Italy and Spain will lock horns on Tuesday evening in a battle for a place in the finals of the EURO 2020 competition.
Italy have been the best team in this tournament with four wins from five while seeing out Austria in extra time. They have won 25 of their last 29 matches and won to nil in 11 of their last 13 games. Roberto Mancini’s men began their EURO 2020 campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey and went on to beat Switzerland 3-0 before ending their group stage campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Wales. They did it the hard way against Austria, with two extra time goals. Two first half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne were enough to see out a 2-1 win over opponents Belgium in the quarter finals. Left back Leonardo Spinazzola is ruled out of the match after picking up an injury against Belgium, Roberto Mancini is set to make a few changes to his starting lineup with a few first team starters in contention.
Spain have been hard to beat in this tournament, unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions. They are the tournament draw masters with 5 draws in 6 matches in all competitions. They began their EURO 2020 campaign with a goalless draw against Sweden, playing out a 1-1 draw against Poland in their second group stage match. Their first win was a comfortable 5-0 thrashing of Slovakia. A 3-3 draw against Croatia in their knockout game was followed by another score draw to Switzerland in the quarter finals. They have conceded four goals in two matches. Pablo Sarabia is in contention after picking up a knock with head coach Luis Enrique expected to continue with his starting lineup.
Spain have been hard to beat in this competition, with one win in five matches while the rest have been draws. Italy have won 25 of their last 29 matches in all competitions and have drawn 7 of their last 14 matches against Spain in all competitions. Both teams have scored in three of Spain’s last four games. We will be backing another score draw for Spain with Italy tipped to progress into the finals of EURO 2020.
PREDICTION : DRAW 1-1
SINGLE TIP : CHANCE MIX DRAW OR BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE