Italy – Switzerland 16-06-2021
After impressing at the start of Euro 2020 in its match with Turkey, Italy now has the difficult task of gaining another 3 points against its rivals Switzerland on Wednesday at the historic Olimpico Stadium. Luckily, the team will play all 3 matches in Italy, which more or less gives the Azzurri an advantage. Switzerland, for its part, will have the opportunity to show that it is one of the strongest teams in the group and this important match will decide the first two places. Italy needs a victory, but even the point will keep the team in first place in the standings before the match between Wales and Turkey.
Italy team showed that they are one of the contenders, and after failing to score the first half, despite their superiority in the match, the second managed to score 3 times in the door of Turkey. Definitely, the team is one of the favorites to win Euro 2020, with very good defense and fast attacks. Immobile and Insigne, who scored in the previous match, will be relied on again, and veterans Kielini and Bonucci, although 36 and 34 years old, will take part in the match, respectively. There was some criticism that they were elderly and needed new additions to the defense, but they proved that they could still be relied on and strengthened the Azzurri’s defense.
Switzerland is fighting for its first victory at this European Championship. The team was considered a contender for 1st place, along with Italy, but in the first match failed to show a very strong game. Wales were at a good level and opposed the Swiss, not allowing them to take a valuable 3 points. Now, this match is very important for the guests, as only a victory would calm the team before the match with Turkey. The tie will bring 1 point, but it will hardly be enough for them. The head coach of the guests Vladimir Petkovic has not announced significant changes in the composition of the first match, as it is possible with Italy to bring in the midfielder Denis Zakaria to help the team. Bookmaker 22bet offers a high odds for the option for both teams to score, and I think that despite the strong defense, Switzerland can score, as Italy can also do this and they scored 3 goals in the previous match.
Prediction – away win – 2.29 from 22bet22bet Sports betting