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Italy vs Spain preview

Kick off: Monday, 26 June @17:00 GMT

Venue: Stade de France (Paris)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Italy vs Spain 1-1 (2016 Friendly International)
Spain vs Italy 1-0 (2014 Friendly International)
Spain vs Italy 0-0 (2013 Confederations Cup)
Spain vs Italy 4-0 (Euro 2012)
Spain vs Italy 1-1 (Euro 2012)

Italy vs Spain Team News

Federico Bernardeschi has overcome his slight injury, but Antonio Candreva will definitely miss the game against Spain through injury. Coach Antonio Conte has no other selection worries ahead of Monday’s clash and he is likely to stick to the 3-5-2 formation. Graziano Pelle should keep his place in the starting line-up, alongside Eder. The likes of Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio both miss the tournament through injury.

Injured: Antonio Candreva (40/4)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Coach Vicente Del Bosque has a full squad to choose from ahead of the Italy game and he is likely to field the best possible side against the Azzurri. The experienced tactician should continue to rely on the likes of Nolito, Morata and Silva up front, with Iniesta, Busquets and Fabregas all likely to keep their places in the middle of the park. David De Gea failed to impress against Croatia, but he should start in goal.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in previous three meetings between the two teams
  • Italy failed to score in three of last four meetings with Spain
  • The Azzurri managed to keep four clean sheets in last five matches
  • Spain suffered only one loss in previous 15 games at the European Championship finals
  • La Roja crushed the Azzurri in the Euro 2012 final (4-0)

Italy vs Spain Prediction

Italy failed to impress against Republic of Ireland, but coach Antonio Conte rested his key players against the Boys in Green. Spain, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Croatia in their final group game and they are certainly eager to make amends for the loss. Italy suit Spain and seeing that Antonio Conte can’t count on Antonio Candreva for Monday’s showdown, I believe that there is a certain value in betting on the reigning champions.

Betting Tip: Spain to win

Odds: 2.15 (8/7) @BetVictor

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