Italy head into their match with Wales on Sunday. This is their third and final match in their group stage at the Euro 2020 and scene of the action is Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Italy bring a ranking of number 7 in the FIFA world charts to the table, sitting fairly close to Wales who come here with a ranking of number 17.
Italy came into the tournament highly favored to top their group and they have not let anyone down so far with convincing performances. Italy had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and they are expected to go deep at the Euro 2020.
An early exit for Wales at the Euro 2020 were the common expectations, but they have proved a surprise package and are on the brink of reaching the next round. They won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups, however Wales had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggests a good run is not beyond them.
Italy vs Wales 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 4 goals which is an average of 0.4 per game.
Wales do not hold a reputation of being a high scoring team. Wales only found the back of the net 13 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of just 1.3 goals per game. However, they were very solid in defence with 7 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.7 per game. Strangely enough they managed just 4 clean sheets in of these matches.
Italy head into their final group match at the Euro 2020 in red-hot form after winning both their first encounters. Do they now aim to keep momentum going or take the backseat with qualification to the next round secure?
Going into the last match of the group round with 4 points have Wales aiming for at least another point to go through without defeat. No doubt a massive boost before an upcoming task.
Stats and facts for Italy and Wales.
- Italy has won the last 12 matches in a row;
- Italy has won the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Italy has won in the last 13 of 14 matches;
- Italy has won in the last 11 of 12 matches at home.
- Wales unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Wales scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Wales's last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Wales's last 6 matches in the row.
Lineup Italy vs Wales
Form Italy vs Wales
Italy continue to sparkle.
Italy look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. In the previous 3 matches Italy destroyed Czech Republic by 4 goals before handing out a 3-0 dropping to Turkey. Their most recent task handed Italy a 3-0 win against Switzerland.
Wales tough to break down.
Wales look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Looking back at the last 3 matches Wales split the points in a 0-0 draw against Albania before playing out a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. Their most recent task handed Wales a 2-0 win against Turkey.
Italy v Wales Fixture History
On 6 September 2003 these two nations went head-to-head against each other in their most previous meeting, when Italy came out on top with a 4-0 scoreline. Italy managed to win 50%, while Wales took home 50% of their last 2 encounters in various competitions or friendlies resulting in a total of 1-0-1 history.
Full Time Betting
According to bookmakers Italy have a 69% chance of beating Wales. That equals odds of 1.44 on Italy to win, while the draw sits at 3.90. Placing a bet on the away win for Wales returns you odds 8.50.
Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Italy makes Ciro Immobile a player every opponent will have marked as one to keep an eye on. Wales are banking on Kieffer Moore to bring his A-game to the table as he has has been on target 2 times in 6 recent internationals.