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Prediction: Ecuador vs Italy

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 20 Mar 2024

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Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Ecuador and Italy will face each other in a friendly international match this weekend. The match between the South American team and the European side will be held at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, USA and is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm UK time on Sunday.

Ecuador

Ecuador are a major footballing nation. While they do not always tend to qualify for major tournaments, they are still a force to be reckoned with, both in South America and in the world. They can give any team a run for their money.

Félix Sánchez Bas’s side are doing well in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL). Ecuador are fifth in the standings with eight points from six matches and are in the automatic qualification spots. They are above the likes of Brazil, Paraguay and Chile and are just four points behind fourth-placed Colombia, which shows just how well they have done so far.

Ecuador have done well in their recent games. They beat Chile 1-0 in Quito in the 2016 FIFA World Cup qualifier which came after goalless draws with Venezuela and Colombia. They also beat Uruguay 2-1 in front of their fans in September 2023.

Team News:

Ecuador have a very good and strong team. Javier Burrai, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Moises Caicedo, Angel Mena, Joao Ortiz, Oscar Zambrano, Enner Valencia and Jordy Caicedo all are part of the team.

Italy

Italy are one of the biggest footballing nations in the world. They have been hugely successful in the past and the present and have a very strong team. Gli Azzurri have won the World Cip as many as four times and the European Championship twice.

Luciano Spalletti’s side will play in the UEFA Euro 2024 finals this summer. Italy finished second in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Group C with 14 points from eight matches. They finished six points behind group winners England and level on points with third-placed Ukraine.

Italy will take on Spain, Croatia and Albania in Group B at the UEFA Euro 2024 finals. They will use the current international break to warm up for the major event in the summer and will be keen on testing out their best team and the best formation.

Team News:

Italy have some of the best and most-well known players in their squad. Gianluigi Donnarumma, Guglielmo Vicario, Alessandro Bastoni, Federico Dimarco, Giorgio Scalvini, Destinity Udogie, Andrea Cambiaso, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Federico Chiesa and Nicolo Zaniolo all are part of the team.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Ecuador have not lost any of their last five matches.
  • Ecuador have scored five goals in their last five matches.
  • Ecuador have conceded two goals in their last five matches.
  • Italy have scored 12 goals in their last 5 games.
  • Italy have conceded 4 goals in their last 5 games.

Conclusion

While Italy have been a historic powerhouse and have a very strong team, Ecuador have been doing well recently. The South American nation have a very young and vibrant team, and they are going to make it hard for the Italians. It is very likely that this game in the USA is going to end in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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