Free European Cup Pick: Italy vs. Austria Preview
Looking for Italy vs. Austria free picks and a matchup preview? (2021) 2020 European Cup football betting sees Italy taking on Austria on Saturday, June 26th, at Wembley Stadium, London, England. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all European Cup football matchups all tournament long so stay tuned. Keep checking back for more European Cup tips like this Italy Austria predictions blog post!
2020 European Cup Football Handicapping
Euro Round of 16: Italy vs Austria Preview
Date: Saturday, June 26th
Time: 15:00PM ET
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
EURO 2020 Moneyline Odds: -200/+310/+650
EURO 2020 Spread Betting Odds: Italy -1
EURO 2020 Betting Total: 2.25
Two teams that are coming off slim wins in the final match of the group stage will now lock horns in the round of 16, when Italy will clash against Austria.
Italy are having quite an impressive tournament so far, having kept three clean sheets in just as many matches. Austria took advantage of a rather easy group and managed to qualify to the knock-out stages for the first time in their history.
Italy were perfect in the group stage, winning all three matches and keeping three clean sheets in the process.
That means that Italy are now undefeated in their last 30 competitive matches in all competitions, and equalled their biggest unbeaten streak in the country’s history.
The match against Wales was theirs to take, and Italy scored the only goal of the match at the 39th minute with Pessina, before Ampadu saw a red card at the 55th minute, leaving Wales with just 10 men at the pitch.
Italy are one of the best teams in the tournament so far, if not the best, with great automations in their transition game, VERY solid defense and a lethal offensive line. They have what it takes to make a deep run in this tournament, and Austria shouldn’t be a problem.
Austria finished the group stage with a great performance against Ukraine, despite beating them by just 1-0.
Baumgartner took the lead at the 21st minute and Austria were creating one shot after the other in this match, while also containing Ukraine.
Austria had a total of 19 scoring chances but just 4 shots on target, while Ukraine had just 5 created chances and just 1 shot on goal. The clean sheet was a nice bonus, but it was their first after 7 competitive matches in all competitions.
Austria will face a really tough task against Italy, who have great forwards and can potentially wreak havoc on Austria’s naïve back-line. And Austria’s offense will not have a good time either.
Italy vs. Austria Prediction:
Italy have shown that they are one of the, if not the, best teams in the tournament so far, in both ends of the pitch. They have an impressive undefeated streak and avoiding the loss here would make a new country record.
Austria are in this stage for the first time ever, they are the underdogs and the pressure is not actually on them, but on Italy. Austria will try to play their usual game but Italy’s defense is extremely hard to score against.
Taking Italy with -1, as I don’t expect them to shut down after scoring the first goal. They’ve never shown that in recent matches and they always go for the safety goal.
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