EURO 2016: Italy vs Spain

Italy vs Spain Betting Tip and Predictions. In the one of the most interesting matches of the 1/8 finals on EURO 2016, Italy take on Spain at Stade de France, in Paris. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Italy vs Spain.


Italy finished at the 1st position in Group E on EURO 2016, with two wins and lost game. In the opening match in group, Italy beat Belgium 0-2, while in the second round they took another three points against Sweden 1-0 and qualified in the next phase of this tournament. In the last game they lost 0-1 in the match against Republic of Ireland, but that game wasn’t important for them and despite the fact that they lost, Italians secured the top position. They won’t have an easy job in the 1/8 finals and will have to play against European Champions, Spain. But, Italians know how to play matches like these and I believe they will play defensively and try to score from the counter-attack.

Spain finished the group phase at the second position and in the 1/8 finals they will face against the stronger possible rivals. Spanish side beat Czech Republic 1-0 in the first round, while in the second round they smashed Turkey 3-0 and qualified in the next phase. In the last round they need one point against Croatia, but they conceded a late goal and lost. Despite that fact, they are in a good form and without any doubt they are favorites to reach the 1/4 finals. But, Italians are playing very good in defence and Spanish side will not have an easy job to break it up.

Italy and Spain were met in the final of EURO 2012 and Spanish side smashed them 4-0!

Italy vs Spain Team News

In Italian team Candreva has some problems with injury and he’s doubtful for this game. On the other side, Spain have full squad available.

Italy vs Spain predicted lineups

Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Darmian; Pellè, Éder.
Spain: De Gea; Juanfran, Piqué, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Fàbregas; Silva, Iniesta, Nolito; Morata.

Italy vs Spain Prediction

Spain have stronger squad, but Italians know to play very good on result and I expect their defensive performance. I expect very tough game between Italy vs Spain and not many goals.

Italy vs Spain Betting Tip: BTS/No @ 1.50 (Bet365)

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