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Italy vs Switzerland: Azzurri hard to resist in Rome

Kick-off: 2000, 16/06/2021

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

TV: ITV

Italy made an ultra-impressive start to Euro 2020 when dominating Turkey and are now hard to oppose against Switzerland on home turf.

That was a ninth straight clean-sheet victory for the Azzurri, who are unbeaten in 28 matches and really flourishing under Roberto Mancini.

Another win to nil in Rome at 5/4 is an obvious option for our first Italy vs Switzerland prediction.

A Look At Italy’s Betting Odds

Italy received a helping hand via Merih Demiral’s own goal early in the second half, with the defender deflecting in Domenico Berardi’s cross.

Ciro Immobile then pounced on a poor parry by Ugurcan Cakir and influential playmaker Lorenzo Insigne wrapped up a one-sided triumph.

Match stats of 63 per cent possession and 24 attempts on goal highlight how the Azzurri controlled proceedings throughout.

They played with great energy and enthusiasm, keeping Turkey pinned back in their own half with a relentless high press.

“It was a wonderful night,” beamed former Manchester City manager Mancini. “I’m delighted with the performance.

“I expected it to be a great occasion but we also knew it wouldn’t necessarily be easy because Turkey are a very good team with lots of talented players.

“We produced a very good performance and we really didn’t afford them many opportunities at all.”

Their next opponents are very well organised but 2/1 for the Azzurri to prevail and under 2.5 goals in the game takes the eye from the Italy vs Switzerland odds.

A Look At Switzerland’s Betting Odds

Switzerland were the better team for most of their clash with Wales and took a deserved lead soon after the interval.

Breel Embolo had a fierce shot tipped over by Danny Ward but then nodded in Xherdan Shaqiri’s subsequent corner.

However, Kieffer Moore’s precise glancing header on 74 minutes levelled things up.

Mario Gravanovic had a goal disallowed for offside by VAR and Ward was forced to make several more fine saves but it ended all square.

Head coach Vladimir Petkovic said: “We didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had and we have to be better in the next two matches.

“If we create opportunities in those games, we have to be more clinical.”

On the pool situation, Petkovic added: “We have known from the start that Italy are the clear favourites in this group.

“But we haven’t lost any gap to the other teams. We are still in this group and we will try to get points against Italy.”

Keeping out Immobile at the other end will be tough, though, with the Lazio forward netting in four of his last five games for the Azzurri.

Let’s finish off our Italy vs Switzerland betting tips by taking 12/1 for him to break the deadlock in a 1-0 home win.

Additional stats

Last result:

Turkey 0-3 ITALY – Demiral (og), Immobile, Insigne

Wales 1-1 SWITZERLAND – Embolo

Head-to-head: Switzerland 1-1 Italy, Switzerland 0-0 Italy, Switzerland 1-1 Italy

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