Saturday, July 24, 2021

Prediction: Italy vs Switzerland

Prediction: Italy to win 2-1

Best Odds: 7/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Italy and Switzerland will face each other in Euro 2020 this week. The Group A match is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time on Wednesday evening and will be held at Stadio Olympico in Rome. It promises to be an exciting game of football.

Italy

Italy are among the favourites to win the Euro 2020 finals, and they have started the campaign in style. Roberto Mancini’s side got the better of Turkey 3-0 in their opening Group A at Stadium Olympico in Rome. All three goals came in the second half.

The former world champions will head into the match against Switzerland with confidence. Italy will know that maximum points from the game will see him progress to the next round.

Team News:

Giovanni Di Lorenzo came on as a substitute at the start of the second against Turkey and is likely to start against Switzerland. Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne should start.

Switzerland

Switzerland started their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-1 draw with Wales at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku. After a goalless first half, Breel Embolo put Switzerland in the lead in the 49th minute, but Kieffer Moore restored parity for Wales on 74 minutes.

Vladimir Petkovic’s side will know that they need a win to stand a chance of finishing in the top two of the group. It is not going to be easy against an Italian team full of confidence and playing in front of their own fans.

Team News:

Granit Xhaka will start for Switzerland, and so will Breel Embolo.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Italy have kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine matches in all competitions.
  • Switzerland have drawn each of their last four games at European Championships.
  • Ciro Immobile has scored 92 goals in his last 118 appearances at the Stadio Olimpico since moving to Lazio in 2016
  • Since 2014, Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in 50% of Switzerland’s goals in major tournaments.
  • Italy have won their last six games in all competitions.

Conclusion

Switzerland are no easy pushovers, but Italy are clearly the better and stronger side. One should not be surprised if the Italians win the game with relative ease.

Prediction: Italy to win 2-1

Best Odds: 7/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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