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Spain vs Italy

Spain-vs-Italy-euro2024Thursday night presents us with the most mouthwatering tie of Euro 2024 yet, as Spain takes on Italy at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Spain had a tricky-looking opener against Croatia that, on paper, should have been a close encounter. It didn’t transpire that way, though, and Spain looked super impressive as they cruised to a 3-0 victory. They did have a scare after conceding a penalty, but that was brilliantly saved by Unai Simon and the rebound goal was ruled out for encroachment. Also, Spain was in total control, just as they liked it.

Italy had a scare in their opener against Albania, going behind just seconds after the kick-off. They showed great character to get back into the game and eventually turned it around to win 2-1 and get 3 vital points. That does allow them some margin for error here, but a win would all but guarantee progression to the knockouts, so there’s plenty on the line. Alessandro Bastoni could be key to Italy’s chances in this one. The towering defender is lethal in the air and that can be used to exploit Spain on set pieces. They’ll back their defence to see it out if they go ahead.

The bookies have Spain as the favourites, but the odds suggest that it won’t be easy. There’s going to be some fantastic talent on show, especially in the attacking thirds, and both teams are expected to find the net. Regarding winning the game, our vote goes to Spain, so we suggest backing them in the match result and both teams to score market. The last two meetings between these have seen Spain win 2-1, so we’re going with the history here and suggesting that for the correct score.

Check the table with our top picks below:

Spain vs Italy (Thursday, 20 June 20:00)
⚽ 1 27/25 @Donbet
⚽ BTTS 47/50 @Mystake
⚽Over 2.5 6/5 @Royal Fortune

Finally, do not skip checking our predictions for the rest of Thursday’s matches: Slovenia vs Serbia and Denmark vs England.