Italy Faces England in the Euro 2020 Final on SundayPublished July 11, 2021 by Florin P
Italy starts with the first chance in the Euro 2020 Final against England in the match scheduled for Sunday, July 11 at 8 P.M UK time.
The most important tournament of the year for European football fans is scheduled for Sunday evening at 8 PM UK time. England will have home pitch advantage in the Euro 2020 final, and the match will be played at Wembley Stadium. The hosts have the chance of winning a major trophy after more than half a century, while this final is also a great opportunity for Italy to restore his former glory.
Italy is Undefeated in 33 Matches
The Italians are entitled to be confident ahead of this fixture, as they ride an incredible invincible run. The last time they lost a match happened back in 2018 when they suffered a narrow margin defeat at the hands of Portugal. Since then, Italy hasn’t lost a single match and won the vast majority of the 33 games played. Their performance at Euro 2020 was almost flawless, with back-to-back victories until the low scoring draw against Spain. They managed to keep their cool and win the semifinal of penalties.
Italy has a fantastic midfield and offensive players capable of stunning England on the counterattack. At the same time, the Italians defend effectively and are experts at protecting narrow margin leads. There are no players missing ahead of this fixture, except for Spinazzola who suffered an injury in the match against Belgium. Not having home pitch advantage won’t be a deterrent for the multiple world and European champions and 888 Sport offers odds of 9/5 on them to win in regular time, which is excellent value.
A Golden Opportunity for England
The stars have finally aligned to present England with an exceptional opportunity of returning to relevance. Having home pitch advantage in a European Championship final will give them an important edge ahead of this fixture. They have never won the most important trophy on the old continent and are priced at 9/5 by bet365 Sports to succeed on Sunday. Throughout the tournament, the English team has performed well at both ends, with few goals allowed and many scored.
They dominated most of the semifinal against Denmark but the match felt like a struggle in the last half of extra time. The willingness to delay the game to defend a narrow lead was at some point harrowing, but got the job done. Against Italy, they will need to play even better and might find themselves trailing after the first half. So far, England was not forced to come from behind and we expect them to struggle if the Italians scored first. At the end of the day, home pitch advantage might not be enough for England to win.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 8 at 5 A.M. UK time.