Free European Cup Pick: Italy vs. Spain Preview
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2020 European Cup Football Handicapping
Euro Cup Semi-Finals: Italy vs Spain Preview
Italy vs Spain
Date: Tuesday, July 7th ,2021
Time: 15:00PM ET
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
EURO 2020 Moneyline Odds: +250/+210/+200
EURO 2020 Spread Betting Odds: Spain +0.25
EURO 2020 Betting Total: 2.25
Italy prevailed in the massive match-up against Belgium in the quarter-finals and are now one step before the Final. They will now lock horns with Spain in the semi-finals, as the two teams will clash at the Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday for a magic ticket to the competition’s final.
Spain did not have an easy job against Switzerland but still managed to win in the shootout.
Italy are coming off a 2-1 win against Belgium in the quarter-finals, in a match where they were really good once again.
They had an early disallowed goal but still managed to take the lead at the 31st minute with Barella, while Insigne doubled Italy’s lead at the 44th minute.
Belgium did cut their lead down to one goal when Romelu Lukaku scored a penalty kick at the stoppage time of the first half. But Italy were great defensively in the second half, shutting out the Belgians and not allowing them to take a single shot on target.
Italy have now won their last 15 matches in the EUROs (qualifiers included), and it’s a competition record for the Nerazzuri. Their defense has only conceded a single goal so far in the tournament (inside 90 minutes) and it took a penalty kick in order to do so. They will now have to do an equally good job against Spain.
Spain were tremendous in their match against Switzerland, but did not have an easy time in the other quarter-final.
They were lucky enough to see the Swiss score an own goal at the 8th minute, in what was a really quiet first half.
Switzerland pulled even at the 68th minute with Shaqiri, but they saw a red card at the 77th minute. Spain could not take the lead in the regular time and the match went to extra time. Spain were the ultimate bosses in the extra 30 minutes, but still could not find the winning goal.
The match eventually went to the penalty shoot-out, where Switzerland scored just 1 and it was all easy for Spain. Spain have now kept just 2 clean sheets in 5 matches, which might not be good enough against a very potent Italian offense.
Italy vs. Spain Prediction:
Spain and Italy last met in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, where they played for a 1-1 draw in Italy, while Spain won by 3-0 at home. Prior to that they met in the round of 16 of the 2016 EURO, where Italy won by 2-0 (but lost to Germany in the next match).
Italy can play massive defense at times, but Spain are usually creating a ton of scoring chances. I don’t think that they will be able to create as many chances against Italy as they have done so far in the tournament.
Italy have played better soccer so far, they are more effective on both ends of the pitch and have the upper hand to reach the final. Taking Italy with -0.25 here, while the Under 2.25 Goals is also something to consider.
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