The World Cup qualifying match between Italy and Switzerland features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Friday November 12.
Bet Of The Day November 12 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | NOVEMBER 12
Reigning European champions Italy look to continue their home dominance over Switzerland as the two nations clash in World Cup qualifying action on Friday night.
Both teams are sitting on 14 points with four wins from six games, going undefeated and conceding just one goal throughout the campaign.
If we are to assume both nations will win their final qualifying match against teams below them, then the winner of this encounter will secure their ticket to Qatar in top spot.
New manager Murat Yakin has done a wonderful job since taking charge of Switzerland, with the team yet to be beaten or concede a goal in a competitive match.
However, it’s hard to ignore Italy in this match-up, especially at home in Rome.
Indeed, Switzerland have only ever defeated Italy in an away match once in 25 trips to the country – and that was in a friendly all the way back in 1982.
Additionally – and even more impressively – Italy have NEVER lost a World Cup qualifying game at home.
Incredibly, Italy have played 55 World Cup qualifying home fixtures throughout their history and won 46 of those. They’ve also kept 35 clean sheets during that period.
That’s the enormous task in front of Switzerland and if that wasn’t daunting enough, they will be without all of Nico Elvedi, Steven Zuber, Breel Embolo, Gregor Kobel, Christan Fassnacht, Granit Xhaka and Haris Seferovic.
Italy have literally been unbeatable at home in World Cup qualifiers throughout history and we’re backing them to keep a clean sheet against Switzerland – just as they did at the Euros earlier this year.
- Italy are unbeaten in all 55 World Cup qualifying home matches they’ve contested
- Italy have won 46 of those fixtures and kept a clean sheet in 35
- Italy have conceded just one goal in six matches this WCQ campaign
- Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 in Rome at the Euros earlier this year
- Switzerland have never defeated Italy away in a competitive match
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