International friendly betting preview: Italy v England
England are favourites to defeat Italy in tonight’s friendly at the Wankdorf Stadium in Berne.
The game is the national side’s first since their exit from Euro 2012 at the hands of the Italians, and comes just three days before the start of the new Premier League season.
Online betting exchange Betfair price Roy Hodgson’s men at 11/8 to claim victory against the Azzuri, just a few weeks after losing to Cesare Prandelli’s side on penalties in the quarter-finals of the Euros.
Italy, who went on to reach the final of the tournament where they suffered a heavy defeat by Spain, are available at 15/8 to see off the Three Lions in the Swiss fixture.
A 1-0 England win is offered at odds of 5/1, with an Italian success by the same scoreline priced at 23/4.
A 1-1 draw can be backed at 19/4, while a 0-0 stalemate is available at 6/1.
Those wishing to wager on England leading at both half time and full time can take a price of 14/5.