ITA vs WAL Dream11: Italy and Wales will be locking horns at the Stadio Olimpico Stadium for their final group encounter in the Euro 2020. The Azzurri have been one of the teams to beat in the tournament so far, as they’ve registered back to back 3-0 wins over Turkey and Switzerland respectively.
Roberto Mancini’s Italian unit have booked their spot in the Round of 16, and will be eager to carry on the momentum going ahead. Talking about Wales, they are still in need of a point if they are to advance to the next stage. Wales kicked off their campaign with a draw to Switzerland, followed up by a 2-0 win against Turkey. However, if the Swiss win their game against Turkey tonight, and Wales end up faltering to Italy, that will be the end of the tournament for them. The Gareth Bale led side will be aware of the situation, and will desperately be eying a result against an in-form Italy side.
Date: June 20, Sunday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
The game will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sport Network, and can be streamed on Sonly Liv and Jio TV.
Head to Head
From the last two meetings between the two sides, one game apiece has been won by the Italy and Wales.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Giorgio Chiellini is ruled out due to an injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: G Donnarumma should be starting in at goal, while, G D Lor, L Bonucci, F Acerbi and L Spinazzola could line up as the back four in defense. N Barella, Jorginho, M Verrtti and F Chiesa are expected to feature in at midfield. A Belotti and L Insigne are in contention to lead the attack up top.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Di Lor, Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Acerbi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Marco Verratti, Federico Chiesa, Andrea Belotti, Lorenzo Insigne
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: D Ward should be starting in at goal, while, B Davies, J Rodon, C Mepham and C Roberts could line up as the back four in defence. J Morrell and J Allen are expected to partner along in central midfield. A Ramey, G Bale and D James could provide the service to K Moore up top.
Danny Ward; Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Connor Roberts; Joe Morrell, Joe Allen; Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, Daniel James; Kieffer Moor
Ciro Immobile is touted to score the first goal for Italy by 7/2 a per the odds. Immobile has two goals, an assist and also has a pass accuracy of 84.6% from the last two games so far.
For Wales, Gareth Bale is expected to bag the first goal by 17/2 as per the odds. Bale has secured two assists, and also has a pass accuracy of 75.5% from the last two games.
The odds for Andre Belotti to score a goal for Italy are 9/2. Belotti registered 13 goals and six assists for Torino this season.
Aaron Ramsey’s inclusion in midfield can also earn the user significant points. Ramsey has a goal, as well as a pass accuracy of 81.7% from the last two games.
Manuel Locatelli has bagged two goals, and also has a pass accuracy of 88.6% from the last two appearances for Italy. He can be added to the ITA vs WAL Dream11 Team as well.
GK: G Donarumma
DEF: L Spinazzola, L Bonucci, C Roberts, J Rodon
MID: A Ramsey, M Locatelly, D James, L Insigne
FOR: C Immobile, G Bale
Wales do have quite a few star players in their camp that could make an impact, but Italy look to be the more cohesive and confident unit going ahead. That being said, the ITA vs WAL Today Match Prediction odd s are in favor of Italy to get the win here.