In their final match in the Group stage of the World Cup odds competition Italy and Slovakia will face off in a match that will likely decide which teams will advance from Group F to the knock out round of the World Cup betting action.
These two teams entered the World Cup betting competition with two very different sets of expectations but so far both have performed fairly poor. Both still have very real dreams of advancing in the World Cup odds action but will need a win in this match to get through.
Italy the defending World Cup betting champion obviously had high hopes and entered the tournament as outside favorites to defend their title. However, after getting off to a slow start against Paraguay in the team’s opening World Cup betting match this team struggled. After playing to a 1-1 draw with Group F leader Paraguay the Italians played even worse in their second match which ended in a 1-1 draw with soccer betting minnow New Zealand.
After two games of World Cup betting action the Italians have just 2 points and 2 goals. There’s no reason to panic just yet but the champs must get 3 points against the Slovakian side or they’ll join the French as another supremely talented and highly ranked European team that’s sent home early from the World Cup odds competition.
No one really expected the Slovakian team to bring home the World Cup betting trophy but the Slovaks and a handful of soccer betting lines makers did expect this team to win at least a game in the group stage of the competition and the perhaps challenge for a spot in the knockout stage.
While the Slovakians can still achieve both of these World Cup betting goals the chance of this happening are almost nil. Slovakia would have to beat Italy to get a in the group stage, which seems unlikely. And even it did manage to win against Italy it would need to win by a huge goal differential.
It’s not impossible but it’s highly unlikely.
Expect Italy (4/7) to win this match against Slovakia (639/100) and advance.