UEFA Euro 2020Italy vs England 11 JULY
Roberto Mancini’s Italy revolution is now just one step away from securing a major trophy for their World Cup win in 2006. After cruising through their group and knocking out Spain and Belgium in the knockout stages, the Azzurri showed style, passion, and steely nerves on their way to winning the final.
Is football returning home? It is only 90 minutes away. After beating Denmark in extra time at Wembley, the Three Lions reached their first final since 1966’s heroics. Southgate’s men are now one step ahead of their 2018 World Cup performance, but can they take it that extra step to lift Harry Kane’s trophy in front a packed Wembley Stadium?
Italy has won this competition before, but the footballing powerhouse of Italy has shown remarkable fight to overcome the disappointment of not being able to participate in the 2018 World Cup. Mancini’s team showed promise after they won all three games with no conceders. We have seen the knockout stages, with some ‘ugly wins’ along the way to final.
England lost their semi-final match against Denmark for the first time ever in the tournament. This was the first tournament in which Jordan Pickford had to take the ball out of his net. Gareth Southgate will be delighted with the way that Jordan Pickford turned the scoreline around and secured their place in the final.
MATCH STATS ITALY VS ENGLAND
England’s greatest goal threat throughout this tournament has been Harry Kane (44) and Raheem Sterling (31). With his goals against Croatia, and the Czech Republic, the Manchester City forward led the Three Lions through the group stage. Harry Kane is back to his goalscoring best and has scored four goals with his win against Denmark. They are expected to be England’s biggest threats to Mancini’s team and both will have their chance in front Gianluigi Da Donnarumma’s goal.
Although the Italians started this summer’s tournament with a stunning display, Southgate and England should be encouraged by their recent defensive record. The Azzurri’s impressive defensive record came into the tournament but they have not been able to keep a clean slate since the tournament’s knockout stages. England will have a chance against Italy, as they did against Spain, Austria and Belgium who each had more than 10 shots against Mancini’s men.
ITALY VS ENGLAND – CORNER STATS
Italy has failed to score more than five corners in any of their knockout games. Mancini’s team has taken just 10 corners against Spain, Belgium and Austria, averaging just under three per game.
England has only 11 corners in their knockout stage games, which is not much better than the rest of Europe. This trend will not continue into the final.
ITALY VS ENGLAND – CARDS STATS
Since reaching the group stage, Italy has received two yellow cards in each of their three games. Given the stakes, Sunday’s final at Wembley could be tight. Don’t be surprised to see some professional fouls’ to stop the England pace attack.
England vs Italy: Predictions and betting odds Head-to-Head
Italy has been leading England in head-to-head statistics between the two countries. As of now, the two teams have played 27 matches against one another.
These two countries won 11 matches, while England scored 8 wins in the 27 others. 8 matches ended in a draw between the two sides. You canWatch Sport Soccer Euro 2020 online for free at wclub365 Each game of the tournament.
ITALY VS ENGLAND HEAD TO HEAD
- 27 March 2018 – England 1-1 Italy Friendly
- 31 March 2015 – Italy 1-1 England Friendly
- 14 June 2014 – England 2 – Italy – World Cup
- 15 August 2012 – England, 0-0 Italy – Friendly
England’s record against Italy is quite poor. The Three Lions have not won any of their four major tournaments meetings. England has the chance to win their first ever European Championship trophy, and it’s a great time to revisit history.