Italy vs. Spain 2020 UEFA Euro Semifinals Game, Analysis, and Pick
The UEFA Euro 2020 is about to bring more international football action after a grueling quarterfinal stage that saw Switzerland, Belgium, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic go home. Italy is coming off an incredible 2-1 win against Belgium thanks to Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne. The Italians continue a strong run with the help of head coach Roberto Mancini and are now two games away from their second UEFA European Championship title.
On the other hand, Spain cut it close against Switzerland in a penalty shootout that ended 1(3)-1(1). Luis Enrique and his squad recovered well following an uneasy start to the tournament and managed to score 11 goals in their last three matches.
The two international football giants face each other at the Wembley Stadium in England for a shot at the Euro 2020 finals, and NitroBetting makes sure that you are part of the action from start to finish. This Italy vs. Spain preview covers the essentials of the match, including event details, the latest soccer odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions. Be sure to check out for this and more sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Italy vs. Spain 2020 UEFA Euro Game Info
- When: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England
- TV: ESPN+, TUDN, Univision
- Radio: BBC Radio
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds Odds: Italy +139 / -0.25 (+104) / Over 2.0 (-149) | Spain +206 / +0.25 (-128) / Under 2.5 (-175) | Draw +118
Why is Italy a safe bet to win?
It’s been a dream run for the Italians since they started their UEFA Euro 2020 campaign, keeping three clean sheets in their first three games. The knockout stage saw the ‘Gli Azzurri’ play consistently despite a lengthy clash with the Austrians and only saw them score in extra time to take the win. And their final challenge before the semis came in the form of a blazing hot ‘Red Devils’ team. However, they made the Belgians look like light work and controlled the entire match.
Italy faced multiple changes since the start of the tournament with several key players sitting out injured. Marco Veratti was one of the first to return in time, but Italy lost their key player Leonardo Spinazzola to a torn Achilles. As of this writing, Italy will have to operate without two of their preferred fullbacks: Florenzi, and Spinazzola.
Nonetheless, Lorenzo Insigne has been doing well for his nation so far. If he can maintain the same pace he can help his team get to their first Euro final since 2012, which they lost to Spain. With the way the Italians are playing now, we might be looking at payback.
Why is Spain a safe bet to win?
Unlike their opponents, Luis Enrique has no major concerns regarding his squad. We can expect La Roja to play their best lineup in what will be their most challenging match of the tournament. Although Spain’s results are not as convincing as the Italian side, they were able to power through and complete a promising run to the finals.
The results might have been underwhelming considering the team’s depth, but they brought us some of the most exciting matches. Spain took on a competent Croatia in the Round of 16 who surprised everyone with two late goals to force the game into extra time. Eventually, after maintaining the deadlock, the game was decided on penalties with the Spaniards taking the win.
Ferran Torres is the player to watch. The youngster has been a great asset for the 2010 World Cup winners and helped his team with clutch performances, recording two goals and an assist so far. Enrique and the rest of the team will be looking at the 21-year-old to give life to the offensive line, along with Dani Olmo and Kikel Oyarzabal to help penetrate Italy’s defense.
- Unai Simón
Italy vs. Spain 2020 UEFA Euro Betting Trends
- Italy only beat Spain twice in their last 14 meetings.
- Italy conceded 2 goals in their last 5 games.
- Italy is 5-0 in their last 5 games.
- Spain conceded 5 goals in their last 5 games.
- Spain scored 11 goals in their last 3 games.
- Spain is 2-2-1 in their last 5 meetings with Italy.
Italy vs. Spain Betting Prediction
Italy is the only team to win all of their matches at the tournament and is on a dominating winning streak with Roberto Mancini at the helm. The rise of the Azzurri’s took the UEFA Euro 2020 by storm and has been one of the highlights of the event. Meanwhile, Spain needs to better their previous numbers if they want to put more pressure on the slight favorites. But it’s more than possible for them to overcome Italy and put an end to their streak once they start firing on all cylinders.
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