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Italy vs Wales: Azzurri have been awesome so far

Kick-off: 1700, 20/06/2021

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

TV: ITV

Italy look like serious contenders for Euro 2020 after starting their campaign with impressive victories.

Roberto Mancini’s team have brushed aside Turkey and Switzerland 3-0 to become the first team to reach the last 16, while Wales have collected four points from six.

Another dominant Azzurri performance is expected and 6/5 for them to be leading at half-time and full-time is our first Italy vs Wales prediction.

A Look At Italy’s Betting Odds

Italy have made people sit up and take notice with the manner of their performances in their first two group games.

With a solid defence and impressive attacking players, they dominated Turkey and Switzerland on home soil to stretch their unbeaten run to 29 matches.

The two victories also extended their winning run to 10 games, with clean sheets kept in all.

Mancini said: “In the European Championship, there’s France, Portugal and Belgium – one of those are world champions, another are European champions and the other are the number one ranked side in the world.

“These are teams who have been built over a number of years and it’s only natural they are further along than us, but everything can happen in football, you shouldn’t take anything for granted.”

Italy have won their last two matches against Wales in their home country 4-0 and will have the advantage again in Rome.

Going off their last two displays, a home win to nil at Evens appeals from the Italy vs Wales odds.

A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds

Wales managed to secure a point against Switzerland in their opener despite playing below their best, but they responded in style against Turkey.

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts sealed a 2-0 victory to leave them well placed in Group A.

Skipper Gareth Bale, who missed a penalty against the Turks, said: “We’re in a fantastic position now.

“If you’d offered us four points after the first two games before the tournament started, we definitely would have taken it.

“We’ve got one more game to go and it will be difficult. It’s a very difficult group.

“But we are going to enjoy this victory for a day or so, get our recovery in and look forward to Italy.”

Wales’ youthful squad have made huge strides recently and, despite off-field issues, have lost only three of their last 21 games.

Those defeats have come against elite international sides in England, Belgium and France, meaning they may find it tough against the in-form Italians.

Ciro Immobile has thrust himself into Golden Boot contention with a goal in both games, so let’s finish off our Italy vs Wales betting tips with the striker to score anytime at 13/10 and 14/1 he nets first in a 2-0 triumph.

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Last result:

ITALY 3-0 Switzerland – Manuel Locatelli (2), Ciro Immobile

WALES 2-0 Turkey – Aaron Ramsey, Connor Roberts

Head-to-head: Italy 4-0 Wales, Wales 2-1 Italy, Italy 4-0 Wales, Wales 0-2 Italy, Italy 3-0 Wales

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