January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams looking solid at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects a closely-fought Euro 2020 final between Southgate's men and the Azzurri at Wembley
England will be hoping to bring football home when they take on Italy at Wembley in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.
The Three Lions are through to their first major final since 1966, having edged past Denmark 2-1 after extra time in the semis.
England vs Italy latest odds
With an expectant home crowd behind them, England are 17/10 (2.70) favourites with bet365 to end 55 years of hurt by pulling off a famous win in London.
However, Roberto Mancini’s Italy have gone 33 matches without defeat in all competitions and can be backed at 19/10 (2.90) to spoil the party by coming out on top here.
The last European Championship meeting between this pair was decided on penalties after a goalless draw back in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, and you can get odds of 2/1 (3.00) on this one also remaining all square after 90 minutes.
England vs Italy team news
Gareth Southgate is likely to stick with the same line-up that started against Denmark, although he could also opt to revert to a back three.
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Federico Chiesa will be assessed after picking up a knock in the semi-final victory over Spain, while Alessandro Florenzi is also doubtful, and Leonardo Spinazzola is ruled out.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
BBC One/ITV BBC iPlayer/ITV Hub
BBC One and ITV will be showing Italy vs England live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). The BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub will be streaming the game live online.
England vs Italy preview
Although some of the celebrations would almost have you believe that Gareth Southgate’s team had already lifted the trophy, the manager will know that the final step to glory is likely to be the most difficult to take.
Indeed, they are faced with an opponent that are currently enjoying their record unbeaten streak and have conceded just 10 goals in the 33 matches since they last tasted defeat.
However, the Azzurri must also try and break down a host backline that has only let in two goals in 12 fixtures and is yet to concede from open play in this tournament.
England vs Italy tips & predictions
With both managers likely to set up to play on the counterattack in what should be a tight and tense final, odds of 5/6 (1.83) appear generous on at least one of England or Italy failing to find the net and under 2.5 goals being scored.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.