England vs Italy prediction

England

England

Italy

Italy

  • Date: 11.06.2022  
  • Competition: UEFA Nations League
  • KO: 20:45
  • Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)

An intriguing UEFA Nations League contest takes place at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton on Saturday as England takes on Italy in League A, Group 3.

Betting tips England vs Italy

In a rematch of the Euro 2020 Final, both nations come into this big fixture having struggled somewhat in recent outings with England suffering a surprise loss in Hungary and Italy beaten heavily by Argentina in the recently held Finalisima. 

Still, both nations have since regrouped with both claiming 1:1 draws with Germany while Italy edged past Hungary on Tuesday for just their 2nd win in 7 matches. 

However, the Italians have several injury problems coming into this fixture and as such, are rated as big underdogs at 4.75 odds to claim the victory.

While neither side is anywhere near top form, a competitive contest should still be expected and we like the chances of both sides scoring with both nations struggling defensively in recent fixtures.

Italy comes into this match having kept a clean sheet in just 1 of their last 9 matches (6 of those matches saw BTTS) while England have managed just 1 clean sheet in their last 4 outings.

Indeed, historically, this fixture has delivered in the goal market with each of the last 5 meetings since 2012 seeing BTTS with each of the last 3 fixtures finishing as a 1:1 draw. It should also be noted that England have won just 1 of their last 9 matches against Italy, that coming in a friendly match back in 2012.

With rotation again expected to play a factor, team news could prove vital in this contest and while we might not see a high scoring, all-action affair both sides have the quality to breach their opposing defences.

Ultimately, given their history in this fixture, it would hardly be surprising to see the spoils shared but with Italy having so many injury issues, England could edge their way to an important 3 points.

Final score 2:1

England vs Italy Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. England

    1 : 1

    Italy

  2. Italy

    1 : 1

    England

  3. England

    1 : 2

    Italy

  4. England

    2 : 1

    Italy

Last matches of England

  1. England

    3 : 0

    Ivory Coast

    WC Qualification Europe

  2. England

    2 : 1

    Switzerland

    WC Qualification Europe

  3. San Marino

    0 : 10

    England

    WC Qualification Europe

  4. England

    5 : 0

    Albania

    WC Qualification Europe

  5. England

    1 : 1

    Hungary

    WC Qualification Europe

Last matches of Italy

  1. Turkey

    2 : 3

    Italy

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Italy

    0 : 1

    North Macedonia

    UEFA Nations League

  3. Northern Ireland

    0 : 0

    Italy

    UEFA Nations League

  4. Italy

    1 : 1

    Switzerland

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Italy

    0 : 0

    Spain

    UEFA Nations League

England

England Team News

James Justin, Phil Foden and Kalvin Phillips are both expected to miss out for England however Jack Grealish is expected to start following his impressive cameo appearance in the midweek draw against Germany. 

Italy

Italy Team News

Roberto Mancini has several players missing from his original squad with Domenico Berardi, Moise Kean, Mattia Zaccagni, Nicolò Zaniolo and Andrea Pinamonti all unavailable for selection. 

Leonardo BonuccI is expected to come back into the starting lineup having had a watching brief for the win against Hungary on Tuesday.

England vs Italy Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

England vs Italy Predicted Lineup

J. Pickford

K. Walker

H. Maguire

J. Stones

K. Trippier

M. Mount

K. Phillips

D. Rice

R. Sterling

H. Kane

J. Grealish

G. Donnarumma

L. Spinazzola

A. Bastoni

L Bonucci

A. Florenzi

S. Tonali

Jorginho

N. Barella

G. Raspadori

M Politano

L. Insigne

Key Facts England vs Italy

  • Each of the last 5 meetings between these nations saw BTTS
  • Each of the last 3 meetings also finished as a 1:1 dra
  • 5 of the last 9 meetings finished as a draw
  • Italy have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 9 matches
  • 6 of those matches saw BTTS
  • England have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 4 matches
  • England have won just 1 of their last 9 matches against Italy
  • Italy have won only 3 of their last 11 matches

Main prediction England - Italy

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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England vs Italy - FAQ

? England Player to Watch
Harry Kane - Kane scored his 50th international goal in the draw with Germany and is now only 3 goals short of joining Wayne Rooney as his country's all-time leading goalscorer.
? Italy Player to Watch
Nicolo Barella - The inter midfielder has performed well in recent outings and will prove vital to Italian chances in this contest. The 25-year old has scored 8 goals in 38 appearances for gli Azzurri.
? Where to watch?
This UEFA Nations League match can be viewed live on Channel 4 .