Belgium Has Slight Edge To Defeat Italy on Monday EveningPublished on June 13th, 2016 9:22 am EST
One of the most compelling matches of the first week of Euro 2016 action will see Belgium square off against Italy. Belgium currently has the fifth best odds of winning the Euro 2016 tournament (12.00), while Italy has the 6th best odds (17.00). It's rare that you will see two such quality clubs go head-to-head in the group stage of the tournament.
Belgium, which is seen as having the slightly stronger side, has the slight edge to win today as evidenced by these odds:
According to the bookmakers, the five likeliest outcomes of Monday's match are:
Belgium Wins 1-0, 6.50
Draw 1-1, 6.50
Draw 0-0, 7.50
Italy Wins 1-0, 8.50
Belgium Wins 2-1, 11.00
As you can see, these odds are razor close and today's match could really go in either direction.
Both sides bring a well-balanced and talented attack to the mix today, as Belgium will be relying on the likes of Romelu Lukaka, Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi, while Italy will be resting their hopes at the boots of Graziano Pelle, Ciro Immobile and Eder.
Oddsmakers are expecting a fairly tight checking contest today, as the Under 2.5 Goals line is currently set at 1.44. The Euro 2016 tournament has been very low scoring so far, and nobody expects that trend to change today in the match between Belgium and Italy.
Football fans are getting an absolute preliminary round treat today - enjoy.