Ace Football previews the Group A match between Italy and Wales in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, odds, predictions, and form guides.
Italy head into an encounter against Wales this Sunday. Played out at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, this is their final match of three outings in the group stages at the Euro 2020. The hosts bring a ranking of number 7 in the FIFA world rankings to the table, thus indicating a close match against the 17th-placed Welsh visitors.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Italy are highly expected to win their group and dreaming of once again seeing a final at a European Championship. Roberto Mancini’s side had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the qualification stages and they are expected to go deep at the Euro 2020.
Wales, on the other hand, won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups but had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggests a good run is not beyond them.
Stats and Analysis
Italy have been in eminent form in the goal-scoring department. The 1968 European champions banged in 35 goals in their previous 10 internationals, creating an average of 3.5 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 6 of these matches, conceding 4 goals which is an average of 0.4 per game.
Having collected two wins from their first two outings at the Euro 2020, Italy are brimming with confidence before their upcoming match.
Heading into their last match in the group stages on 4 points, Wales will be looking to stay undefeated as they have their sights on the knockout stages.
Stats and facts for Italy and Wales.
Fun stats Italy
- Italy has won the last 12 matches in a row;
- Italy has won the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Italy has won in the last 13 of 14 matches;
- Italy has won in the last 11 of 12 matches at home.
Fun stats Wales
- Wales unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- Wales unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Wales’s last 9 of 11 matches;
- Wales scored in the last 15 of 17 matches.
Italians chasing records.
Italy keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their 3 latest internationals, the Azzurri destroyed the Czech Republic by 4 goals and went on to a 3-0 win against Turkey. Their latest game produced a 3-0 win against Switzerland.
Welsh on a roll.
Wales look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their last 3 matches, Rob Page’s men split the points in a 0-0 draw against Albania, followed by a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. Their most recent match brought a 2-0 win against Turkey.
Italy v Wales Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, which was back on 6 September 2003, Italy ran away with a 4-0 victory.
Italy enter the match against Wales with a 1-0-1 record in their previous 10 encounters in the European Championship.
With Ciro Immobile on 3 goals in the last 6 internationals for Italy, he certainly catches the eye as a possible goalscorer on again. Kieffer Moore is on 3 goals in the last 6 internationals for Wales and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.