Italy vs Spain Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Great football match on Monday evening at Stade de France in Paris. One of the most awaited matches, Italy vs Spain, match that everybody hoped for to watch in finals, will however occur in the first knockout round after group stage. Both teams came to this stage with six points after group stage, only Italy came as a winner of the group E while Spain came as second placed team in Group D.
Azzurri were surprisingly defeated in their last group match against Ireland which was a shock for the team, however they are all very experienced players and in this match they will enter fully ready not thinking about that match. Spain on the other side also lost in their last group stage match and as well as Italians they will enter this match fully focused and eager to win and proceed to the finals and defending the title. Much better rated by almost all major bookmakers, Spain will stand for the favorite in this match but for sure they won’t have an easy job. Italy is also very good rated and in case they go ahead, Spain will have serious problem to get back in the match. As both teams stand for favorites to win EURO 2016, we expect to see very good football but with most of the action at the midfield.
Neither of two teams will risk too much attacking and both will be more focused on defense waiting for a chance to score after a counterattack. When it comes to their mutual encounters, two teams played draw in their last match earlier this year and overall statistics goes slightly in favor of Spain. Italy vs Spain is definitely match you don’t want to miss to place bet on. Read our betting preview and make right decision with our football prediction and betting tips.
Italy coach Antonio Conte said: "We have a great deal of respect for Spain. They are one of the best teams in the world and among the favourites to win UEFA EURO 2016. We're not going to be sacrificial lambs. It is up to Spain to prove they are better than us"
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said: "In the last European Championship, our first game was against Italy. They were better than us, but we drew and then we ended up beating none other than Italy in the final."
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Italy do not have many missing players for this match. Antonio Candreva is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for this game with Spain. Italy have many players with one yellow card, but it is very important match and all of them will play aggressive football for sure.
On the other side Spain do not have missing players for the match. All players are fully fit and they will play offensive football from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; De Rossi, Florenzi, Parolo, Giaccherini, Darmian, Pelle, Eder
Spain: De Gea; Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Fabregas, Iniesta, Silva, Nolito, Morata
Italy: Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Alessandro Florenzi
Spain: Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, David Silva
Italy vs Spain Prediction
What a great match between Italy and Spain to place bet on and earn some money on Monday evening. Even though Italy may showed much more in the group stage then Spain, Spanish team still stands for the favorite. Unlike Italy who were changing tactics for each match, Spain played all matches in the same way. They were dominating in ball possession and controlled the ball in the midfield. However some serious faults have been spotted in their play in the match against Croatia, and that can be Italy’s chance to win this match. After calculated beginning and testing, we expect to see more open match in the second half with many scoring chances and probably goals on both sides. Spain are favorites to win this match and correct score could be 1-2.
However our prediction and betting tips for match Italy vs Spain Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect to see scoring for both teams in second half time and it is our second betting pick. Place your bet at 888Sport with pick Both to score in second half time and earn really big cash. Spain are closer to win this game and if you really want to take a risk our advise is Spain to win and Both to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.