to put them onside is to back them up to the win and under 3.5 goals in the match. 21/20 (2.05) with bet365.
This will pay off in 12 of the 16 competitive wins Mancini has overseen during his tenure in Italy.
The odds are correct at the time of writing. Bet responsibly.