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Spain vs Italy – Match Preview

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At the Arena Auf Schalke, Spain and Italy are set to face off in a crucial EURO Grp. B match on Thursday, June 20th, at 19:00 GMT. Spain leads the group with 3 points and no goals conceded after their first game. Italy is close behind, also with 3 points but with a smaller goal difference. A win in this match is vital for both teams, aiming for an easier path in the European Championship. Bookmakers predict a win for Spain, but Italy’s strong performance makes the outcome uncertain.

Spain – Form

Spain has shown attacking prowess and dominance at home. Their last match on June 15, 2024, ended in a 3-3 draw against Croatia in the European Championship. This was unexpected by bookmakers. Before this, Spain claimed a 5-1 victory over Northern Ireland and a 5-0 win against Andorra in friendlies. Alvaro Morata, Pedri, and Mikel Oyarzabal scored in these games, highlighting Spain as the favorites.

Italy – Form

Italy has displayed resilience and tactical discipline away from home. They secured a 2:1 win against Albania in the European Championship on June 15, 2024. Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella scored the goals. Before this, Italy won 1:0 against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly, thanks to Davide Frattesi. They also had a goalless draw with Turkey, ending their scoring run. These outcomes were largely expected by bookmakers.

Spain – Italy – Head to Head

The last match between Spain and Italy was on June 15, 2023. Spain won 2:1 in the UEFA Nations League A. In their last 10 meetings, Spain has won 6 times, and Italy has won twice, with 2 draws. Both teams scored in their last 3 matches against each other. Spain has scored in 16 of their last 17 matches against Italy. They have not lost in 9 of the last 11 matches. Italy, however, has lost 3 of their last 4 matches against Spain and scored less than 1.5 goals.

Spain – Italy – Standings

As the second round of EURO Grp. B approaches, Spain and Italy are off to a promising start. The match will take place at the neutral Arena Auf Schalke. Spain is in 1st place with 3 points, having scored 3 goals and conceded none. Italy is in 2nd place, with 3 points, 2 goals scored, and 1 conceded. This match is crucial for determining the group leader. Both teams are performing well, making this a significant test of their abilities.

Spain vs Italy – Top scorers

Mikel Oyarzabal leads Spain’s scoring in the European Championship with four goals. Rodri, Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz, and Pedri each have scored twice. For Italy, Nicolo Barella and Mateo Retegui are the top scorers, with two goals each. Lorenzo Pellegrini, Alessandro Bastoni, and Davide Frattesi have each scored once, showing Italy’s varied scoring sources.

Spain vs Italy – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers are favoring Spain with odds of 2.15, given their recent form and historical success against Italy. Spain has won 11 of their last 13 matches and hasn’t conceded in this championship. Despite missing key players like Ferran Torres and Alvaro Morata, they are favored. Italy, with odds of 3.60 for a win, faces the challenge of overcoming injuries and scoring difficulties against Spain.

The “halftime-fulltime” bet offers odds of 2.875 for a home win at both intervals. The “draw-no-bet” option on Spain at 1.50 provides a refund in case of a draw. The “double-chance” bet for a Spain win or draw is at 1.286, covering two outcomes and reflecting Spain’s expected strong performance.

Spain vs Italy – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals bet is valued at 2.10, and “Under 2.5” at 1.727. Historical data shows a trend towards fewer than 3.5 goals in their matches. Spain’s defense has been solid, with 3 goals scored and none conceded. Italy has a 2:1 goal ratio. The “Under 2.5” bet at 1.727 could appeal to bettors, though the “Over 2.5” odds are enticing for an open game.

Spain vs Italy – BTTS Betting

The odds for both teams to score are set at 1.833 for both “Yes” and “No”. In their last 10 meetings, both teams scored in the last three. Spain has scored in all of their last five home games. Italy has also been consistent, scoring in their last away game in the championship. Considering these trends, “BTTS: Yes” could be a likely outcome for bettors.

Spain vs Italy – Prediction