Italy did not beat Spain in the last two matches, but whether the Italians will be able to interrupt this series on July 6 – you will find the answer in our forecast. Who deserves the ending?
The Italian national team was not in the most difficult group, along with Switzerland, Wales and Turkey. Two victories with the same 3-0 score over Switzerland and Turkey brought Roberto Mancini’s team to the playoffs. In the fight with Wales, the coach of Scuadra Azzurra used a large-scale rotation, but this did not prevent Italy from gaining a 1:0 victory and confidently winning their group.
In the first match of the playoffs, the Italians met with Austria. Despite the fact that the Austrians were considered the clear outsiders of the meeting, they managed to fight the favorite and defend a goalless draw in regulation time. However, the Italians scored twice in extra times and allowed Austria to play one goal – this was enough to win and reach the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals “Scuadra Azzurra” met with Belgium, in the confrontation with which it could no longer be considered a clear favorite. However, they managed to completely outplay the powerful rival – even in the first half, Italy scored two goals, conceding in response from a controversial penalty, but they managed to keep the victory without much difficulty.
The Spanish national team was also not in the strongest group, but unlike their today’s rival, the team of Luis Enrique got out of there with adventures. Already in the first round, the Spaniards ran into the Swedish wall, and failed to score, after which they painted a 1: 1 draw with Poland. The 5-0 defeat of Slovakia helped to get out of the group, but only from the second line.
In the 1/8 finals, Spain started with a conceded goal – Pedri sent the ball into their own net. Croatia did not impress with anything until a certain moment and the “red fury” scored three goals until the 75th minute, but eventually managed to let the “checkers” win back. In extra times, the Spaniards added again and scored two goals, this time managing to maintain the advantage until the final whistle.
In the quarterfinal match with Switzerland, Spain opened the scoring early and generally controlled the course of the match. However, a stupid mistake out of the blue between the two central defenders helped the Swiss win back. It came to a penalty shootout, where the Spaniards were more fortunate – the lottery brought them to the semifinals.
The Italian national team looks very solid at Euro 2020 and fully justifies the status of one of the main favorites to win. The Italians dealt with Belgium confidently and generally controlled the course of the meeting. Spain is much less reliable in defense than the same Belgians, and in general, in terms of the quality of football, the “red fury” is noticeably inferior to the “squadre azzurre”.
We believe that the Italians have a better chance of winning. Prediction – Asian handicap (0) for Italy. In bookmaker 1xBet, such an outcome is offered with odds of 1.79 Italy does not rush into the attack from the first minutes, the defense of the squadra azzurra pays a lot of attention, as evidenced by the two conceded goals in the tournament. Surely even today the Italians will start the match carefully, the price of a mistake will put pressure on Spain, so it hardly makes sense to count on effective football.
Our second bet will be under 2.5 goals total. This bet can be placed for 1.73.
For fans of large odds, we offer a bet – Italy wins by one goal. Such an outcome in a line can be found in 3.85.
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