Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Italy to win?
The two of the best teams of the World football are set to lock their horns in Euro 2020 quarter finals. This will be the 23rd meeting between the two teams.
Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Performance so far
FIFA World No. 1 team, Belgium continued their excellent form as they defeated the defending champion, Portugal to make into the quarter finals. It was Thorgan Hazard’s long strike that helped them register a 1-0 win over Portugal.
Italy on the other hand continued their tremendous unbeaten run as they passed through the challenge of Austria to enter the quarter Finals. They defeated the Austrians by 2-1. All the three goals came post 90 minutes of the game as both the teams were 0-0 by full time.
Italy has scored 9 goals in 4 games conceding just 1 goal along the way. Belgium on the other hand has scored 8 goals in 4 games also conceding just one goal along the way.
Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted winner
Playing at a neutral venue both the teams have equal chances of win. However, the football prediction and betting platforms have mostly favored Italy for this match while some are favouring a Belgium win.
|Smarkets||Odds: 2.46||Odds: 3.35||Italy|
|Virtual Bet||Win Probability: 27%||Win Probability: 45%||Belgium|
|Oddschecker||Odds: 23/10||Odds: 47/20||Italy|
Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Defensive and Offensive Stats (Sofascore)
Formation: ITALY: 4-3-3 : BELGIUM: 3-4-2-1
|Defence||7.12||7.06||Marginal Belgium Advantage|
Belgium’s attack looks solid with Romelu Lukaku leading from the front. He has had a good support of Manchester City stary Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
Against Portugal Lukaku maintained 60% pass accuracy rate, 6 duels won and had 2 out 3 dribbles succeeded. His rating for the match was 7.3.
Eden Hazard too was also brilliant against Portugal with 86% pass accuracy rate. He had the most dribbles in the match, 5 while he had won 11 duels and had a score 7.1 in the match.
The attack combination of Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Berardi have been lethal this Euro Cup for Italy.
Berardi who was leading from front had 79% pass accuracy. He was rated 7.1 in the match. Insigne was also in shape as usual. He was rated 6.9.
Immobile looked a bit off form against Austria. He maintained a pass accuracy of 78% and was was rated 6.4 in the match.
In absence of Kevin de Bruyne the midfield combination of Thorgan Hazard, Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel will need put in some extra effort in order to support the Belgium’s attack.
Hazard was the star against Portugal as he scored the winning goal for Belgium. He had 83% pass accuracy rate, 6 duels won and 2 out of 5 tackles succeeded. He was rated 8.2 and was awarded the player of the match.
Meunier was also in a great form with 8.2 rating. He maintained 62% pass accuracy rate, 6 duels won, 5 clearances and 5 headed clearances.
Jorginho, Marco Verratti and Nicolo Barrela will be the ones supporting Italian attack and defense when they take on Belgium.
Jorginho had the most passes against Austria i.e., 102. He won 6 duels won and had 133 touches. His rating in the match was 8.1.
Jorginho was well supported by Verratti who had the highest passing accuracy rate of 96% in the match. He won 10 duels and got 3 out of 5 dribbles accurate. He also got all 3 three tackles accurate. His rating was 8.1.
Belgium has a solid defense with Vermaelen and Vertonghen both in a good form. Against Portugal Vermaelen had a pass accuracy rate of 89%, with 7 duels won. He had 5 clearances and 3 headed clearances. His rating was 7.3.
Vertonghen had 93% pass accuracy rate, with 10 long balls and 6 accurate long balls. He had 81 touches, 4 clearances and 4 headed clearances. His rating was 7.2.
Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Leonardo Spinazzola have so far managed the Italian defense extremely well.
Lorenzo was brilliant against Austria as he won the most duels in the match, 16. He had 87% pass accuracy rate with 14 Recoveries during the match. His rating was 8.4.
Spinazzola had pass accuracy rate of 88% and overall 4 chances were created by him in the match against Austria. His rating was 8.4.
Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Latest Player, Manager and Match News
Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent Matches
Belgium continued their impressive Euro Cup run as they defeated the defending champions Portugal with a thinnest of margins of 1-0. The only goal scored in the match was scored by midfielder Thorong Hazard in the 42nd minute.
Italy’s qualification in semi-finals was rather a predictable one as they haven’t faced a much stronger team as of now. However, their Round of 16 was not a cake walk as they there was no result by the end of 90 minutes against Austria. It was in extra times when both the teams scored. Italy scored twice while Austria scored once in extra time.
Belgium vs Italy Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Probable Line ups
Belgium – Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Vermaelen, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Hazard, Carrasco, Hazard, Lukaku.
Italy – Donnarumma, Cheillini, Lorenzo, Bonucci, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Verrati, Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.