England vs Italy: EURO 2020 FINAL prediction is a mouthwatering debate right about now. With the English hoping to win their first major tournament since 1966, they face the Italians on Sunday at Webmbly.
Discussing their chances of winning this trophy has become a huge topic across the soccer-sphere as fans feel there is more than enough pressure on Gareth Southgate’s squad. The Three lions would have to defeat a rather impressive Azzurri side that have grown to be the favourite considering performances thus far.
Roberto Mancini’s men came through in the semi-final penalty shootout against Spain and eliminated Belgium in the quarter-finals.
As for England, last night’s win over Denmark was nail biting. They were the better team but the Danish side had a game plan and it seemed to work. Harry Kane’s extra-time goal against Denmark in the semis after Simon Kjaer’s own goal had cancelled out Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick.
So far they progressed through the tournament defeating Ukraine in Rome, Germany at Wembley and victories over Croatia and the Czech Republic that secured top spot in Group D. Can they get past the Italian side with 33 matches unbeaten. Their last defeat came all the way back in September 2018.
England have won only one of the last eight meetings with Italy.
That was a 2-1 friendly win in Switzerland after Daniele De Rossi had earlier cancelled out Phil Jagielka’s header before Jermain Defoe scored.
England vs Italy: EURO 2020 FINAL prediction statistics:
England wins: 8
Italy wins: 11
When is the Euro 2020 Final?
Sunday, July 11, at 3 p.m. ET
Where is the Euro 2020 Final?
Wembley Stadium in London, England
England are undefeated in 15 of their last 17 games at Wembley Stadium in all competitions (D1 L1), scoring 46 goals and conceding just five.
The last five games between Italy and England:
Friendly 2017-18 – England 1-1 Italy: Vardy (ENG), Insigne (ITA)
Friendly 2014-15 – Italy 1-1 England: Pellè (ITA), Townsend (ENG)
World Cup 2014 – England 1-2 Italy: Sturridge (ENG), Marchisio and Balotelli (ITA)
Friendly 2012-13 – Italy 1-2 England: De Rossi (ITA), Jagielka and Defoe (ENG)
EURO 2012 – England 0-0 (2-4 on pens) Italy
We predict Italy will win judging from the stats and this Euro 2020 performances. This is also a home soil game for England and its their first major tournament in a very very long time.
Score prediction 1-1 (With Italy winning on penalties)