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STAR PREVIEW: Belgium v Italy (Euro 2016 Monday)

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]elgium have a good record against Italy who look a shadow of their former selves.

The Italians have only won two of their last six games with their 3-1 loss to Belgium last November amongst that run.

In contrast, Belgium are on something of a roll and have only met defeat once in their last nine games.

Their captain, Eden Hazard, is expected to be fit after being trodden on but the Belgian’s are weakened in defence through injury.

The Italians are strong in defence but have only scored 16 goals in 10 qualifiers.

With Ireland and Sweden drawing earlier there’s plenty still to be played for in Group E and the two teams are hard to split.

Belgium v Italy
UEFA EURO 2016 Group E
20:00 BBC One

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Nov 2015 INTERNATIONAL Belgium 3-1 Italy
May 2008 INTERNATIONAL Italy 3-1 Belgium
Jun 2000 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS Belgium 0-2 Italy
Nov 1999 INTERNATIONAL Italy 1-3 Belgium
May 1996 INTERNATIONAL Italy 2-2 Belgium
Feb 1991 INTERNATIONAL Italy 0-0 Belgium
Jun 1980 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS Italy 0-0 Belgium
Dec 1977 INTERNATIONAL Belgium 0-1 Italy
Jan 1977 INTERNATIONAL Italy 2-1 Belgium
May 1972 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS Belgium 2-1 Italy

My narrow preference is for Belgium at around 6/4 with Star Sports.

RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)

BACK BELGIUM 12 points at 6/4 with Star Sports

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