EURO 2016: Belgium vs Italy

Belgium vs Italy Betting Tip and Predictions. In the second match of Group C, on EURO 2016, Belgium take on Italy at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Belgium vs Italy.


Belgium qualified on EURO 2016 after they finished at the top position in their qualify group. They have made very good progress in the last few years and have few very good players who are playing in the top European clubs. In the preparing period, Belgium played three matches and managed to won two, while one game was finished without winner. They beat Switzerland 1-2 and Norway 3-2, while the match against Finland was finished 1-1. This group is one of the hardest on this EURO, but both teams that play today hope that they can finish at the 1st or 2nd position and qualify in the 1/8 finals directly. Their key player, Hazard, didn’t have an amazing season in Premier League, but despite that fact, he’s the one who can make an advantage for Belgium and without any doubt he could be the most dangerous players for Italians.

Italy finished at the top of their qualifying group and qualified on this competition directly, without defeat (7-3-0). Italians traditionally playing very defensive and their main goal is to save their net, while in the attack they are looking to hit the net at least once. They have played two friendly matches before EURO and won both matches. First, they beat Scotland 1-0, while in the second and last preparing game they beat Finland 2-0. On the both matches they secured their net and didn’t concede a single goal. Their coach Antonio Conte believes that they have good chances to go far on this competition and the first game against Belgium is very important, so they hope that can make positive result and take at least one point.

Belgium vs Italy Team News

Belgium will be without Vincent Kompany due to injury, while Thomas Vermaelen is doubtful. Italians have no problems with injuries and will have full squad available for this game.

Belgium vs Italy possible lineups

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Nainggolan; Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku.
Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Candreva, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Darmian; Immobile, Zaza.

Belgium vs Italy Prediction

This will be the first game at EURO 2016 for both sides, so I expect that both will be focused to save their net. I expect very tough match between Belgium vs Italy and don’t expect goals in both nets, if we see any goal at all.

Belgium vs Italy Betting Tip: BTS/No @ 1.73 (Bet365)

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