In the third round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Armenia will compete with Italy in Yerevan's Hrazdan stadium on Friday.
In the first round, Armenia beat Malatya (1:0) and in the second round, our national squad lost to Bulgaria (0:1). This is the first-ever match between Armenia and Italy. Both teams are determined to continue their victories.
The Armenian national football team has not suffered defeat in home games in the last four meetings, while Italy has not lost to its rivals in the past 19 away matches. Last time Armenia sustained defeat was in September 2010 when the team lost to Ireland (0:1). Italy's last defeat was recorded in October 2004 during a match against Slovenia which ended 0:1.
Bookmakers in Armenia are inclined to believe that Italy has greater chances to win the match than Armenia. The coefficient for Italy's victory is 1,37-1,42 and that for Armenia is 9,40-10,00. Bookmakers have set 4,6 coefficient for a draw.