Odds and Preview for Italy vs. Brazil - FIFA Confederations Cup

Italy vs. Brazil - Matchup and Country FlagsItaly and Brazil play for the first spot in Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup on Saturday, June 22nd at Arena Fonte Nove in Salvador.

Both Italy and Brazil have already qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament, but the upcoming game is an important one as the winner of the match potentially avoids playing against the world and European champions Spain who are the favourites to finish first in Group B. The match of course will also be played for pride.

So far in the tournament Brazil have beaten Japan 3-0 and Mexico 2-0, while Italy have won against Mexico 2-1 and Japan 4-3.

Brazil are the favourites to win the match on home soil. The odds are as follows:

Brazil 4/6
Draw 5/2
Italy 9/2

A $100 bet on Brazil could return $66 in profit if successful, while the same bet on Italy could return $450 in profit.

The most likely score according to the odds is a 1-0 victory for Brazil which is offered at 11/2.

This should be an interesting game. Brazil are gaining form and Italy are playing exciting football.

In case of a draw, Brazil would finish first in the group because of the better goal differential.

Lets see how this one plays out!