Wednesday Football Tips: Back a shots on target treble at the San Siro

Italy v Spain betting preview
Italy face Spain at the San Siro on Wednesday

Our player props column has a shots on target treble for the Nations League semi-final between Italy and Spain in Milan...

"Insigne and Chiesa have been prolific shooters for Italy of late while Ferran Torres will be leading the line for Spain and has scored in his last two outings."

Back Insigne, Chiesa & Ferran Torres 1+ shots on target with Bet Builder at around 3.7511/4

Italy v Spain
Wednesday 6 October, 19:45 kick-off
Live on Sky Sports

It's a terrific tie in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals with two grand old giants of European football fighting it out in Milan with Italy hosting Spain.

The one-off nature of the game will make for some fantastic entertainment, and hopefully it's similar to their Euro 2020 semi-final when Spain largely outplayed the Azzurri but lost out on penalties.

After a world record 37 games without defeat you wonder if Italy will ever lose a game again, and the fact this game is at the San Siro is a huge factor for Roberto Mancini's men with the hosts last losing a competitve home game in 1999 (58 games).

Italy have also only conceded one goal in their last 10 home games, while Spain haven't won in Italy since 1971, so it's an uphill battle for the visitors just to find the back of the net, let alone grab a goal.

Read our in-depth match preview from Mark O'Haire.

Right here, though, we're always after player props and it's the shots on target markets that are of interest and we've pulled together three players who will surely be able to test the keepers out in Milan.

Firstly, we're backing Lorenzo Insigne, who is now the main man with Ciro Immobile out injured. Insigne had 15 shots and four on target in just four Nations League games, and is in great form for his country with 12 shots on target in his last eight.

Next is Federico Chiesa, who was a real game-changer during the Euros as he forced his way into the starting line-up from starting on the bench.

Chiesa scored twice in the Euros and had 23 shots in seven games, with nine on target, and he'll be a thorn in Spain's side - crucially he's great on the break which is how the hosts may well play again.

Over to Spain for the last man in our trio and it's Man City's Ferran Torres who may well be operating up front again as he has done pretty well for both club and country.

Torres has scoured four Nations League goals and he's also bagged in Spain's last two games while hitting six shots and three on target. He'll be the focus for Spain and can surely hit the target once to bring home our treble.

It's a decent little price too for a Bet Builder treble that really isn't asking too much out of the ordinary.

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COLUMN P/L

Staked: 52pts
Returned: 66.35pts
P/L: +14.35pts

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