In the first semi-final of the European Championship 2021 there will be a real blast on Tuesday, July 6th. The four-time world champion and simple European champion Italy will meet the simple world champion and three-time European champion Spain in the legendary Wembley Stadium in London.
The EURO this year has already provided many surprises – for example, world champions France, defending champions Portugal and other top favorites such as Germany and Belgium had to return home early. With Italy and Spain, however, there are two teams in the semifinals that you could count on in advance.
While Furia Roja’s path to the semi-finals was anything but easy, the Squadra Azzurra mostly knew how to convince. Already in the round of 16, the Spaniards only progressed after a 3: 5 win against Croatia in extra time, in the quarter-finals Luis Enrique’s team even had to take penalties against Switzerland.
The Italians also had to go into overtime at the start of the knockout phase against Austria, but prevailed there with 2-1 against Alaba & Co. With the 2-1 quarter-final victory over EM 2021 favorite Belgium, the Italian national team remained undefeated for the 32nd time in a row.
Will Italy remain unbeaten in the game against Spain and will it move into the big European Championship final in 2021? In our forecast you can find out who is considered the favorite in this game and what the odds are. We’ll also give you a tip for the result and possible lineups for the two teams.
All information about 🇮🇹 Italy – Spain 🇪🇸
- 📅 Date & time: Di., 06. July 2021, 21:00 Uhr
- 🏟️ Venue: Wembley Stadion, London 🏴
- 📋 Competition: EM semifinals 2021
- 📺 TV broadcast: 🇩🇪 ARD, MagentaTV, 🇦🇹 ORF 1, 🇨🇭 SRF 2
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|Italy v Spain on 07/06/2021|
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|🇮🇹 Italy||🇪🇸 Spain|
|7th place||FIFA World Ranking||6th place|
|11/15/11||Direct Balance Sheet (S / U / N)||11/15/11|
|S – S – S – S – S ➡️||Current form||U – U – S – S – S ➡️|
|751 million €||frame work||€ 915.0 million|
|No. of stretcher (€ 65 million)||Most valuable player||M. Llorente (€ 80 million)|
|C. Building (15 Tore)||Top scorer||A. Morata (21 Bulls)|
|Roberto Mancini||Trainer||Luis Enrique|
|+++ Our tip +++|
|2: 1 for Italy 🇮🇹|
Italy – Spain: forecast, tip & odds
Until recently, the Italians were used to catenaccio and defensive football, but this has changed significantly under head coach Roberto Mancini. The Squadra Azzurra convinces at the EURO with aggressiveness and fun, paired with a compact defense. With a tactical brilliant performance they kicked the world number one Belgium out of the tournament in the quarter-finals and now they seem ready for the big hit. But first of all, Spain has to be overcome in the semi-finals.
The Spaniards continue to rely on their well-known “Tiki Taka” and possession of the ball in this final round, but Morata & Co. still lacks the evaluation of chances. This is another reason why the Italian national team is considered to be the easy favorite to win at the 2021 European Championship bets:
* The odds can change constantly.
The Italian national team will have to do without left-back and regular Leonardo Spinazzola in the semi-final against Spain, who suffered an Achilles tendon tear in the quarter-finals against Belgium, but Champions League winner Emerson from Chelsea is ready to replace them.
In the 37 direct duels between Italy and Spain so far, the balance looks perfectly balanced. The Italians won 11 times and the Spaniards 11 times. There was a draw 15 times, which could well be possible this time as well.
The Italians are currently in the shape of their lives and will compete with full confidence. At the last EURO in France, the Squadra Azurra prevailed in the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over the then defending champions Spain.
Making a prediction for the semi-finals between Italy and Spain is anything but easy, because we expect a game on equal terms. We still believe that goals will be scored on both sides, but because of the sensational form and mental strength of the Italians, we believe in a victory for Immobile & Co. Our tip is 2: 1 for Italy after regular time!
Possible lineups from Italy & Spain
Donnarumma – Emerson, Chiellini, Bonucci, Di Lorenzo – Jorginho – Barella, Verratti – Insigne, Building, Church
Failures: Spinazzola, Florenzi (both injured)
Simón – Alba, P. Torres, Laporte, Azpilicueta – Pedri, Busquets, Koke – Olmo, Morata, F. Torres
Failures: Sarabia, De Gea (both questionable)
The last direct duels
- Spain 3-0 Italy (World Cup qualifiers 2016/17)
- Italy 1-1 Spain (World Cup qualifiers 2016/17)
- Italy 2-0 Spain (European Championship round of 16 2016)
Last Italy games
- Belgium 1-2 Italy (EM quarter-finals, 07/02/21)
- Italy – Austria 2: 1 nV (EM round of 16, 06/26/21)
- Italy 1-0 Wales (European Championship group A, 06/20/21)
Last games Spain
- Switzerland 2-4 Spain (EM quarter-finals, 07/02/21)
- Croatia – Spain 3: 5 nV (EM round of 16, 06/28/21)
- Slovakia 0-5 Spain (EM group E, 23/06/21)
Deployment of the Squadra Azzurra
TOR: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Naples), Salvatore Sirigu (Turin)
DEFENSE: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Naples), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris Saint-Germain), Rafael Toloi ( Atalanta)
MIDFIELD: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Rome), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Gaetano Castrovilli (AC Florenz)
ATTACK: Andrea Belotti (Turin), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Naples), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)
– Italian National ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Vivo_Azzurro) June 1, 2021
The squad of the Furia Roja
TOR: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), David de Gea (Manchester United), Robert Sanchez (Brighton & Hove Albion)
DEFENSE: Jose Gaya (FC Valencia), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Pau Torres (FC Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds United), Cesar Azpilicueta (FC Chelsea), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
MIDFIELD: Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Pedri (FC Barcelona), Thiago (FC Liverpool), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (SSC Neapel)
ATTACK: Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Alvaro Morata (Juventus Turin), Gerard Moreno (FC Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Pablo Sarabia (Paris St. Germain )
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– Spanish Soccer Team (@SeFutbol) May 24, 2021