Italy vs England, Euro 2020 Final, Sunday, 11 July 2021, Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET, Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
The Euro 2020 final is here in the Wembley home of football, with England and Italy battling to end a trophy drought.
Italy beat a young Spanish team on penalties to reach the final for the first time since 2000. Roberto Mancini’s average was surprisingly low throughout the game, and Spain had the best chance of winning the game within the regulation 90 minutes. and an additional 30 minutes.
This is Italy’s third participation in the final of the European Championship. They crowned champions when they hosted the tournament in 1968.
Meanwhile, England plunged into the final at the expense of neutral favorite Denmark. Although the Three Lions were the best team for 90 minutes and then into extra time, they needed the help of Dutch referee Danny Makkelie to score the goal and avoid penalties.
Raheem Sterling also needs a special mention, as the victory would not possible without the way he leaned for penalties. It didn’t seem natural, although the responses mentioned otherwise.
This is the first final of the European Championship in England, beating the previous best and reaching the semi-finals when it hosted the competition in 1996.
England team news
Southgate a top team to choose from for the first of the teams in each European Championship appearance.
No changes are expected here, Southgate fairly consistent with his picks.
Starting XI scheduled for England (4-2-3-1)
Pickford, Shaw, Maguire, Stones, Walker, James, Phillips, Sancho, Mount, Sterling, Kane.
Italy team news
The Azzurri few problems heading into the final. Lorenzo Pellegrini and Leonardo Spinazzola will play no role on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Federico Chiesa is unsure after forcing the match just before the penalty shoot-out in the semi-final against Spain. His Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi is an automatic replacement if it is deemed that he is not in a position to start on time.
Italy: expected composition (4-3-3)
Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson, Barella, Jorginho, Veratti, Chiesa, Motionless, Insignia.
Italy vs England Head-to-Head
- The teams last met in 2018 and it was at Wembley Stadium and they were content with a 1-1 draw.
- Their last competitive meeting was at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the Italians won 2-1 on this occasion.
- England managed to register just one win in their last 11 meetings against Italy, drawing 4 and losing 5.
- Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6. The most common score during the period is 2-1.
Italy vs England prediction
The European Championship a history of producing extremely tight finals and goals of over 2.5 are seen by only 1 of the 9 deciding players since 1980.
Furthermore, judging from the ranking of these two teams from the knockout phase, employing priority tactics to protect their defensive area, goals will also be important here. So my first tip for the Euro 2020 final is under 2.5 goals at 1.50 odd.
The teams are more or less similar on paper and could override each other, but most of the pressure is directly on England’s players after they struggled to pass Denmark with a large amount of ball possession on their backyard. But Italy a knack for scoring goals with little ball possession and I support them to get the job done, even if it requires extra time and penalties.
The most interesting aspect I’m looking forward to seeing is how England won against Denmark is going to a psychological aspect on the players for Sunday’s final.
Betting tips for the 2020 Eurocup final between Italy and England
- Under 2.5 goals 1.50
- Italy wins Euro 2020 2.00
- Ciro Immobile will score 3.60 at any time
- Correct score full-time Italy 1-0 8.00