With the one round of matches of the highly anticipated of this summer’s EURO 2020 already over, the Championships has already shaken off its early jittery football, providing us with some enthralling football moments, fantastic goals and enticing matches. In one of the second round group stage fixtures, we will be seeing group favourites Italy taking on Switzerland at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Here are our predictions for the Italy vs Switzerland match.
Italy vs Switzerland Match Details
Fixture: Italy vs Switzerland.
Date: 16th June(UTC, CET, BST), 17th June(IST)
Timings: 21:00 in CET, 19:00 UTC, 00:30 IST.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
Previous Meetings between Italy and Switzerland
In the fifty seven previous meetings between the two sides, Italy has a clear edge over the Swiss, winning twenty eight times and Switzerland managing only seven wins, remaining twenty times the match ending in a stalemate. When they last faced each other back in 2010, the match had ended in a 1-1 draw, with Inler and Quagliarella scoring one apiece for Switzerland and Italy respectively.
Italy vs Switzerland Predictions
Italy play their second match in this summer’s European Championships, having won comfortably against Turkey in their previous fixture, with a commanding scoreline of 3-0. Though the Azzurris looked rusty against the Turks in the first half, they quickly rose to the occasion in the second half and played with lot more determination, with their stalwarts Immobile and Insigne looking in good touch, scoring a goal each. The Italians, boasting a fine run of form will look to continue their winning streak as they can secure a berth in the knockouts with a win in this match, which would surely be at the back of their minds going into this fixture against Switzerland.
Switzerland, on the other hand, are coming into this match after managing only a measly draw in their previous match against Wales at the Baku Olympic Stadium, though dominating for most quarters of the match, which would’ve been a massive let down for them surely. Today, they face an uphill task as they encounter group favourites Italy, and would surely take a lot of determination and hard work if they are to manage a positive result from this match. However, with a talented and determined set of players at their disposal, the Swiss would be giving a tough fight to the Azzurris today, as they will be eyeing for a favourable outcome.
Who will win Italy vs Switzerland Match
Italy will definitely be starting as clear favourites against Switzerland today, owing to their brilliant run of form as they look forward to securing an early berth to the Round of 16s. With the quality they possess and their star players looking in good form, Italy are favourites to win all three points, with the home support an added bonus they will be receiving at Rome. However, expect plenty of grit and determined play from the Swiss players who would look to break on the counter given the chance. We are predicting a 2-0 win for the in form Azzurris but expect a great match with the Swiss not giving up without a fight.
Final Predicted Scoreline: Italy 2-0 Switzerland