class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts have a strong record on home soil while the visitors are on an impressive unbeaten run and there should be goals at both ends in Basel
Italy travel to Switzerland on Sunday evening in Group C of UEFA World Cup qualifying with the European champions aiming to continue their long unbeaten run.
Roberto Mancini’s men extended their streak without defeat to 35 matches on Thursday evening, drawing 1-1 with Bulgaria and have 10 points from their opening four games in the group.
The Swiss meanwhile have won both of their games in Group C and are generally highly competitive in meetings with their Alpine rivals.
Switzerland vs Italy latest odds
The Azzurri’s 3-0 win over the Swiss at Euro 2020 was their biggest against their neighbours since 1967 with four of their five previous meetings ending in draws.
Another win for Mancini’s Italy is priced at evens (2.00) with bet365 while Switzerland are available at 14/5 (3.80) and the draw at 9/4 (3.25).
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Switzerland vs Italy team news
The hosts are missing their captain Granit Xhaka who is isolating after testing positive for coronavirus while Breel Embolo and Xherdan Shaqiri are also both out.
Italy are missing Torino forward Andrea Belotti who pulled out of the squad through injury with Ciro Immobile set to start up front for the European champions.
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Switzerland vs Italy preview
The Swiss have not lost a qualifier on home soil since 2014 and remain tough opposition despite missing some important players.
The last time they failed to score in a competitive home game was four years ago, while Italy have netted in 33 of their last 35 matches.
The Azzurri had kept 11 consecutive clean sheets before their last-16 clash with Austria at Euro 2020 but have conceded in each of their last five matches and there could be value in opposing them keeping a clean sheet in Basel.
Switzerland had some impressive attacking performances at the European Championship, putting three goals past both France and Turkey and will feel they can at least get on the score sheet this weekend.
Switzerland vs Italy tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 10/11 (1.91) and has paid out in seven of Switzerland’s last nine games and each of Italy’s previous five encounters.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.