We are down to 8 competitors at the Euro 2020 and two of those get in on at Fussball Arena Munich this coming Friday. Belgium go up against Italy in the 1/4 finals of the European Championship.
Belgium arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 1 in the FIFA world ranking, thus indicating a close match against Italy who look at the Euro 2020 from number 7 in the FIFA world ranking.
Before going into the tournament Belgium were heavy favorites to win their group and it proved smooth sailing for the favorites. It was a bit of a headache for Belgium getting through the Round of 16, but they passed the test and still hope to relive the glory days of Euro 1980.
Before the tournament Italy were huge favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. They duly obliged but then faced a stern test against Austria, who put up a tough fight. They managed to end the Italian streak of not conceding before getting knocked out.
At least Italy now know they are able to deliver when things get tough.
Belgium vs Italy stats and analysis
Belgium have been in eminent form in the goal scoring depardement. Belgium banged in 37 goals in their previous 10 Euro 2020 qualifying internationals creating an average of 3.7 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 7 of these matches, conceding 3 goals which is an average of 0.3 per game.
Italy join the Euro 2020 with imposing stats in their previous 10 internationals. Italy pulled off 3.3 goals per game, scoring 33 times and conceded 4 which is an average of 0.4 per game. In 6 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
Belgium have been untouchable at the Euro 2020 brushing all resistance aside on their way to 3 wins in the group stages. Having been utterly dominant in the group stages, Belgium now look to reach the semifinals just like at the World Cup 2018.
Italy left nothing to chance as they won their group without dropping a single point in the three matches. Blazing through their group in style Italy look well primed here to book their spot in the semifinals. Belgium look like a formidable opponent though and the Italian dream of a first Euro title since 1968 could end here.
Stats and facts for Belgium and Italy.
- Belgium has won the last 14 matches in a row;
- Belgium has won the last 8 matches in a row at home;
- Belgium has won in the last 17 of 18 matches;
- Belgium has won in the last 11 of 12 matches at home.
- Italy has won the last 14 matches in a row;
- Italy has won the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Italy has won in the last 15 of 16 matches;
- Italy has won in the last 8 of 9 matches when playing away.
Lineup Belgium vs Italy
Form Belgium vs Italy
Belgium looking formidable.
Belgium look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last time out. In their last 3 matches, Belgium won 2-1 against Denmark, followed by a 2-0 win against Finland. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 win against Portugal.
Italy to continue fine goalscoring form.
Italy keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection. In their 3 latest outings, Italy claimed a 3-0 win against Switzerland and went on to a 1-0 win against Wales. Their latest game produced a 2-1 win against Austria.
Belgium v Italy Fixture History
On 13 June 2016 these two nations went head-to-head against each other in their most previous meeting, when Italy came out on top with a 2-0 scoreline. Italy enter the match against Belgium with a 3-0-1 record in their previous 4 meetings.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Belgium to win pays out at 3.30, the best prize for a draw is 3.00, while an away win for Italy returns you odds 2.30.
It is tempting to look at Romelu Lukaku as a possible marksman for Belgium, as he has provided the team with 4 goals in their previous 6 internationals.
Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Italy makes Matteo Pessina an obvious threat to any defence right now.