The prediction of Italy and Wales comes before the match of the 3rd round of the EURO 2020 group stage. This game will be played on June 20th at Stadio Olimpico, Italy. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Italy vs Wales Match Preview and Team News
Italy thrashed a strong Switzerland 3-0 in the second game, having beaten Turkey by the same margin in the first, and go here two points better than Wales. The Azzurri have been silky and a marvel to watch in their two matches and are now unbeaten in 29 games, their easy win over Switzerland strengthening their place as favorites to win Euro 2020. The only negative going to this game will be the injury to skipper Giorgio Chiellini who was withdrawn early against Switzerland with a suspected hamstring injury. With Italy already through, he won’t be risked for the Wales game, and Francesco Acerbi should continue in the position after replacing him against Switzerland. Jorginho is an excellent defensive midfielder who knows what he is doing at all times, he is strong, and it is not easy to take the ball away from him. He plays excellently for Chelsea and performs well on penalties. Domenico Berardi creates a lot of problems for the opponents on the right-wing. It’s hard to keep this guy in the one-on-one game, as he has fantastic dribbles.
Wales last met Italy in 2003, and on that occasion, Italy won 4-0. This is the first time the two nations meet in a tournament situation, and Italy has won five of the six previous meetings, with Wales winning one. Going to this game, we don’t expect that head-to-head flow to change. Wales is in an excellent position to proceed to the second round, but gunning for three points against Italy may feel like they are pushing it too hard. They had good organization against Switzerland as they came from down to draw 1-1 and were impressive too in their 2-0 win over Turkey. In the two games, though, they had shaky situations defensively, and this Italian side would punish them badly. Needing just a draw to secure second place, Wales is expected to employ a defensive approach here and hope they can use Gareth Bale’s pace and vision on the counter. Daniel James is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his games.
Italy vs Wales Predicted Lineups
Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Emerson, Verratti, Cristante, Barella, Bernardeschi, Belotti, Chiesa.
Wales: Ward, Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Gunter, Williams, Morrell, Allen, Bale, Wilson, James.
Italy vs Wales Betting Tips and Predictions
Italy is a favorite in this match, and they play in phenomenal form.
Italy could keep their clean sheet record, and we don’t think Wales will score in this one.
Italy to win @1.50
BTTS No @1.55
Correct score 2:0 @6.50