Italy vs Serbia – Serbia want win after shock defeat to Estonia

Italy and Serbia go head-to-head on Tuesday night after both were the recipients of shock results last Friday.

Italy’s attack fired blanks as they stuttered to a 0-0 draw in Belfast, whilst Estonia caused perhaps the upset of Friday night’s games when beating Serbia in Belgrade.

After watching his side fail to break down a resolute Northern Ireland defence, Italy manager Cesare Prandelli is contemplating changes to his forward line with Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini likely to start ahead of Simone Pepe.

The game is at Sampdoria’s Stadio Luigi Ferraris, and Pazzini is hoping to add some fresh impetus to a stuttering attack as Italy look for the three points in front of their home crowd – Italy are 8/13 to beat Serbia.

Juventus winger Milos Krasic has been in sensational form at the start of the Serie A campaign, and Serbia will be looking to him to provide the spark as new coach Vladimir Petrovic searches for his first win – Serbia are 5/1 to beat Italy.

Holland vs Sweden

Klaas Jan Huntelaar has been in sensational form for Holland with six goals in three qualifying games, and his goals can lead Holland to a win, 4/7 to do so, over their nearest challengers in Group E.

Sweden have started well with maximum points from their first two games, but both of these games were at home and they will find the trip to the Amsterdam Arena a little tougher than their previous home game with San Marino.

Both sides have been in strong scoring form, scoring a combined 16 goals in five games and 5/2 is available for there to be four or more goals in the game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovich has already scored once in the Amsterdam Arena this season when AC Milan visited Ajax in the Champions League.

Holland are 1/4 to finish top of Group E. See the full 2012 Euro qualifying football betting odds market here.


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.