Italy and Switzerland kicks off their match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for a game in the 2nd round of the Euro group stages. Italy arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 7 in the FIFA world ranking, thus indicating a close match against Switzerland who look at the Euro 2020 from number 13 in the FIFA world ranking.
Before their first match at the tournament Italy were heavy favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. Italy had few problems smashing their way to a highly impressive 10 wins from 10 in qualifying and they are expected to go far at the Euro 2020. Not least after destroying Turkey in the group premiere on Friday in which the Italians side impressed immensely.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group after the first round of matches, but Switzerland pose a threat to most opponents. Switzerland claimed top spot in qualifying for the Euro 2020 through a convincing campaign. They could do well and the tournament but face a huge task from the home side here.
Italy vs Switzerland stats and analysis
Italy get their Euro 2020 going with fantastic stats from their previous 10 internationals. They averaged 3.8 goals per game, scoring 38 times and conceded a meagre 4 goals. That makes an average of 0.4 per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in 6 of the matches.
Switzerland continue their Euro 2020 campaign with decent stats from their last 10 internationals. The alp-nation hit the target 2.4 times on average per match, banging in 24 goals whilst conceding a total of 12 goals, creating an average of 1.2 per match, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
As openers at a big tournament go, Italy could hardly have wished for a better start to their campaign than taking a 3-0 win. They will come roaring into their upcoming match with lots of confidence.
Switzerland salvaged a point in their first encounter at the Euro 2020 which at least was better than losing. At least one point here is probably needed to make the next round.
Stats and facts for Italy and Switzerland.
- Italy has won the last 11 matches in a row;
- Italy has won the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Italy has won in the last 12 of 13 matches;
- Italy has won in the last 10 of 11 matches at home.
- Switzerland unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Switzerland scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Switzerland's last 5 of 7 matches.
Lineup Italy vs Switzerland
Form Italy vs Switzerland
Italy to continue fine goalscoring form.
Italy look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. In their 3 latest outings Italy claimed a 7-0 win against San Marino and went on to a 4-0 win against Czech Republic. Their latest game produced a 3-0 win against Turkey.
Switzerland tough to break down.
Switzerland have been brushing most resistance though they failed to keep momentum going in their first match at the Euro 2020. In their last 3 matches, Switzerland claimed a 2-1 win against USA, followed by a 7-0 win against Liechtenstein. Their most recent match brought a 1-1 draw against Wales.
Italy v Switzerland Fixture History
The pair of them last met in a contest on 5 June 2010 when both were able to withdrew with a point in a 1-1 draw. Italy face up to Switzerland with a 1-3-0 history in various recent meetings across all competitions or friendlies.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies Italy are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.60 as bookies predict Italy to have a 63% chance of beating Switzerland. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.60 on offer, while an away win for Switzerland pays out at 6.00.
Ciro Immobile arrived at the Euro 2020 in fine form and opened his tally here with a goal against Turkey. Scoring 4 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Switzerland makes Mario Gavranovic, who will be hoping for a place in the starting 11 after coming on as a late substitute in the first match.