Online sports gambling handicappers won’t be caught off guard this time, however, as Italy is now a respected sports gambling commodity and one of the 2010 favorites to make the final.
Italy is known as “The Azzurri” and have a playing history and style as volatile as the country that they represent. Italy long held the reputation as a team that would crack under pressure with the World Cup betting line before overcoming that with their 2006 championship.
The question now is if that was a one year fluke or a sign of things to come.
Italy brings a multi dimensional playing style to the pitch as they can often try and beat the online sports gambling board with a beautiful style of play that is fancy and fun to watch but they can also flip the switch and become one of the most boring teams to watch when they want to get defensive.
When Italy is on their game they are considered near impossible to defeat and that is what will bring them plenty of action with dazzled handicappers.
Italy has a total of four World Cup gambling championships which makes for an admirable history of success. Marcello Lippi returns as manager after leading “The Azzurri” to the ultimate in sports gambling success with that 2006 title.
Lippi’s return will give Italy continuity that cannot be found with many other World Cup gambling entries and make them appealing to handicappers. Lippi is considered to be one of the top coaches in the world.
Italy had no online sports gambling trouble qualifying for the World Cup as they had seven wins and three draws. They are considered a near lock to get out of their relatively weak group that includes New Zealand, Slovakia, and Paraguay.
Goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is a veteran who is considered one of the best and a true asset with the World Cup betting odds. Captain Fabio Cannavaro is the rock on which the team leans and is a world class defender. Vincenzo Iaquinta and Alberto Gilardino are the main attackers.