Euro 2012 Betting: Italy v Republic of Ireland - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Italy need to win and hope that Spain v Croatia don’t draw with a scoreline of 2-2 or higher in order to progress to the knockout stages. Cesare Prandelli’s side are favourites at 1.30 to beat the Republic of Ireland on Monday night.

9. After losing to Spain last time out, the Republic of Ireland were knocked out of the competition and now have nothing to play for. The Irish have only beaten Italy twice in the sides’ last 11 meetings, but can be backed at 10.00 to win at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan.

8. In their last group match against Spain, the Republic of Ireland lost 4-0. A repeat of that losing scoreline for Giovanni Trapattoni’s men is available at 12.00.

7. The Azzuri are unbeaten in twelve competitive matches under Prandelli, winning eight and drawing four. A draw on Monday night is available at 5.50.

6. Damien Duff is set to make his 100th appearance for the Republic of Ireland on Monday night. The Fulham winger, who has scored eight goals for his country, is available at 10.50 to find the net on this occasion.

5. Sunderland’s James McClean made his competitive debut on the international stage when he came on in the 76th minute against Spain. The Republic of Ireland midfielder can be backed at 8.00 to bag a goal against Italy.

4. Five Italian players are one booking away from a one-match ban in Euro 2012. One of those players, Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini, can be backed at 3.50 to get a card on Monday night.

3. Robbie Keane was the Republic of Ireland’s top scorer in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, scoring seven goals. The former Spurs and Liverpool striker now has 53 goals for his country, and is available at 15.00 to score at least two goals against Italy.

2. Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale found the net after coming on as a substitute in the Azzuri’s opening game of the tournament against Spain. The 34-year-old Italian is available at 4.30 to score the first goal against Republic of Ireland.

1. Italy have held leads in both of their Euro 2012 matches so far, going on to concede 2nd half goals in both games. Republic of Ireland can be backed at 4.00 to win at least one half at the Municipal Stadium.