Tip Italy W - China W
Italy head to this game on a fine run, having picked just one loss and four wins in their last five matches. They have seven wins in their last 10 matches and have scored in 14 of their last 15 matches. Their loss to Brazil in the last of group matches was the only time Italy have failed to score in their las 15 matches. However, they have defensive concerns to deal with, having kept just one clean sheet in their last eight matches. They go to this game with five wins in the 10 World Cup matches they have ever taken part in. China on the other hand, have managed just a win in their last five matches, and have four in 10. They have managed to keep five clean sheets in their last 10 matches and scored in 11 of their last 15. They have four wins in the last 10 World Cup matches. Head to head, the two sides have met three times and each has won one, with the other ending in a draw.
Key points Italy W - China W
Italy have won seven of their last 10 matches.
China have scored in 11 of their last 15 matches.
Italy have three wins in four World Cup matches.
Conclusion Italy W - China W
China have missed just one World Cup edition since 1991 and will head to this game as the more experienced at this stage but Italy have shown their mettle so far, despite this being their return after 1999. Italy also head here with a better form and we are thus backing them for a win.
Italy W China W Prediction published on June 22, 2019