Ace Football previews the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England and offers betting tips, match analysis, the best odds, and predictions.
The Euro 2020 final takes place on Sunday night as Italy and England lock horns at Wembley.
Only 3 places lie between the two teams in the FIFA World Rankings ahead of the encounter. Italy occupy the 7th spot in the list, while England rank number 4 in comparison. It suggests a close match is in order over in London.
Italy qualified for the final by finishing top of Group A with maximum points. The Azzurri proceeded to eliminate Austria, Belgium, and Spain in the knockout stages to book a ticket to Wembley. It’s worth pointing, though, that 2 of their last 3 games went into extra-time.
England, on the other hand, qualified for the knockout stages by winning Group D. Gareth Southgate’s men have since defeated Germany, Ukraine, and Denmark to reach the final for the first time in the national team’s history. They now hope to bring it home in front of possibly over 60,000 fans at the Wembley Stadium.
Stats and Analysis
Italy have been in eminent form in the goal-scoring department. Roberto Mancini’s side banged in 27 goals in their previous 10 internationals across all competition to create an average of 2.7 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 9 of these matches, conceding 3 goals for an average of 0.3 per game.
England, on the other hand, are brimming with confidence with extraordinarily good stats from their last 10 internationals across all competitions. The Three Lions have managed 1.6 goals a game, scoring 16 times while allowing a scarcely noticeable 2 goals against them. That is an impressively low 0.2 per game, with a clean sheet in 8 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Italy and England.
Fun stats Italy
- Italy has won the last 16 matches in a row;
- Italy has won the last 10 matches in a row at home;
- Italy has won in the last 17 of 18 matches;
- Italy has won in the last 14 of 15 matches at home.
Fun stats England
- England has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- England unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- England has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- England has won in the last 8 of 9 matches.
Italians out to extend hot streak in front of goal.
Italy will be out to extend their fine run of results lately.
In their previous 3 matches, Roberto Mancini’s side won 2-1 against Austria and went on to a 2-1 win against Belgium. Their latest match served up a 1-1 draw against Spain.
Three Lions mean business.
England will be out to extend their fine run of results lately.
In their 3 latest outings, Gareth Southgate’s side claimed a 2-0 win against Germany and went on to a 4-0 win against Ukraine. Their latest game produced a 2-1 win against Denmark.
Italy v England Fixture History
When they last played an international match against each other – on 27 March 2018 – they both came away with a point in a 1-1 draw.
Italy have the following 4-2-1 meeting statistics with England.
Italy are banking on Lorenzo Insigne to bring his A-game to the table as he has in recent internationals in which he claimed 2 goals in 6 outings.
Harry Kane arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 internationals for England. Scoring 4 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output.