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Spain vs Italy Predictions

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Spain vs Italy Predictions

Spain vs Italy predictions are renowned for their difficulty, especially when the fixtures form part of a tournament. This is no exception and here we give our Spain vs Italy match preview, covering as many bases as we can.

Although currently Spain vs Italy betting odds are not yet available, we analyse some early Spain vs Italy betting statistics, and offer some guidance regarding tips and most appropriate brand at which to bet.

1. Spain vs Italy Preview

This fixture is the middle game of three that each will play in Group B. Prior to this clash Spain will have played Croatia, whilst Italy will have taken on Albania; so they will both be hoping to arrive with maximum points on the board. The match will take place in Gelsenkirchen, at what will undoubtedly be a sold out 50,000 capacity Veltins Arena, on Thursday 20 June, with a 9pm local time kick off.

Any early Spain vs Italy match predictions are tricky as the outcome of those opening games will inevitably have an effect on this contest. The fact that Spain are ranked at number 8 and Italy at number 9 in the current world standings, is a good indication of how close these two sides are matched.

Looking back at the Spain vs Italy stats over the years also demonstrates that fact, with the Spanish coming out on top 14 times to Italy's 10, in the 36 previous encounters. This clash actually represents a centenary between the two nations, as their first ever fixture occurred 100 years ago in Milan, back in 1924.

The most recent was last year when a late winner earned Spain a 2-1 victory, but Italy will point to their meeting at Wembley Stadium at the last Euros, when they triumphed in a semi-final penalty shoot-out. That will undoubtedly have hurt the Spanish; indeed that was the first time in 6 semi-final appearances at a major tournament that they had failed to progress to the final.

Spain definitely made their way into these finals in Germany in a lot more comfort, winning 7 of their 8 matches to top their group; whereas Italy finished well behind England and just managed to hold off Ukraine on goal difference, to claim the runners-up spot. With that in mind, although the Spain vs Italy betting odds are not currently available, the Spanish are likely to be marginal favourites. In our Euro 2024 betting odds article, you'll find more general information about the tournament favourites, which may also be useful when making a decision about which team to support in this match.

Both of these sides have a rich history in the European Championships with relatively similar records. Spain have won the tournament on three occasions from eleven appearances, to Italy's two from ten. But of course the most recent of those two successes was when the Italians claimed the trophy in dramatic style three years ago, beating England on penalties and therefore come into this tournament as the holders. The last of Spain's titles came in 2012, when their opponents in the final held in Kyiv were... Italy; giving yet another edge to proceedings.

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2. Spain vs Italy Odds

There is unlikely to be too much between these two when the leading bookmakers release their Spain vs Italy winner odds. At present in the early showings for teams to win the entire tournament, Spain are ahead of the Italians and they also have a price of 1.67 compared to Italy's 3.75 to win Group B.

Additionally, for these two teams to fail to make it into the knock-out stages it is possible to get odds of 4.5 on the Italians and as high as 8.00 on Spain going home early. It is likely the Spain vs Italy best odds will be found in the correct scores and first or last goalscorer in the game. The markets for each team's leading scorer in the competition have been made available and these can act as a good indicator when it comes to this particular fixture.

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For Spain, Alvaro Morata is a 3.00 chance, with teammate Ferran Torres at 5.00; whilst for Italy Federico Chiesa is showing at 5.00, with Giacomo Raspadori and Ciro Immobile both at 6.00. The Spain vs Italy odds to win will be out very shortly issued by the industry leaders, but history shows that when these two clash, anything can happen. If you are not sure about the outcome of this clash, you can try your luck and bet on the other matches. Just make sure to read our reviews first, for example the one including France vs Netherlands prediction.

3. Spain vs Italy Betting Tips

As the game approaches there will be countless Spain vs Italy tips flying around, but with the Spanish kicking off their campaign against a notoriously good tournament team in Croatia, they could change on the strength of what happens in that opening clash. Should they fail to secure victory and the Italians overcome a tough Albanian challenge in their opener, then the pressure could be on, which will definitely be reflected in the odds of the best online betting sites in UK with promo codes.

Nevertheless, the Spaniards have been improving steadily and are one or two shrewd punters dark-horses for the competition, so at this point choosing the Spain vs Italy favourites would have to lean towards the Spanish. The big thing with Italy is nobody ever really knows which side will turn up. They are just as likely to bow out at the group stages as they are to conquer all before them and go on and retain their title.

All that means is that any Spain vs Italy betting predictions have to be treated with a degree of caution. With it being the middle game of the group it could develop into a cagey affair, but an early goal either way would force the other out, so it could be worth a punt on a combination correct score/first goalscorer bet, but in who's favour is still open to debate at this stage. It may turn out that England vs Denmark betting odds are more clear in terms of indicating a sure bet, so you may consider backing one of these teams instead of the winner of Spain vs Italy game.

3.1 Spain vs Italy Free Bet

The bookmakers for Spain vs Italy clash will be continuing their drive to attract fresh punters to their online sites, with a range of promotions. This will start in the lead up to the competition and carry on right through to its conclusion, as they see tournament football as the perfect opportunity to improve their customer base.

Bettors looking to get involved will find that one of the main Spain vs Italy betting offers is for free bets. This represents a great deal for gamblers as they can make their Spain vs Italy prediction and then pretty much place their bet, risk free.

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3.2 How to bet on Spain vs Italy

If placing a bet on Spain vs Italy match is a little daunting, then visiting one of the industry leaders such as: bet365, Unibet, or NetBet will quickly put a visitor at ease and enable them to turn any Spain vs Italy betting tips into “live” wagers, in the blink of an eye. Alternatively you can also check out Euro Championship 2024 Top Scorer odds as they are also offered by these brands.

All that is required is to sign up to a new account, which is a very simple procedure where a new player registers their details and deposits any stipulated minimum amounts. Then it is just a case of following prompts through to the market where you wish to place the bet. Easy to understand instructions act as a guide and in no time at all it will be possible to place a stake on the desired selection, which will then be displayed in an online betting slip following Italy Spain odds (once they are available) or picking the underdog.

4. Spain vs Italy Predictions FAQ

4.1 ⚽ When is Spain vs Italy match?

The match is being played at the Veltins-Arena, on 20 June in Gelsenkirchen.

4.2 ⚽ What are the odds of Italy beating Spain?

The Spain vs Italy odds comparison has not yet been released, but it is widely expected that Italy will be the slight underdogs in this fixture.

4.3 ⚽ Where to bet on Spain vs Italy?

Once we get closer to the event, offers at bookmakers for Spain vs Italy match will surely appear at the industry leaders websites such as: bet365, NetBet, or Unibet.

4.4 ⚽ Who will win Spain vs Italy match?

These two have met many times and are quite evenly matched so Spain vs Italy Predictions are extremely tricky, but the Spanish have the slight edge.

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Comments (1)
JayJay88
JayJay88 24 days ago
it's gonna be a tough one!
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