Italy vs. Switzerland – European Championship, June 16, 2021
Italy extended their outrageous winning streak to 28 matches with an easy 3-0 win over Turkey on the opening night of Euro 2020. Next up, Roberto Mancini’s men face Switzerland in Rome this Wednesday, June 16.
Although the Swiss dominated large spells of their tournament opener, they were eventually held to a 1-1 draw by Wales. Can the Red Crosses upset the odds at Stadio Olimpico?
After looking at the odds and analyzing both sides, I will share my Italy vs. Switzerland prediction and betting pick.
Italy vs. Switzerland Odds
As expected, 10bet views Italy as the overwhelming favorite to claim all three points on Wednesday. The Azzurri are on a seemingly unstoppable run at the moment and look set to maintain their dominance.
Having said that, the tasty odds for both the draw and Switzerland win cannot be ignored. Tournament soccer invariably dishes up surprises, so we need to look at the team closer before settling on a prediction for Italy vs. Switzerland.
Italy Team News and Analysis
It took a little while for the Italians to find their feet against Turkey – 53 minutes, to be exact. But when Merih Demiral’s own goal broke the deadlock in the Euro 2020 curtain-raiser, the floodgates opened.
Goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne capped off a commanding 3-0 victory for the hosts. They chalked up 24 shots (eight on target) last time out, while Turkey failed to register a single attempt on target.
Not only have Mancini’s men scored a whopping 28 goals across their last nine matches (averaging just over three goals per game), but they have also achieved nine consecutive shutouts.
Immobile is among the bookmakers’ frontrunners to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot. If the Lazio striker can pick up where he left off against Turkey, he will surely enhance his chances of finishing as the tournament’s top scorer.
Switzerland Team News and Analysis
Vladimir Petkovic’s men enjoyed 65% possession against Wales and controlled a big portion of their first Euro 2020 game. However, they only managed to come away with a point.
When Breel Embolo gave his side the lead just after half-time, it looked as though Switzerland would kick on and seal the win. But Kieffer Moore converted one of Wales’ two attempts on target, meaning the match ended in a draw.
Still, the Red Crosses have plenty of reasons to be optimistic. They have only lost one of their last ten encounters in all competitions and head into Wednesday’s clash on an eight-game unbeaten run (six wins, two draws).
Petkovic’s men claimed easy victories over European minnows like Lithuania, Finland, and Liechtenstein in the lead-up to the tournament, so they could struggle to deal with the Italians’ firepower.
Italy vs. Switzerland Prediction and Pick
Italy to Win1.54
Yes, the Red Crosses are enjoying a decent unbeaten streak at the moment. But it is nowhere near the size of Italy’s mammoth run.
Mancini’s men blew Turkey away in their first match, underlining their strength in every department. With that in mind, the home win is my Italy vs. Switzerland betting pick.