Euro Cup 2020 Semi-Finals Clash – Who are the Favorites to Win?
Following Saturday’s quarter-final games, we’re down to the final four teams in Euro 2020.
Today, we will take a look at the semi-final matches.
The final list of teams who have qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2020 – Denmark, England, Italy, Spain
Euro 2020 Semi-Final Match 1
Italy vs Spain: Tuesday, July 6 at Wembley
Italy defeated one of the tournament’s pre-tournament favorites, Belgium, to advance to the semi-finals, winning a narrow 2-1 victory in what was a very close and intense 90-minutes. Spain was brought to penalties by 10-man Switzerland in the quarter-finals, and one can only imagine how tired their players must be after going through back-to-back sessions of extra time.
Continue reading for our comprehensive match preview and prediction for Italy vs. Spain at the European Championship.
Italy vs Spain: Our Best Betting Tips
All of our suggestions are free of prejudice and have been reviewed using the most recent statistics and numbers available at the time of publishing. Before making any bets, please verify with your bookmaker.
Tip 1: BTTS
We expect goals at both ends of the field in this game since both sides seem strong going forward and have failed to keep clean sheets in their past two games. Both teams have scored in each of Italy’s past two matches, both of which resulted in 2-1 victories, while both teams have scored in three of Spain’s last four games.
Tip 2: Over 2.5 Goals
The previous match between these two great footballing nations resulted in more than 2.5 goals, with Spain winning 3-0 in 2017. Over 2.5 goals have also been scored in five of Italy’s and three of Spain’s past six matches in all competitions, which explains why we expect goals in the semi-final.
Tip 3: Italy to Qualify
Our money is on Italy to go to the final based only on their overall performance in comparison to Spain. Italy has been quite good defensively so far at Euro 2020, surrendering just two goals, but Spain is prone to defensive errors, as seen by their past two games. Now, Spain has depended on their ability to create a lot of scoring chances, but their conversion percentage hasn’t been as remarkable, and this Italian defense won’t be as forgiving as the previous teams they’ve played.
Italy – our favorites for this clash of the titans
Italy will be boosted by their victory against Belgium, an opponent that was always going to put them to the test in both attack and defense. Following the injury to Spinazzola, who seems certain to miss the rest of the competition, Roberto Mancini is likely to make a couple of changes to his starting eleven for the semi-final. The Roma full-back has been a crucial player for Italy both defensively and offensively, and he will be missed in the semi-final.
Spain was pushed to extra time for the second game in a row, and this time they required penalties to get to the semi-finals. After creating a series of clear-cut chances and failing to cover any of them, Luis Enrique’s team should and should have won the game within 90 minutes. This propensity to generate goals has aided Spain’s journey through Euro 2020, but if they are to outscore Italy, they will need to be more frugal in front of the goal.
Italy vs Spain – Some Quick Answers
Venue of the match – Wembley Stadium, London
The score when these sides last met – Spain 3-0 Italy, 2/9/17.
The favorite to win – Italy is our favorite as things stand
Euro 2020 Semi-Final Match 2
England vs Denmark: Wednesday, July 7 at Wembley
England strolled into the Euro 2020 semi-finals at the cost of Ukraine, and they now have their sights set on a first-ever European Championship trophy. Denmark, on the other hand, has proved that they are a tenacious opponent capable of recovering from even the most dramatic of reverses, and we anticipate a close and stressful 90-minute match at football’s home ground, Wembley Stadium.
Continue reading for our comprehensive match preview and prediction for England vs. Denmark at the European Championship.
England vs Denmark: Our Best Betting Tips
All of our suggestions are free of prejudice and have been studied using the most recent statistics and numbers available at the time of publishing. Before making any bets, please verify with your bookmaker.
Tip 1: England to Win
England is in fantastic form at Euro 2020, and they have now added more goals to their strong defense. The hosts have won five of their previous six games in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in all six. Denmark began the Euros with back-to-back losses to Finland and Belgium, and many observers are shocked to see the Danes at this late stage of the campaign.
Tip 2: Under 2.5 Goals
The recent history of these two countries suggests that this semi-final will be close and edgy throughout the 90-minutes. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of the pair’s past three encounters, with each club earning a 1-0 win and a solitary 0-0 tie. Five of England’s past six games have also had less than three goals scored, except the 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine in the quarter-finals.
Tip 3: 1-0 England
While both England and Denmark have won big at Euro 2020, we predict the semi-final at Wembley to be a close and tough match with few goals. England is the favorite and has yet to allow a goal at Euro 2020, therefore a 1-0 victory may be on the cards. England has won three of their past six games by a single goal to nil, while Denmark has surrendered at least one goal in four of their five tournament games, all of which lends weight to our 1-0 final scoreline forecast.
Denmark can tame the Three Lions football team at Wembley
Gareth Southgate ditched the back five against Ukraine in favor of a back four against a team that was supposed to sit deep, and it worked wonderfully. England dominated Ukraine for the whole 90 minutes and never looked like surrendering a goal. In reality, England could have scored more goals, but they looked willing to preserve their energy for the later phases of the quarter-final. England’s formation might alter again in the semi-finals, since Denmark is at their best when attacking, and a return to a back five could be on the cards. Keeping players fit is critical to winning any international tournament, so anticipate some modest rotation from England’s manager once again.
Denmark deserved their 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic since they were the superior team. After recovering from Eriksen’s near-fatal fall in the tournament’s first game and losing their first two matches, the Danes have shown a lot of spirits and have gone from strength to strength in this tournament. England’s visitors will be confident ahead of a difficult semi-final, but we feel Southgate’s side will do just enough to advance to their first-ever European championship final.
England vs Denmark – – Some Quick Answers
Venue of the match – Wembley, England
The score when these sides last met – England 0-1 Denmark, 14/10/20
The favorite to win – England is the favorite and has the home advantage