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.

Form

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.