Match Preview: Italy 0-1 Brazil Prediction and Betting Tips | World Cup Women (Group C)

Italy – Brazil betting tips for today, June 18, 2019

Kick-off: 20:00 Italy – Brazil
Football: World Cup Women – Group C
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 0:1 WON!!!

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After a 20-year exodus, Italy’s return to the World Cup (WC) finals could barely have gone better, with seven goals in their two wins to date. Italians in attendance may have to wait for a chance to cheer though, as their recent demolition of Jamaica was just the second time in six fixtures that the ‘Azzurre’ have led at the break.
Furthermore, Italy have won or drawn four of their last six matches as an outsider (W3, D1, L2), which they are here despite the current form of both teams. The Azzurre are likely to do most of their damage late on, having netted exactly once in the final 15 minutes (plus stoppage time) of their last three games.
After a shock loss to Australia, out-of-form Brazil will almost certainly need to defeat Group C leaders Italy in order to make the knockouts for a sixth-time running. The said loss marked their first failure to keep a clean sheet in a WC group stage game since 2003.
The defeat also saw Brazil become just the second team in WC history to lose after taking a two-goal lead. Damningly, they have conceded in 12 of 13 fixtures since the end of the last Copa América Femenina, though nearly half (six) of them have seen the Brazilians score first.
Players to watch: Last time out, Juventus’ Cristiana Girelli became only Italy’s second-ever player to score a WC hat-trick.
Forty one of Cristiane’s 94 goals (43.62%) for Brazil have come as either first or last goalscorer.
Stat attack: Brazil have led at half-time in just four of their last 13 matches since the end of the last Copa América Femenina.
Both teams have scored in all but one of Italy’s last seven matches.
Nineteen of Brazil’s last 20 fixtures to see them score first have produced over 2.5 total goals.