England v Italy Betting Preview & Pick -Three Lions To Meow!

13 Jun

RoyH

Four-time World Cup winners Italy face 1966 tournament victors England in the Amazonian venue of Manus on Saturday night at 23:00 GMT in what will be each teams debut match in Brazil 2014.

Many England fans think that Italy have worsened and England have improved since the ‘Azzurri’ outplayed and eventually defeated the ‘Three Lions’ via penalties in Euro 2012, but I’m experienced enough to know that Italy often appear to be in poor shape going into tournaments and then exceed all expectations.

Plus, over the years, I’ve seen countless people forgetting that England aren’t actually very good either after viewing a future ‘Three Lions’ opponent play poorly against someone else and concluding that England should be beat them when they meet.

Generally, this person – and I’ve been him once before – is then horrified when England are outplayed and beaten. I mean, as an Englishman I want England to win, but I’ve learned to be sceptical about the hype and realistic in my expectations.

I wouldn’t bet on England getting out of Group D, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, and eventually lost on penalties – as is the national tradition.

In conclusion, patriotic, non-patriotic or just a sports punter with no emotional attachment to the game, it seems unlikely that Italy will lose to England on Saturday night so Italy draw no bet makes sense at 5/6.

Recommendation: Italy – Draw No Bet (5/6)

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2 Responses to “England v Italy Betting Preview & Pick -Three Lions To Meow!”

  1. BaileyPower June 13, 2014 at 12:10 am #

    Reblogged this on coryobrienblog and commented:
    some of the best stuff I read in a while

    • JCLaLiga June 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

      Ok mate, no worries, and thanks for saying so. Enjoy the World Cup

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