Italy will take on England in the ultimate final of the UEFA Euro 2020 on 11th July/ 12th July (India) at Wembley Stadium. England are playing in their first major event final in 55 years, whereas Italy last held the title 53 years back.
Italy vs England Team Preview
At Euro 2020, Italy overcame expectations and performed admirably this year. The Azzurri are now on an unparalleled undefeated record and are the only side at Euro 2020 to have won all of their matches.
Italy are now on a 33-game undefeated streak, which includes a near-perfect group stage performance at UEFA Euro 2020, when they breezed past Turkey, Switzerland, and Wales before being pushed to the limit by Austria in the Round of 16, and a quarter-final match against Belgium. In the semi-final, they were nearly beaten off of the park by Spain, but their steely grit led to a penalty shootout victory, putting them in position to win a major event for the first time since 2006.
England began slowly in the group phase but improved in the knockout rounds, outplaying Germany and Ukraine in the Round of 16 and quarter-final games, respectively, although their extra-time triumph against Denmark in the semi-final was a bit of a whim. Despite the fact that England has played the bulk of their games at home and the odd UEFA favoritism conspiracy idea, there is no denying that they have been a good team and are worthy of their place in the finals.
The road to this point has been long and winding for England. The Three Lions have had to wait a total of 55 years to reach the finals of a major international competition.
ITA VS ENG: Head to Head
Italy and England have met each other on 30 occasions with Italy leading the records winning 11 to England’s 8 victories. The two sides last encountered in 2018 in which the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Match Name: Italy vs England
Date: 11th July/ 12th July (India)
Timings: 8:00 pm BST/ 12:30 am IST
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Squads to choose from
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi, Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti, Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori
Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Ben Chilwell, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Ben White, Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling
Probable Playing XI
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Emerson Palmieri, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo; Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Nicolo Barella; Federico Chiesa, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile
Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Luke Shaw; Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips; Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane
Italy: Jorginho, Lorenzo Insigne, Nicolo Barella
England: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Luke Shaw
Jordan Pickford, Leonardo Bonucci, Emerson Palmieri, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Nicolo Barella, Jorginho (C), Lorenzo Insigne, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling (VC), Harry Kane
The match between Italy and England is expected to be a close and nail-biting one as both the teams have a strong lineup. England, however, have a slight edge over Italy considering that they are playing at the home ground.
The aforementioned ITA vs ENG Euro 2020 Dream 11 Prediction, ITA vs ENG Euro 2020 Final Prediction, ITA vs ENG Euro 2020 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.