Belgium vs Italy – Euros 2020 Preview

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Belgium vs Italy Betting Tips: Euro 2020 – 02.07.2021

Last updated: July 2, 2021 by Leon Marshal

Euro 2020 logo Belgium and Italy are set to battle it out in what is the most evenly-matched game of the Euros so far and we are expecting a tight, tense showdown. To help you make the most accurate bets, we’ve created this guide to provide you with betting tips, game details, news, lineups and more.

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The Belgium vs Italy match will be the second of the quarter-finals and airs on Friday, June 2 at 8 PM. The game will be played at Allianz Arena in Munich, so neither team will benefit from a home-game advantage. The stakes are high for this game, and the winner will head to the semi-finals.

Game details

Belgium
Italy

Kick-off:
Friday, 20:00

Venue:
Allianz Arena

Coverage:
BBC

Belgium Form:
WWWWW

Italy Form:
WWWWW

Last Meeting:
BEL 0 – 2 ITA

Competition:
UEFA Euro 2020

Belgium entered the Euros tournament as the favourites to win, and they haven’t let their fans down yet. The Belgians haven’t lost a single game, even managing to keep a clean sheet in three of the four matches. However, if the injured De Bruyne and Hazard are forced to miss the match, the team may struggle against Italy.

Italy too was expected to fare well this year, though the team has still managed to surprise with their precise and dominating performances. Like Belgium, Italy kept clean sheets in three of their games, though the team did appear to struggle against Austria in their round of 16 game.

Despite this, Italy is entering this round with fewer injuries so may have the advantage. For this reason, we expect Italy to narrowly defeat Belgium in this game. The bookmakers are divided on this one, which indicates that this is set to be a close game.

Team News

Belgium have won 11 of their previous 13 matches.

Belgium have won seven of their last eight Euros matches.

Italy have not been beaten in the last 25 matches.

Italy have defeated Belgium three out of their four major tournament matches.

Expected Line-Ups:

Belgium

Belgium (3-4-2-1):
Lukaka, Tielemans, Vanaken, Chadli, (Thorgan) Hazard, Witsel, Trossard, Vermaelen, Boyata, Denayer, Courtois

Subs:
Mignolet, Sels, Batshuayi, Benteke, Romelu, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Dendoncker, Meunier, Carrasco, Mertens, Doku

Injured:

Doubtful:
(Eden) Hazard, De Bruyne

Not available:

Italy

Italy (4-3-3):
Donnarumma, Toloi, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson, Pessina, Jorginho, Verratti, Immobile, Chiesa, Insigne

Subs:
Sirigu, Meret, Acerbi, Pellegrini, Sensi, Raspadori, Palmieri, Cristante, Spinazzola, Di Lorenzo, Locatelli, Barella, Belotti, Berardi, Bernardeschi

Injured:

Doubtful:
Chiellini, Florenzi

Not available:

Conclusion & Betting Tips

As we have mentioned, we predict a narrow Italy win and suggest a moneyline bet on this outcome. Both teams have performed beautifully over the last year, though Italy has a much stronger record of remaining unbeaten. Belgium may also be down two of its top goal-scorers due to injury.

Our final score prediction is 2-1 to Italy. For this reason, we would suggest a bet on both teams to score. While both teams kept clean sheets for three of their Euros games so far, this pair-up is a lot more evenly matched than previous games.

Both teams have displayed expertise in defence and attack, and we would bet on over 2.5 goals being scored. Four of the last six pair-ups between the two resulted in more than 2.5 goals scored, as did five of Italy’s last six games.

As we have mentioned, the stakes for this game are extremely high, and even a draw could be enough to have Italy qualify to continue through to the semi-finals. If this is the case, we would suggest a futures bet on Italy’s victory in the tournament. To make our suggested bets and more, we suggest the following top UK bookie.

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