Italy vs Switzerland Odds & Prediction


Italy vs Switzerland

Italy’s Ciro Immobile shoots on goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Turkey and Italy at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Ettore Ferrari/Pool via AP)

  • Italy enters its second game at Euro 2020 on Wednesday, June 16, looking to make it 10 wins in a row for just the second time in team history
  • Following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Wales, Switzerland aims to win just its third European Championship finals game
  • Read on for betting odds, full preview and a best bet for this Group A fixture

While Italy’s 3-0 victory over Turkey last Friday was the perfect way to kick off its Euro 2020 campaign, it also ensured a continuation of the country’s own run of perfection – Roberto Mancini’s team has now scored 28 goals and conceded none in their last nine games, all of which were victories.

And now the Azzurri, fresh off their biggest-ever victory at a European Championship finals, have a chance to wrap up early qualification from Group A with a win in Wednesday’s game against Switzerland.

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The Swiss didn’t start off quite so brightly, being forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Wales, but the 2016 quarter-finalists have been beaten just once in their past 15 European Championship matches, and should prove a tougher test for Italy than Turkey proved.

Italy vs Switzerland Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Italy vs Switzerland ITA -1.5 (+175) | SWI +1.5  (-210) ITA -180 | SWI +550
DRAW +300
Ov 2.5 (+123) | Un 2.5 (-150)

Odds as of June 14 at DraftKings

Italian Domination

These European neighbours have played each other on 58 occasions, but none in the past ten years since the pair drew 1-1 in 2010.

Italy has dominated the rivalry, however, winning 28 of those contests and losing just eight. The Azzurri are currently on an eight-game unbeaten run against the Swiss, having won four and drawn four since Switzerland beat them at home during qualifying for the 1994 World Cup. Italy’s last win in the series came all the way back in 2003, however, in a 2-1 victory.

Wednesday’s match will also be the third time the two teams have met in a finals tournament. Italy bested its neighbor 3-0 at the 1962 World Cup, while Switzerland recorded a pair of wins while hosting the World Cup in 1954.

Capital Confidence

While the comfortable win over Turkey should give Italy all the confidence it should need going into this match, the venue for this fixture should give it a further boost of optimism.

Italy is unbeaten in Rome’s Olympic Stadium in European Championship and World Cup matches, boasting a proud record of nine wins and just two draws in 11 games.

In all matches, Italy has a better-than-decent record of 36 wins, 18 draws and just six losses in Rome; however, three of those defeats have come in its last seven matches there.

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Mancini the Man With a Plan

Having taken over an Italy team at its lowest ebb – after failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years – Mancini took over and has had the desired effect. His squad is now unbeaten in 28 consecutive internationals, winning 23 and drawing five, since it lost narrowly to Portugal in September, 2018.

The former Sampdoria skipper has also restored the defensive solidity that has long been Italy’s hallmark, with the team rattling off nine consecutive clean sheets in its last nine games.

And with a strike force in the shape of Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, Mancini has found a cutting edge to his attack, with both getting off the mark in the team’s first game. And Immobile has become something of a good-luck charm, too, with Italy boasting a perfect 12 wins in the 12 games in which the Lazio forward finds the net at least once.

Italy vs Switzerland Key Stats

10-0-0 (1st in Group J) Record in Euro Qualifying 5-1-2 (1st in Group D)
37 Goals For 19
4 Goals Against 6
WWWWW Form in Last Five Matches DWWWW

Swiss Solidity

Though Switzerland is some way off Italy’s impressive run of form, it is hardly a slouch itself, having gone eight games unbeaten, which included a run of six straight wins that was brought to an end by last Saturday’s draw with Wales.

Vladimir Petkovic’s team also boasts an impressive recent record at the European Championship, having lost just once in its last 15 games in the competition, a 1-0 defeat in Denmark back in October, 2019. The team was unbeaten in four games at Euro 2016, and is now unbeaten in its last six finals games in the competition, drawing the last four.

While Italy’s home record at Rome is somewhat imperious, Switzerland is one of the few sides to have prospered in the Eternal City. In four matches against Italy there, the Swiss have lost three times and won once, although that came in Italy’s first game after conquering the footballing world at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Best Bet: Italy -1.5 (+175)

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