Italy have had a solid qualifying with four wins and two draws from their six games which has them on 14 points with two games to play. The European Champions have now lost just one of their last 35 matches which came against Spain in the recent Nations League finals round. The Azurri have never lost a World Cup qualifying game that has been played at their place.
Switzerland have also matched Italy with four victories and two games finishing all-square which sees them on 14 points with two remaining. If you take out penalty shootouts Switzerland are eight without defeat although that loss did come to Italy (3-0) in the European Championships On the road, the Swiss have lost just one of their last 15 World Cup qualifiers.
Italy vs Switzerland: Match Stats
Under 2 goals is the way to play this one which will cover a 1-0 victory for either side or a goalless draw which was the result in the reverse fixture in September. These two sides have conceded just two goals in total in the group stages and both are missing key personnel in attack.
When these sides met back in June at the European Championships Italy won it 3-0 thanks to a brace from Manuel Locatelli. Locatelli goes off at surprisingly big odds to net in this one and if anyone can grab a goal it might he him.
5 September 2021- Switzerland 0-0 Italy- World Cup qualifier
16 June 2021- Italy 3-0 Switzerland- Euro 2020 group game
5 June 2010 – Switzerland 1-1 Italy – International friendly
12 August 2009 – Switzerland 0-0 – International friendly
31 May 2006 – Switzerland 1-1 Italy – International friendly
These sides have already met twice this year with a goalless draw in September and that 3-0 Italy victory at the Euros in June. Four of the last five and five of their last seven meetings have finished all-square. Nine of the last 11 clashes between this pair have gone under 2.5 goals.