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England v Italy predictions, tips, lineups and free bets (World Cup - Group D - June 14, 2014)

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England v Italy predictions, tips, lineups and free bets (World Cup - Group D - June 14, 2014)
England get their World Cup campaign underway in Manaus against Italy for the most important match of the day and of Group D. It will be a tough game in torrid conditions and we expect a low scoring affair. This article contains a complete ENGLAND v ITALY betting preview with tips, predictions, best odds, probable line-ups, free bets and no deposit bonuses on the match!

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ENGLAND v ITALY BETTING PREVIEW

England went through qualification for this summer’s tournament unbeaten, though they have won just two of the six games they have played since booking their place in Brazil. They beat Peru in their first of three warm-up games two weeks ago, before drawing with Ecuador and Honduras in Miami.

Ladbrokes Betting BonusRoy Hodgson is likely to pick a fairly reliable XI to face Italy, with Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana, both of whom do plenty of defensive work, in behind Daniel Sturridge. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is set to miss the first game but should be fit come the Uruguay game.

Despite winning just one of their last eight games coming into the tournament, the Azzurri are slightly favourite here. Prior to that match in Rio de Janeiro, Cesare Prandelli’s side drew with both the Republic of Ireland and Luxembourg.

Andrea Barzagli is a slight doubt for the game while right back De Sciglio is out through injury. Alessio Cerci could join Mario Balotelli in attack, though the in-form Ciro Immobile is another option whose pace could trouble England's defence.

They sides last met in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012. While they may only have lost on penalties, the Three Lions were thoroughly outclassed. Having conceded at least twice against Denmark, Armenia, Nigeria and Fluminense in that period, Cesare Prandelli’s side are unlikely to keep a clean sheet against the in-form Rooney-Sturridge duo.

ENGLAND v ITALY PROBABLE LINEUPS

England (4-2-3-1): Hart; Baines, Cahill, Jagielka, Johnson; Henderson, Gerrard; Lallana, Wellbeck, Rooney; Sturridge

Italy (4-3-2-1): Buffon; Abate, Darmian, Barzagli, Chiellini; Pirlo, Marchisio, De Rossi; Verratti, Cerci; Balotelli

ENGLAND v ITALY TEAM FORM


ENGLAND
7 Jun 2014 England 0 - 0 Honduras
4 Jun 2014 Ecuador 2 - 2 England
30 May 2014 England 3 - 0 Peru
5 Mar 2014 England 1 - 0 Denmark
19 Nov 2013 England 0 - 1 Germany
15 Nov 2013 England 0 - 2 Chile


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ITALY

4 Jun 2014 Italy 1 - 1 Luxembourg
31 May 2014 Italy 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland
5 Mar 2014 Spain 1 - 0 Italy
18 Nov 2013 Italy 2 - 2 Nigeria
15 Nov 2013 Italy 1 - 1 Germany
15 Oct 2013 Italy 2 - 2 Armenia

ENGLAND v ITALY BEST ODDS

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