January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Wembley Stadium hosts what should be a high-quality and entertaining semi-final between two of the continent's most successful teams historically
Two of the most successful teams in the history of European football meet at Wembley on Tuesday evening in the semi-final of Euro 2020 as Italy take on Spain.
The Azzurri are four-time world champions and have been on an exceptional run under Roberto Mancini, racking up a 32-match unbeaten sequence, a record which firmly situates them as favourites to make the final.
La Roja, for their part, have won this tournament a record three times and, after a slow start, Luis Enrique’s men have picked up momentum as well as confidence.
Italy vs Spain Latest Odds
The Italians are priced at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365 to win in 90 minutes and at 7/10 (1.70) to make the final.
Spain can be backed at 21/20 (2.05) to qualify and at 2/1 (3.00) to win without extra time.
The draw is priced at 21/10 (3.10).
Italy vs Spain Team News
Leonardo Spinazzola picked up a serious injury against Belgium in the last 16 which has ruled him out of any further involvement for Italy in the tournament.
Spain, meanwhile, will see if Pablo Sarabia has fully recovered from the problem which forced him off at half-time against Switzerland.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
BBC One BBC iPlayer
BBC One will be showing Czech Republic vs Denmark live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). The BBC iPlayer will be streaming the game live online.
Italy vs Spain Preview
These two sides meet for the third consecutive time at the European Championship, with Spain triumphing 4-0 in the final of 2012, only for Italy to exact revenge five years ago by knocking them out of the last 16 with a 2-0 victory.
Of the two teams, Italy seem the more assured and have played with more genuine confidence and solidity, yet Spain have shown flashes of brilliance in the competition.
The knockout stages of Euro 2020 have been filled with goals and excitement and, in the quarter-finals, seven of the eight teams managed to find the back of the net.
This should be another entertaining encounter between two sides who each have a clear identity and backing them both to score makes sense.
Italy vs Spain Tips & Predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 5/6 (1.83) and should attract plenty of attention, while backing the run of early goals in the competition to continue should also appeal.
Seven of the last nine games at Euro 2020 have seen a goal scored before minute 32 and a repeat is offered at 5/6 (1.83).
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.