The UEFA EURO 2020 is now down to the last two teams as Italy and England head to the Finals. It was a hard-fought semifinal for both sides as the matches went beyond 90 minutes. Italy faced the Spaniards in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 deadlock in regular time. They kept cool up until the final minute to beat their opponents in style when Jorginho netted a nifty penalty kick that sent Unai Simón the other way.
England, on the other hand, scored a late winner against Denmark to close the game 2-1. Team captain Harry Kane scored the winner in the 104th minute while Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford protected his goal well, stopping two of the three shots coming from the Danes. With that, Gareth Southgate brings the Three Lions one game closer to the title after 55 years.
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Italy vs. England 2020 UEFA Euro Game Info
- When: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England
- TV: ESPN+, TUDN, Univision
- Radio: BBC Radio
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- 2020 Euro Odds: Italy +190 / 0.0 (+102) / Over 2.0 (-114) | England +161 / 0.0 (-123) / Under 2.5 (-109) | Draw +194
Why is Italy a safe bet to win?
Roberto Mancini built this team from the ground up and is now enjoying the fruits of his labor after a successful run to the UEFA EURO 2020 Final. With a victory against Belgium, they completed 15-straight wins in the EURO qualifiers and the tournament. This is a new record on the continent and the team gets a chance to extend this streak on Friday night.
The entire unit of Italy is one of the fiercest in international football today and they are a team that can dictate the tempo in the field and push it up while keeping composed up to the final seconds of a game.
What makes Italy effective on the offensive and defensive side is the entire rotation. The effort and skill we see from players coming off the bench are just as good, if not better than the starting lineup. Furthermore, Mancini likes to mix things up, employing different starting elevens depending on what he thinks will work best against their opponents.
The Gli Azzurri’ features one of the best attacks in the history of the tournament, scoring 12 goals and allowing only 3 goals. If they can maintain the same quality of play in the final, the English are about to face their biggest challenge of the tournament.
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Why is England a safe bet to win?
England’s been through several sticky situations on its way to the last stage of the tournament. Their last game showcased a 2-1 thriller against Denmark. It was only until the Danes scored the first goal before ‘The Three Lions’ stepped up. Harry Kane and the team fought back to send fan-favorites Denmark home, albeit with a questionable penalty call. Although many will consider the win a fluke, they looked like the better team that night.
The team managed to collect 12-straight wins on their way to the final, and during that run, they recorded a total of 10 clean sheets. Their philosophy is straightforward. Everything starts from the defense and all of their attacks will come from opponents’ mistakes for counter-attack opportunities. They also rely on set pieces. The duo of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling produces scoring threats from dead-ball situations.
They have seven goals between them so far, with Kane scoring four in the last three knockout matches. Additionally, Jordan Pickford adds more strength to the team’s backline. The shot-stopper has only conceded two goals in the entire tournament and continues to play with consistency, making him one of the key players on his team.
Italy vs. England 2020 UEFA Euro Betting Trends
- Italy conceded 3 goals since finishing the group stage of the tournament.
- Italy scored at least 1 goal per game since the start of the knockout stage.
- Italy conceded 3 goals in the knockout stage of the tournament.
- England conceded 1 goal since the start of the knockout stage.
- England scored 8 goals since the start of the knockout stage.
- England 4-0-1 in their last 5 games.
Italy vs. England Betting Prediction
England only managed to beat Italy once in the last eight games and are currently looking for their first win against the Azzurri in three previous games. And to get that win, Southgate will have to take advantage of every set piece that comes their way. They already have the majority of England fans cheering for them at the Wembley Stadium and are sure to boost the team’s morale.
Meanwhile, we anticipate Italy to play conservatively in the earlier stages of the match, not being too eager to score right away. The two sides are known for ironclad defenses, and we believe that all attacks will start from the back. If the Italians manage to gel well in the first half, they can apply more pressure and have the upper hand before the final whistle.
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