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Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th England is a big team who nobody will want to face in Brazil. In Roy Hodgson, they have won of the best tacticians in football today with vast experience throughout the continent. England have big match instincts and never make it easy for the opposition to score many goals. When these sides collided in the last European Championships Italy was left frustrated by a bulldog English performance. I think 0-0 will be a must back for most sophisticated punters looking to take a bite out of the value in the market. A draw will suit both teams and is the likeliest outcome here.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th

England is a big team who nobody will want to face in Brazil. In Roy Hodgson' date=' they have won of the best tacticians in football today with vast experience throughout the continent. England have big match instincts and never make it easy for the opposition to score many goals. When these sides collided in the last European Championships Italy was left frustrated by a bulldog English performance. I think 0-0 will be a must back for most sophisticated punters looking to take a bite out of the value in the market. A draw will suit both teams and is the likeliest outcome here.[/quote'] Just said as much to my boy......Totally agree the most likely result!

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th Both teams will more concerned about not losing than winning and in the heat and humidity of the jungle a dour stalemate is the most likely outcome. No first goal scorer has to be the call surely

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th England would love a draw (Well i would take your hand of for one). England know that 2 draws and a win should be enough to get us through with the possibility of a 3 way tie and going down to who can score the most vs Costa Rica. Italy probably wont hate a draw but will feel its a game they should be winning. The draw seems the value play. But i would maybe wait for the teams as if Roy does something crazy like playing Lampard and Gerrard (I hope he doesn't and i don't think he will) then obviously you could lump on Italy especially in this heat.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th Agree on the tight first opener. Neither team will want to lose and Roy is hardly going to go all guns blazing. PaddyPower doing returned bets if Italy win or it finishes 0-0, so I'm going with: Under 2.5 goals Sturridge 1st goalscorer - had a few chances in Peru game and coming off an excellent season. Couple of 0.5pt bets on Jagielka and Cahill Last Scorer - England looked as if they have some set pieces worked out with these two on the end of crosses. At 50/1 and 40/1 worth a speculative punt

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th Think Italy's participation in the Confederations' Cup this time last year was a valuable experience in terms of the conditions they'll encounter. Prandelli said after the tournament that Italy will need a team of iron men for Brazil 2014. So that shows the approach the Italian will take with his team selection.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th 3pts England to beat Italy (DNB) 21/20 William Hill There has been a lot of doom and gloom about England going into this tournament but I think they’ve got every chance of proving a few doubters wrong and that can start here. Italy really do rely on Andrea Pirlo so if England can keep him quiet they can be successful. This Italian side doesn’t look set up to combat pace and that is something England have in abundance in forward areas and their young legs later in the game can really test Italy. If anyone wins this it can be England. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/england-vs-italy-betting-england-can-get-the-right-result-against-aging-italians

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th Here's an interesting England stat. In their opening game in the last 10 WC or EC finals England have drawn 6 times. I'll have something on PINN's 3.07 X.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th

Think Italy's participation in the Confederations' Cup this time last year was a valuable experience in terms of the conditions they'll encounter. Prandelli said after the tournament that Italy will need a team of iron men for Brazil 2014. So that shows the approach the Italian will take with his team selection.
Certain figures in Italian football have been taking this line recently and while I agree it could not have done Italy any harm to play in the confed last year, I really dont see it giving the Italians any real advantage going into this particular game. Obviously it's the opening group game and England wont have hit their classic tournament fatigue levels yet, we normally see that 30 mins after kick off :lol By the way, who do you think are these iron men for Italy? Is Prandelli talking about general mindset of his players, or certain players in particular? If his statement shows the approach to his team selection then who do you think will start/be dropped for Italy? I think this game is a really interesting contest, both teams have excellent coaches at this level imo and both sides will be wary of the threat their opponents carry. For me, Italy shade it in terms of being a cohesive unit but England have more teeth upfront, and in terms of forward quality, it's the best England squad I have ever seen taken to a major tournament. I think the market is getting this one right, little or no value for 1X2, AH, Over/Under. I agree with everyone that a low scoring draw will be the likely outcome here. X @ 2/1 would be the common sense choice, rather than backing either team outright which is frankly a lottery for this encounter. Unfortunately 2/1 for a draw here is poor value so I can't be bothered to take it. Will just sit back and enjoy the game.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th England vs Italy = draw @ 3.00 Marathonbet (4/10 stake) I go for draws so often like NEVER however this matchup is the perfect scenario for me to break that habit. First game of the group promising a cagey attempt of football, where no one will want to risk too much on top of all the Amazon heat & humidity! Add to that the R.Hodgson habit of playing “coward” football in big matches and now you have a perfect scenario for a game where everybody will be happy to get back to the cool hotel rooms sharing the points. Personally I expect a slow tempo without any necessary rush for goals, plenty of passes in the middle and two teams settling for a boring scoreless draw in contrast of what these two nations could offer on paper! Good luck in your attempt not to fall asleep on the couch in front of telly! :hope

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th

Buffon out! Does this change much? Sirigu to come in?
Personally, i think at this stage in their careers, sirigu is the better keeper. But sirigu may not be good to go either - bruised ribs, hasn't been training. Based on that, really could see any of the three keepers. Maybe reason for a more cautious Italy with concerns at the back - ie draw?

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th England team according to Stan Collymore on Twitter Hart/Johnson Cahill Jagielka Baines/Gerrard Henderson/Welbeck Sterling Rooney/Sturridge Some mixed reports, some are saying Welbeck is in instead of Lallana but the rest is accurate.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th Italy squad going around twitter as well : Sirigu, Chiellini, Paletta, Barzagli, Darmian, De Rossi, Pirlo, Veratti, Candreva, Marchisio, Balotelli.

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Re: Group D - England v Italy > Sunday June 15th Andrea Pirlo TSA @ 7.50 for a 0.10 stake Unpredictable game, could go anywhere, although unders most likely, so I'm going with a very speculative that makes sense in my eyes. Manaus grass isn't the best at the moment, play will be very slow and players may find it hard to start their acelleration under such climate conditions. We should see some tackles flying in at some moments, and Italy will try to get some set pieces to make a difference and score. If Pirlo manage to have a chance, I believe he could be close to scoring his usual WC free-kick. Moreover, this time we have the ref spray. Player can't cheat now, can they?

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