All the knock out matches are done and dusted and we now we enter the final match of the Euro 2020. Italy and England face off at Wembley on Sunday to decide the winner of the European Championship.
Italy brought a ranking of number 7 in the FIFA world charts to the table, sitting fairly close to England who came here with a ranking of number 4.
Italy had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages. After a slight wobble against Austria they celebrated an impressive win against Belgium in the quarterfinals. After overcoming a former Nemesis in the shape of Spain in the semifinals, fans are beginning to seriously comtemplate a first Euro title for Italy since 1968.
England were named among the top favorites for the title at the Euro 2020, and their efforts so far have not let their reputation down.
Booking a first place in the group at the Euro 2020 proved a little more exciting than England would have hoped. They came through though and have since only gotten better. Conceding only once from a direct freekick proves what a tight defence they have on display. With Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling teaming up for goals they now enter the final as favorite for the title.
Italy vs England stats and analysis
Italy have been in eminent form in the goal scoring depardement. Italy banged in 35 goals in their previous 10 internationals creating an average of 3.5 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 6 of these matches, conceding 6 goals which is an average of 0.6 per game.
England joined the Euro 2020 with imposing stats in their previous 10 internationals. England pulled off 2.8 goals per game, scoring 28 times and conceded 3 which is an average of 0.3 per game. In 8 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
Italy have been untouchable at the Euro 2020 brushing all resistance aside on their way to 3 wins in the group stages. Italy have built on early form to secure a deserved place in the finals, even coming through a nerve wracking penalty shoot-out in the semis.
England got through the group stages without impressing but nevertheless claimed first place. They have been able to shuffle their side well enough to have only improved from match to match. Is football finally coming home as the song claims?
Stats and facts for Italy and England.
- Italy has won the last 16 matches in a row;
- Italy has won the last 10 matches in a row at home;
- Italy has won in the last 17 of 18 matches;
- Italy has won in the last 14 of 15 matches at home.
- England has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- England unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- England has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- England has won in the last 8 of 9 matches.
Lineup Italy vs England
Form Italy vs England
Italy continue to collect points.
Italy look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches, Italy won 2-1 against Austria following a goalless draw in regular time. They went on to win 2-1 against Belgium, before taking out Spain in a penalty shoot-out. The score read 1-1 after 120 minutes of football before Spain finally gave in.
England on a roll.
England will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, England earned a 2-0 win over Germany, followed by a 4-0 win against Ukraine. Their most recent match brought a 2-1 win against Denmark, but only after extra time as regular time witnessed a 1-1 draw with Denmark taking the lead.
Italy v England Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, on 27 March 2018, both came away unscathed following a 1-1 draw.
Italy go into their upcoming match against England with a 4-2-1 record in recent meetings in the European Championship.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Italy will pay out at 2.90, as bookies predict Italy are in with a 34% chance of beating England. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 2.90 on offer, while an away win for England pays out at 2.63.
Italy will hoping Lorenzo Insigne can find the back of the net once again. He is on 2 goals in their last 6 internationals and Italy need him to shine.
It is tempting to look for Harry Kane to shine once again for England, as he has been their most profilic marksman 4 goals in their previous 6 internationals.