• Home
  • Soccer
  • European Soccer

Italy vs Spain Tips - Euro 2020 semi-final to go to extra-time

  • Italy vs Spain predictions for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final
  • Italy are undefeated in their last 32 matches
  • Spain are undefeated in their last 12 matches
Italy Spain september 2017 fifa immobile
Italy have drawn 7 of their last 14 matches against Spain (Getty Images)
Share this article
success image

Italy vs Spain Tips


Italy and Spain are incredibly hard to beat with a close match expected. I am backing a draw at Euro 2020 with a penalty shootout a real possibility.

  • Italy are undefeated in their last 32 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have won 25 of their last 29 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have drawn 7 of their last 14 matches against Spain (all competitions).
  • Spain are undefeated in their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Spain have drawn 8 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Spain have a 13-11 advantage against Italy with 13 draws in 37 matches.

They last met in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The first match in Torino ended in a 1-1 draw before Spain won 3-0 in Madrid.

Italy Form


Italy have won 25 of their last 29 matches and won to nil in 11 of their last 13 games. They are playing with plenty of confidence.

The Azzurri began Euro 2020 with a 3-0 win against Turkey. They beat Switzerland 3-0 and beat Wales 1-0 in their final group game.

Roberto Mancini’s side did it the hard way against Austria in the Round of 16. Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina scored in extra time to establish a 2-0 lead and they held on for a 2-1 win.

Italy beat Belgium 2-1 in the quarter-finals, Nicolo Barella opening the scoring and Lorenzo Insigne making it 2-0 before half time. They defended well in the closing stages under pressure from the Red Devils.

Italy Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu 
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson Palmieri, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti
Attackers: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori

Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini remains injured but Roberto Mancini has plenty of options with Nicolo Barella set to partner Jorginho and Marco Verratti in the middle of the park. 

Full back Alessandro Florenzi is doubtful and left back Leonardo Spinazzola is out injured. Emerson and Rafael Toloi are options to start in defence.

Spain Form


Spain are undefeated in their last 12 matches. They have won four of those with eight draws.

Luis Enrique’s side started Euro 2020 with a 0-0 draw against Sweden despite having 85% possession and 17-4 shots. La Roja drew 1-1 against Poland before beating Slovakia 5-0 in their final group game.

Spain fell behind early against Croatia in the Round of 16 after Unai Simon’s error. Pablo Sarabia, César Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres scored to make it 3-1 before conceding two late goals to go to extra time. Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal scored as they advanced with a 5-3 win.

Spain beat Switzerland in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals. They went ahead through an own goal in the 8th minute, conceded in the 68th minute and couldn’t score against 20 men for the final 43 minutes.

Dani Olmo, Gerard Moreno and Mikel Oyarzabal struck their spot kicks sweetly as the Swiss missed three penalties.

Spain Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Robert Sánchez, Unai Simón
Defenders: César Azpilicueta, Diego Llorente, Pau Torres, Eric García, José Gayà, Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (captain), Marcos Llorente, Koke (vice-captain), Thiago, Rodri, Fabián, Dani Olmo, Pedri
Forwards: Álvaro Morata, Gerard, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré, Mikel Oyarzabal, Pablo Sarabia

Spain have a full strength side available.

Expect Sergio Busquets continue in defensive midfield and César Azpilicueta to continue at right back.

Luis Enrique should stick with Ferran Torres and Álvaro Morata in attack. Pablo Sarabia could make way for Dani Olmo on the left wing.

Italy vs Spain FAQs

Where can I watch the Italy vs Spain live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Italy vs Spain live stream.

What time does Italy vs Spain kick off?

The match is being played at Wembley Stadium in London at 5.00am AEDT on Wednesday, July 7.

US

Verdict

Italy face their toughest test of the tournament but can reach the final the hard way. Spain can match them in the semi-finals with a draw and extra time on the cards at Wembley.

Best Bet: Italy Qualify To Qualify @-125.00 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @220.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Special offers

Upcoming Events

03 August 2021

  • West Coast Fever vs Collingwood Magpies
  • -
  • Netball

28 August 2021

29 August 2021

02 October 2021

  • Epsom Handicap - October 2
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • The Metropolitan - October 2
  • -
  • Horse Racing

09 October 2021

  • Caulfield Guineas - October 9
  • -
  • Horse Racing

13 October 2021

  • Thousand Guineas - 2021
  • -
  • Horse Racing

16 October 2021

  • Caulfield Cup
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Caulfield Cup - October 16
  • -
  • Horse Racing

23 October 2021

  • Cox Plate - October 23
  • -
  • Horse Racing

30 October 2021

  • Golden Eagle - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Victoria Derby - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing

31 October 2021

04 November 2021

  • VRC Oaks - November 4
  • -
  • Horse Racing

05 December 2021

22 January 2022

05 February 2022

  • Big Bash League 2021/21 (BBL11)
  • -
  • Cricket

21 October 2023

Betting Slip | 06 Jul 2021

Italy v Spain