Italy and Spain Favorites in Friday Euro 2020 QuarterfinalsPublished July 2, 2021 by Florin P
Belgium takes on Italy in the first Euro 2020 quarterfinal, while Spain and Switzerland lock horns in the second match of the day.
The Euro 2020 playoffs continue with the quarterfinals, which are scheduled for Friday evening. The first match will pit Belgium versus Italy, in the most anticipated game of this stage. Hours later, Spain and Switzerland will try to replicate their high-scoring performance from the previous round. Spain has a clear advantage in that fixture, but the Swiss have already caused the untimely elimination of France.
Belgium Pins its Hopes on Lukaku ahead of Italy Clash
Belgium was one of the main favorites at the start of the tournament and the country continues to rate hike in the preferences of bookmakers. Punters who bet on them to cause an upset and eliminate Italy will be paid at odds of 33/10. They have multiple options up front, but Lukaku remains their most dangerous striker for this fixture. He is fit to play and will feature up front where he represents a serious threat.
Italy is the hottest team at the Euro 2020 and the one that has conceded the fewest goals so far. The most recent performance against Austria was disappointing on many levels, but they expect to recover after the shock. Odds of 7/5 offered by bet365 Sports aren’t particularly high ahead of this highly contested match. The game is likely to produce few goals, as pressure is tremendous on the shoulders of both teams.
Spain and Switzerland Prepare for Explosive Quarterfinal
Spain was the verge of elimination after squandering a two-goal advantage over Croatia in the previous round. The former world and European champions regained their composure in overtime to score 2 unanswered goals and qualify for the quarterfinals. They will need to play much better against the Swiss to convert the odds of 2/3 offered by 888 Sport on them to win.
Switzerland will try to replicate the performance over France, in a match where they had to return after a two-goal deficit. Odds of 9/2 are particularly tempting, given the fact that this is a team in excellent form with no injured or suspended players. Past performance favors Spain who won four out of five games, but much has changed a bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored at even odds is quite tempting
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 1 at 11 A.M. UK time.