UEFA EURO 2020 Semifinal: Italy vs. SpainPublished July 6, 2021 by Sol FH
A classic battle between Italy vs. Spain is a dream Semi-final that kicks off tonight at 20:00 GMT.
If history is a predictor of who the favorite in this amazing semi-final match will be, Spain has the advantage. Italy has only been able to beat the Spaniards twice in their last 14 meetings across all competitions, with 7 draws and 5 losses. The two wins came in one friendly match in 2011 and more recently, a big 2-0 win in the 2016 Euro Championships in the round of 16.
The matches between Italy and Spain are quite common across global competitions. They have met nine times across all Euro/World Cup competitions and Italy actually has the advantage here with 4-wins and 4-draws, while Spain has only one. Tonight's match will make this fixture the most played among all European nations.
Italy has definitely had more success in reaching the semifinal stage of major tournaments, with this being their 12th semi-final. Only Germany has more, with 20. Italy is also the only team in this tournament to remain lossless, which is only the second time in a tournament that they have won so many matches.
Either way, the winner of tonight's match will face the winner of England vs. Denmark semi-final tomorrow night.
Italy received some bad news in their quarterfinal against Belgium after witnessing left-back Leonardo Spinazzola – one of their best players in the tournament so far, rupture his Achilles He will miss the rest of the Euro and probably remain sidelined for some time.
Spain will likely be without Pablo Sarabia in their frontline, but other than that they are looking healthy.
Euro Semifinal Odds
At bet365 Sports, Italy is the favorite to win at 2.40. Spain is not too far behind at 3.10 and a draw is at 3.25. All indicators suggest that we are in for an incredible game, and, tomorrow night it will be exciting to find out who will make up the Euro 2021 Final.