In the 3rd round of the Women’s European Championship 2020, the Italian team will play with the Belgian team. Group D meeting will be held on July 18 in Manchester.
In the qualification for Euro 2022, the Italians recorded eight wins and a draw in 10 rounds, finishing second in the group. Goal difference 37-5.
Before the European Championship, the Azzura Squadra had only one sparring, in which they exchanged goals with the Spaniards 1: 1.
At the Euro , the Italian team started more than unsuccessfully – with a score of 1:5 losing to the French team, and all five goals were missed before the break.
Then, in the match with Iceland, the Italian team conceded a quick goal already in the 3rd minute and got away from defeat in the second half – 1:1.
In qualifying for Euro 2022, the Reds have won seven wins in 8 matches and 21 points, which brought them to the first position in the standings. In attack, the team scored 37 times, conceding 7 goals.
Before Euro 2020, Belgium lost 0:1 to Austria and 0:3 to England in freight trains, and also beat Northern Ireland 4:1 and Luxembourg 6:1.
At the start of the tournament, the Belgians tied with Iceland (1:1), conceding in the second half, but quickly earning and converting a penalty. Note that the Icelanders did not convert the penalty kick in the first half.
In the second round , the Belgian team lost to the French team with a score of 1:2. All goals were scored in the first half – the Belgians conceded an early goal, bounced back and conceded again before the break. The French did not convert a penalty in the end.
Prediction and rate
Bookmakers give odds of 2.04 for Italy (W) to win this match, 3.50 for a draw in regular time, and 3.40 for Belgium (W) to win.
The teams each have 1 point and given that in the parallel match France (6 points) will surely beat Iceland (2), the winner of this match will advance to the quarterfinals. A draw will not suit any of the teams.
The teams met twice and Belgium won both times (2:1 and 4:1). Prediction: Belgium (W) will not lose the riding match.
Interesting betting options “Both to score” for 1.66 and Total over 2.5for 1.77.