UEFA Euro 2020 Italy vs Switzerland 16 JUNE

The Azzurri created a terrific start to the own Euros campaign with a 3-0 thrashing of Turkey in the tournament’s opening game. Goals from Ciro Immobile along with Lorenzo Insigne — also as a Merih Demiral own-goal — place the cherry on top of a fine performance from Roberto Mancini’s men and the other victory could seal their place at the round-of-16 depending on the outcome of Turkey vs Wales.

However, Switzerland bring a negative laced with Bundesliga celebrities into the Stadio Olimpico and will certainly offer Italy a true evaluation of their qualifications. Vladimir Petkovic’s side dominated Wales in their opening game and will be frustrated at just leaving Baku using a single stage after Danny Ward placed in an inspired performance involving the Welsh sticks. Italy are clear favorites, however Switzerland will blow off this set wide open with a sudden success.

ITALY VS SWITZERLAND: MATCH STATS

  • There happen to be under 2.5 goals scored in the last 3 meetings between Italy and Switzerland.
  • Italy are now enjoying a streak of nine consecutive blank sheets — their best run as maintaining 10 in a row between November 1989 and June 1990. They’re also 28 games revolve around all competitions.
  • Italy’s 3-0 win over Turkey is the biggest margin of victory at an opening game in European Championships history.
  • Xherdan Shaqiri has scored or assisted 50 percent of Switzerland’s major tournament goals since 2014, netting five and laying on three of the nation’s 16 strikes at that time.
  • The Swiss are now presently on a nine-game unbeaten streak which includes draws against Germany and Spain.
  • ITALY VS SWITZERLAND: CORNER STATS

With either side dominating their opening matches, it is unsurprising to see that Italy (8) and Switzerland (12) won a joint 20 corners against Turkey and Wales, respectively. Italy only conceded two, while Switzerland allowed four corners.

Italy prevented picking any cards up from Turkey, but Switzerland saw Kevin Mbabu and Fabian Schar the two enter the publication.

ITALY VS SWITZERLAND: SQUAWKA SAYS

Scoreline prediction: Italy 2-0 Switzerland

Odds correct at the time of writing

ITALY VS SWITZERLAND: HEAD TO HEAD

05 June 2010 — Switzerland 1-1 Italy — International friendly

12 August 2009 — Switzerland 0-0 — International friendly

31 May 2006 — Switzerland 1-1 Italy — International friendly

30 April 2003 — Switzerland 1-2 Italy — International friendly

09 June 1999 — Switzerland 0-0 Italy — European Championship qualifying

Four of the past five meetings between Italy and Switzerland have ended in a draw, even though they haven’t faced each other as June 2010. Italy have lost seven of their 57 games against the Swiss, continue doing so in May 1993. You can watch Euro 2020 FREE online at wclub365 for every single game of the tournament.