Italy have already sealed their qualification to next summer’s European Championships finals and have guaranteed top spot in the group but Armenia could qualify for their first ever major tournament, and are currently in fourth spot.
Where and when: Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo – 18 November, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Italy vs. Armenia: William Hill, Sky Sports
Last time: Italy won 3-1 in Yerevan in the meeting earlier in the group and are unbeaten in three meetings between the two sides prior to this match, although the only previous meeting in Italy was a 2-2 draw in 2013 – a World Cup qualification match.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Armenia double chance||4/1||Offer|
|Andrea Belotti anytime scorer||5/6||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||11/10||Offer|
Italy vs. Armenia Predictions and Preview
Italy have won all of their qualification matches to date – meaning that they have secured qualification and topped the group, with a game remaining.
The Azzurri have enjoyed a true return to form under boss Roberto Mancini and will be hoping to carry on their momentum for this testing clash.
Armenia’s hopes of qualifying lie in the balance – they are one point and one place off a playoff spot – behind Bosnia.
Star player Henrikh Mkhitaryan has returned to training following a month out and his presence looks set to be crucial for Armenia’s slim qualification hopes.
The hosts are strong favourites for this encounter at odds of 3/20 with an Armenia victory priced at 16/1 and the draw available at 13/2.
31 goals have flown in across Italy’s nine qualification games to date while for Armenia that number is 28, so over 3.5 goals at 11/10 appears to be a solid bet with over 2.5 at 2/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Armenia to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/1 while an Italy win/draw outcome is at 1/66.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/6.
One to watch for Italy: Andrea Bellotti has scored 17 goals in his last 23 games in all competitions and will be hopeful of adding to his seven goals for Italy in this clash – one of which was scored against Armenia earlier in the group – is at 5/6 to score here.
One to watch for Armenia: 31-year-old forward Aleksandr Karapetyan has scored five goals in his last 10 international outings and is the main threat for the visitors – is at 15/4 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: Italy have conceded just three goals in their eight qualification matches to date while Armenia will look to sit deep and spring on the counter. A scoreless draw is at 22/1.