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Italy vs Moldova Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Italy to be made to work for victory

  • Italy host Moldova in a friendly in Florence on Wednesday
  • The game takes place at Stadio Artemio Franchi and kicks off at 7.45pm BST
  • Italy have won 12 of their last 13 internationals
  • Italy have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 international wins
  • Moldova have lost 12 of their last 15 internationals.
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Ciro Immobile in action for Italy (Getty Images)

Italy and Moldova meet in an international friendly at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Wednesday. Italy are on a 16-game unbeaten run and haven't lost a game in more than two years.

Italy Form


Italy have won 12 of their last 13 matches and are on a 16-game unbeaten run. That stretches back to September 2018 when they lost to Portugal in a UEFA Nations League fixture.

Roberto Mancini's side returned to action in September with a 1-1 draw with Bosnia & Herzigovina in September. That is the only game they haven't won in the last 13 internationals.

Stefano Sensi cancelled out Edin Dzeko's opener in that UEFA Nations League fixture. Another midfielder got the only goal of the game against Holland three days later with Nicolo Barella sealing a 1-0 UEFA Nations League victory in Amsterdam.

Italy Team News


Roberto Mancini has named an 33-man squad for the friendly and subsequent UEFA Nations League games against Poland and Holland. He has doubts over a host of players due to coronavirus regulations.

Napoli trio Lorenzo Insigne, Alex Meret and Giovanni Di Lorenzo have all been left out because of coronavirus, but the Juventus players named may also have to miss the game against Moldova.

Marco Verratti is back in the squad after missing the last international games through injury, while three debutants are called up. The uncapped trio are goalkeepers Alessio Cragno and Marco Silvestri as well as Sassuolo forward Francesco Caputo.

Italy Squad


Goalkeepers: Salvatore Sirigu, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Cragno, Marco Silvestri

Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Florenzi, Angelo Ogbonna, Leonardo Spinazzola, Cristiano Biraghi, Francesco Acerbi, Emerson Palmieri, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Gianluca Mancini, Manuel Lazzari

Midfielders: Marco Verratti, Jorginho, Nicolò Barella, Giacomo Bonaventura, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Stefano Sensi, Manuel Locatelli

Forwards: Ciro Immobile, Andrea Belotti, Stephan El Shaarawy, Federico Chiesa, Moise Kean, Domenico Berardi, Kevin Lasagna, Vincenzo Grifo, Riccardo Orsolini, Francesco Caputo

Moldova Form


Moldova have won one of their last 15 matches, suffering 12 defeats and earning two draws.

The international minnows have played three times since the return on international football. A 1-0 friendly defeat to Sweden was followed by a 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw with Kosovo. Ion Nicolaescu got the goal for Moldova.

It was a 12th loss in 15 games in their latest international three days later, as Moldova went down 1-0 to Slovenia in the UEFA Nations League.

Moldova Team News


Goalkeeper Stanislav Namașco, defender Dinu Graur and Artur Crăciun and midfielders Radu Gînsari are recalled to the Moldova squad having not faced Slovenia.  

Engin Firat's 23-man squad is without goalkeeper Denis Rusu, defender Ion Jardan, midfielders Andrei Cojocari and Ion Drăgan and striker Vladimir Ambros from the squad that faced Kosovo and Slovenia.

Moldova Squad


Goalkeepers: Stanislav Namașco, Alexei Koșelev, Nicolai Cebotari

Defenders: Alexandru Epureanu, Igor Armaș, Petru Racu, Veaceslav Posmac, Oleg Reabciuk, Dinu Graur, Sergiu Plătică, Victor Mudrac, Artur Crăciun, Denis Marandici

Midfielders: Alexandru Suvorov, Artur Ioniță, Radu Gînsari, Cătălin Carp, Eugeniu Cociuc, Vadim Rață, Mihail Caimacov

Forwards: Vitalie Damașcan, Nicolae Milinceanu, Ion Nicolaescu

Italy vs Moldova Head to Head


Italy last met in World Cup qualifiers in 2005. Italy won 2-1 at home and 1-0 away during the qualifying campaign. In qualifying for the 1998 World Cup, Italy recorded 3-1 and 3-0 victories.

Italy vs Moldova Odds


Italy are unbackable at 1.02 with Moldova huge outsiders at 34.00. It is 17.00 for a draw in the friendly. 

Italy are 1.40 to win to nil and 2.62 to cover a -4 handicap. Latest odds and Betwinner promo code can be found here.

Italy vs Moldova Stats


  • Italy are unbeaten in their last 16 internationals.
  • Italy have won 12 of their last 13 internationals.
  • Italy have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 international wins.
  • Moldova have lost 12 of their last 15 internationals.
  • Moldova have failed to score in 7 of their last 9 international defeats.

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Where is Italy vs Moldova being played?

Italy vs Moldova is being played at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy.

When is Italy vs Moldova being played?

Italy vs Moldova is being played at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

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Verdict

Italy lacked a cutting edge in both UEFA Nations League games last month. The handicap has been set at -4, but Moldova haven't conceded five in a game since 2012 so a win to nil is the tip.

Best Bet: Italy Win To Nil Win To Nil @-250 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Moldova +4 Handicap @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Italy Win 3-0 Correct Score @+550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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