2014 World Cup. England vs Italy. Preview & Tip. 14/06/14.

World Cup 2014 Tips

England meet Italy today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.


The two sides have met 27 times, and overall it’s been a very tight affair, with Italy having 9 wins, England 8, and there being 7 played out draws.

England’s most recent friendly was a disappointing 0-0 draw to Honduras.

Italy’s most recent match was against Luxembourg where they secured a 1-1 draw.

Injuries & Suspensions

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out for England and Danny Welbeck remains in doubt after hobbling off agains Honduras. Italy’s left-back Mattia De Sciglio has been ruled out with a calf injury

Prediction & Tip

Neither team is presently at top form, with Italy perhaps the better chance to take the win here. Given that neither team has an obvious edge, we’ll take the  5/1 that Ladbrokes are offering for either a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.