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Italy v Switzerland betting tips: Azzurri on Swiss mission to reach last 16

| 03.06.2021

Italy’s impressive 3-0 victory against Turkey in the opening match of the tournament means they are the fourth favourites to win Euro 2020 at 13/2 ahead of their clash with Switzerland.

Roberto Mancini’s men dominated a defence-minded Turkish outfit and they start Thursday’s game as 3/5 favourites to beat the Swiss, who are 11/2 underdogs following a 1-1 draw against Wales on Saturday.

The Azzurri are in Rome once again so let’s check out some of the markets and odds in our Italy v Switzerland betting tips.

Match Odds

Italy made it 28 games unbeaten on Friday and they have won their last nine matches without conceding, so we go 6/5 on Mancini’s men to win to nil and book their place in the last 16.

Six of their last eight games have produced three or fewer match goals and a win by that method is available at evens while a 2-0 victory can be backed at 5/1 which has been the case in five of their last eight outings.

The Swiss were unlucky not to beat Wales with Haris Seferovic failing to find the target in the first half on three occasions when well placed inside the area and Mario Gavranovic also had a late effort ruled out for offside following a VAR check.

Xherdan Shaqiri Aaron Ramsey Wales Switzerland

The Swiss are unbeaten in their last seven games and drew 1-1 with Spain in a Nations League game in November, so we go 27/10 on a share of the spoils or 9/2 with goals at both ends.

Switzerland have found the net in their last 10 matches, including a 3-3 Nations League draw with Germany, so both teams to score is available at 5/4, although just one team to score is priced at 20/23.

In the GetAPrice markets, both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win is available at 12/5.

Talking Tactics

Italy’s pressing game proved too much against Turkey and even when they were 3-0 ahead their energy levels never dropped and they went in search of more goals.

Ciro Immobile was superb as the spearhead in a 4-3-3 formation and fully deserved his goal while Jorginho was excellent in the heart of midfield.

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic deployed a 3-4-1-2 against Wales, with Xherdan Shaqiri playing behind the front two of Seferovic and Breel Embolo, who was rightly named man of the match.

Goalscorer Odds

Immobile’s display on Friday means he is the 3/1 favourite to get the ball rolling and 6/4 to score while Insigne, who scored the third goal, is available at 9/2 and 5/2 in the same markets.

Giorgio Chiellini’s bullet header was kept out by Turkey keeper Ugurcan Cakir and the defender is 12/1 to find the net or 25/1 to get the game’s first goal.

For Switzerland, Embolo is 10/1 to bag the first goal and 5/1 to get on the scoresheet, with Seferovic and Gavranovic 9/1 and 9/2 by the same measure.

Match Info

Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

When: 20:00, Wednesday 16th June

How to watch: ITV

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner