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What a few days it’s been for these two sides eh? Italy have been nothing short of spectacular throughout the group stages, and Roberto Mancini’s men are now on an undefeated run that stretches to 29 games.
They’ll now be looking to hit the big 30 on Sunday when they come up against Rob Page’s Welsh side, who’ve looked more impressive as the tournament has gone on. The Azzurri will be up against some stiff competition in a Welsh side that refuses to be overlooked and with Gareth Bale’s golf clubs left behind in Cardiff, he has no option but to focus on football.
He is currently leading Wales on what would be another incredible tournament run. However, it’s hard to see them leaving Rome with a victory against an Italy side too disciplined defensively and explosive up front.
Sunday 17:00 – Italy v Wales
ITV / RTÉ Two
You have to fancy Italy to win this game, even if they do send out their younger lads to play it. Their bench still has a number of well-known names like Federico Chiesa, Alessandro Bastoni and Andrea Belotti for Rob Page’s side to fear. If Wales somehow come away with a win here, they will top the group. However, we can expect the Azzurri to complete a clean sweep of Group A and score a third victory of the tournament here.
Gareth Bale was magnificent against Turkey, it has to be said. His vision could pick almost exactly where he wanted the ball to go, who said golf and football had nothing in common eh? He has two assists at the tournament so far, and we can see another in Rome.
He’s had a great tournament so far, a strong lad who muscled his way beyond what we can only describe as a flimsy Turkish defence, and of course he got the equaliser against Switzerland too. He’ll have a much bigger challenge against Italy, but he’ll be a threat.
Wales have had just two yellow cards in both of their Euro 2020 matches. Meanwhile, Italy had no cautions against Switzerland and Turkey. Given the Italians are already through, expect this to be a far more open and less aggressive game.
Wales concede a lot of corners, as both Turkey and Switzerland broke double digits in corners against them. Italy play a more direct style of football then those two, which is why Over 10.5 Corners is a sweet spot that caters to all.
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Check out our complete team-by-team guides for the two teams below:
- Italy Euro 2020 squad guide: Paddy’s predictions, tips, odds and best bet for the tournament
- Wales Euro 2020 squad guide: Paddy’s predictions, tips, odds and best bet for the tournament
- Squads and statistics correct at time of data sheet creation pre-tournament
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