Italy vs Spain Betting Tips & Predictions
Spain managed to advance from their quarter-final against Switzerland with the smallest of margins after 1-1 at full time. Jordi Alba might have given La Roja a dream start by taking the lead in the 8th minute, but the Swiss came back with an equalizer through Xherdan Shaqiri in the 68th. No more goals scored and a penalty shootout had to separate the two teams. As Switzerland only managed to score once in four tries, Spain went on to secure their semi-final ticket. A hard fought win, but also a deserved one all things considered.
The upcoming opponent, Italy, didn’t need extra time or penalties to put Belgium aside, but it was no easy battle either. Italy took the lead after half an hour of play when Nicola Barrella utilized an error caused by the Belgian defence, and Lorenzo Insigne extended the lead about 15 minutes later with a magnificent bender from outside the box. With a 2-0 lead it was hard to see how Manicini’s excellent squad would even be challenged, but a questioned penalty for Belgium just at the end of the first half would become a crucial factor to bring excitement to the match. Romelu Lukaku scored his fourth goal in EURO 2020 to give the Belgians hope, but no more goals would fall in the second half and Gli Azzurri could celebrate their top four achievement - make no mistake though, Italy wants the gold and nothing else will suffice.
Betting Tip: Italy to advance for odds 1.75+
Spain did not impress against a heroic Swiss in their quarter-final, and needing 120 minutes + penalties is certainly not a sign of strength. Over the five matches both teams have played, Italy have impressed miles more than their upcoming opponent. Another factor speaking for Italy is the depth of their squad, which we classify as much stronger than Spain’s. As such our betting tip falls on Italy to make it through to the EURO final. If you are interested in the latest odds for a vast selection of betting markets, make sure to check our odds comparison for Italy - Spain.