England v Italy tips – tight game expected at Wembley Stadium

And then there were two. England and Italy are the final teams left standing at the 2020 European Championship, with the Azzurri booking their place in the Euro 2020 final thanks to a penalty shootout semi-final win over Spain, while the Three Lions were able to triumph against Denmark twenty-four hours later by beating them in extra-time.

Now we have the exciting prospect of an England v Italy Euro 2020 final, with the bookies expecting millions of bets on the big showdown at Wembley and there will be plenty of punters comparing the football match betting odds and placing a Bet Builder on the action which could last 120 minutes and beyond.

Who Are the Betting Favourites to Win Euro 2020?

Italy are the slight betting favourites to win Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, with Roberto Mancini’s side having won all three of their group games before an extra-time win over Austria, a normal time victory against Belgium and a penalty shootout triumph over Spain.

However, the Italians were often on the back foot in their semi-final and appear to be missing Leonardo Spinazzola, with Emerson deputising in the left-back position and there is plenty to like about the central defensive partnership of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini who will run a tight ship against Harry Kane.

England Favourites on the Outright Euro 2020 Betting Market

The prices are constantly changing as the bookies try to come up with the idea of which team should actually be favourites, with England having home advantage at Wembley and the vast majority of the 60,000 crowd are going to be cheering on the Three Lions who will feel it’s their destiny to get over the line and ensure that “football’s coming home”.

Gareth Southgate was criticised during the early part of this tournament as England laboured to victories over Croatia and Czech Republic which sandwiched an unconvincing goalless draw against Scotland. However, the performances against Germany, Ukraine and Denmark have been more convincing.

Raheem Sterling has been part of the England set-up for a few years although this really has been a breakthrough tournament for the England forward and he might yet propel England to their first European Championship success after some dazzling performances in a white shirt.

What Are the Bookies Expecting in the Euro 2020 Final?

It’s hardly a surprise to find that Under 2.5 Goals is trading at big odds-on for the 2020 European Championship final, with the bookies anticipating a low-scoring clash which ultimately could be decided by the odd goal. The stakes are now ridiculously high and we’ve often seen big finals played out with defences on top as both teams will be reluctant to commit men forward.

The bookies might feel the weight of patriotic money leading up to kick-off and it will be interesting to see who the money comes for, with the draw also a big player on the Full-Time Result market considering that was the outcome in both semi-finals at normal time.

What Are the Best Bets for England v Italy?

We can’t be too convinced about either side winning this game in normal time. England had to recover from falling behind against Denmark to earn a passage into the Euro 2020 final, with Italy having relinquished a lead against the Spanish before having the composure to secure a spot kick victory.

We wouldn’t rule anyone out of the 1-1 correct score bet considering that this was the final score in both semi-final matches, while Raheem Sterling and Giorgio Chiellini could effectively be the players who are competing for the Player of the Tourmament award and it will be interesting to see whether the latter can stop England in their tracks.


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