Italy face Spain on March 24 at Friuli.
Italy’s fans got used to see their team confidently qualify for main stages of big events like World Cups and European Championships. This qualifying group was won by Italy national team confidently as well – with 7 wins and 3 draws they took the first place in the table. Euro-2012 runners-up will face Belgium, Ireland and Sweden in their group in France this summer and all of these teams are able to battle for the place in the knockout stage. Italy won 6 out of last 10 home games, drew 3 and lost once.
European Champions Spain are getting ready to defend their title in the friendly match with quite strong opponents. Spain also had no troubles gaining their place in the main stage, The Red Fury took 27 out of 30 points in qualifiers. Del Bosque renewed the team comparing to the one that failed at WC2014 and he is still in search for perfect combination.
These two teams have long history that go a way back. Today’s visitors won last two matches, including 4-0 Euro-2012 final in Kiev. This clash promises to be quite fascinating but Spain appear to have slight advantage as they have more skilled players and they should at least avoid defeat.
Prediction for the match: Spain to win with +0 Asian handicap.