Italy vs Switzerland: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Italy can effectively put one foot in the Euro 2020 knockout rounds when they face Switzerland in Rome on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).
The Azzurri made a wonderful start to their Euros campaign with a 3-0 thrashing of Turkey in the tournament’s opening match. Goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne — as well as a Merih Demiral own-goal — put the cherry on top of a fine performance from Roberto Mancini’s men and another victory here could seal their spot in the round-of-16 depending on the outcome of Turkey vs Wales.
But Switzerland bring a side laced with Bundesliga stars to the Stadio Olimpico and will certainly offer Italy a real test of their credentials. Vladimir Petkovic’s side dominated Wales in their opening match and will be frustrated at only leaving Baku with a single point after Danny Ward put in an inspired performance between the Welsh sticks. Italy are obvious favourites, but Switzerland could blow this group wide open with an unexpected victory.
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There have been under 2.5 goals scored in the last three meetings between Italy and Switzerland.
Italy are enjoying a run of nine consecutive clean sheets — their longest run since keeping 10 in a row between November 1989 and June 1990. They’re also 28 games unbeaten across all competitions.
Italy’s 3-0 win over Turkey is the biggest margin of victory at an opening match in European Championships history.
Xherdan Shaqiri has scored or assisted 50% of Switzerland’s major tournament goals since 2014, netting five and laying on three of the nation’s 16 strikes in that time.
The Swiss are currently on a nine-game unbeaten run which includes draws against Germany and Spain.
Italy vs Switzerland: Corner Stats
With both sides dominating their opening matches, it’s unsurprising to see that Italy (8) and Switzerland (12) won a combined 20 corners against Turkey and Wales, respectively. Italy only conceded two, while Switzerland allowed four corners.
Italy vs Switzerland: Cards Stats
Italy avoided picking up any cards against Turkey, but Switzerland saw Kevin Mbabu and Fabian Schar both go into the book.
Italy vs Switzerland: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Italy 2-0 Switzerland
Italy vs Switzerland: Odds
Italy vs Switzerland: Head to Head
05 June 2010 – Switzerland 1-1 Italy – International friendly
12 August 2009 – Switzerland 0-0 – International friendly
31 May 2006 – Switzerland 1-1 Italy – International friendly
30 April 2003 – Switzerland 1-2 Italy – International friendly
09 June 1999 – Switzerland 0-0 Italy – European Championship qualifying
Four of the last five meetings between Italy and Switzerland have ended in a draw, though they haven’t faced each other since June 2010. Italy have only lost seven of their 57 games against the Swiss, last doing so in May 1993.