Italy vs Spain Euro 2020 – Semi Final match Date: Tuesday, 6 July 2021, Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET, Venue: Wembley Stadium.
The Azzurri seem simply unstoppable and are now the favorites to lift the trophy at the end of the tournament. The Spanish are a great team, but they could face their game on Tuesday at Wembley.
After missing the 2018 World Cup, Roberto Mancini’s men are determined to return to their glory days. Since then, they have taken an approach in which their famous defense was complemented by an equally threatening attack.
The brilliance that Mancini has achieved is that the team does not depend on any star, nor does it revolve around two or three protagonists. Furthermore, they are a perfect mix of veterans and youngsters, thus maintaining a balance of experience and energy.
Meanwhile, Luis Enrique’s men enter this game after back-to-back matches that have been extended. That alone gave La Roja’s already tired legs extra minutes.
In addition, the extreme pace with which the Italians conduct themselves during the match is expected to be difficult for Spanish players to cope with, who rely more on technique than physicality.
Italy: team news
Winger Leonardo Spinazzola injured his Achilles tendon on the final matchday against Belgium and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament. This is a setback for Mancini.
However, the team has enough depth to cover this loss. The inference is that the player will prefer Emerson Palmieri over the downed player.
Italy: expected composition (4-3-3)
Donnarumma – Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson – Barella, Jorginho, Veratti – Chiesa, Motionless, Insignia
Spain: team news
Enrique has a lot of tired players after grueling victories in both the round of 16 and the quarterfinals. But against the current favorites, the Azzurri, the coach cannot take any risks.
He will have to highlight his best eleven, including 18-year-old midfielder Pedri González. Critics recently have been a bit harsh about the overuse of the child.
Spain: expected composition (4-3-3)
Simon – Azpilicueta, Laporte, Torres, Alba – Koke, Busquets, Pedri – Sarabia, Morata, Torres
Italy vs Spain: Head to head (h2h)
- These two had played in the final of Euro 2012 when the Spanish achieved a 4-0 victory.
- In the round of 16 in 2016, the Azzurri achieved a 2-0 victory.
- The last clash between the two ended with a 3-0 victory for La Roja, and it took place in 2017.
- Since 1988, Mancini’s men have kept a total of just two clean sheets.
Prediction Italy vs Spain
The Azzurri are on a 13-game winning streak, including their overtime win over Austria in the round of 16. They are also on a 32-game undefeated streak, and that streak included another 11-game winning streak.
Note that they had scored two or more goals in 12 of their last 13 games.
On the other hand, Enrique’s men had not registered any wins in regulation time in four of their five previous games, and his forwards have still not shown good form in the Euro so far.
At first, glance, expect insanely fit Italy to claim victory on Tuesday and take a ticket to the final.
Betting tips for Italy vs Spain
- Italy to win either half 1.75
- Over 1.5 Italy team goals 2.60