After two pulsating semi-finals at Euro 2020, England vs Italy is the final line-up. Check out our Euro 2020 Final tips, analysis, and important info.
When Is The Euro 2020 Final?
England take on Italy in the Euro 2020 Final at 2020.00 on Sunday 11 July.
Where Is The Euro 2020 Final Being Played?
The Euro 2020 Final is being played at Wembley Stadium, giving England home advantage in their bid to lift their first trophy since the 1966 World Cup.
Where Can You Watch The Euro 2020 Final?
The Euro 2020 Final is being shown live on both BBC1 and ITV. Don’t worry if you can’t get to the pub or a house party for the game, as you’ll be able to watch on mobile devices via BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.
How Many Fans Will There Be At The Euro 2020 Final?
It was great to have lots of fans at the Euro 2020 semi-finals and the atmosphere for the Euro 2020 Final should be even better with over 60,000 fans being allowed to watch the final at Wembley.
What Are The Best Odds For The Euro 2020 Final?
The bookmakers make England the favourites to beat Italy at Wembley and England are a best-priced 7/4 (2.75) to win the match in normal time. 2/1 (3.00) is the best price you’ll get about a win for Italy, while the England vs Italy draw is also 2/1.
You can also bet on either team to lift the trophy at any time (including after extra time or penalties, with England available at 5/6 (1.83), while Italy are evens (2.00).
9/2 is the price for either team to win in extra time, while you can have 10/1 if you can pick which team will be leading after 12020 minutes. It’s also 9/2 for the Euro 2020 Final to be decided in a penalty shootout, with both teams available at 10/1 to win the shootout.
Where Are England In The FIFA World Rankings?
England are ranked fourth in the FIFA world rankings, behind only Belgium, France, and Brazil.
Where Are Italy In The FIFA World Rankings?
Italy are ranked seventh in the FIFA world rankings, behind the four teams mentioned above, as well as Portugal and Spain.
England vs Italy Head-To-Heads
England have played Italy 27 times in a history that dates back to their first match in 1933. Italy have won 11 times, while England have won eight times, and there have been eight draws. Their last two matches in 202015 and 202018 were friendlies and both games ended 1-1.
Italy beat England 1-0 at the 202014 World Cup, while they drew 0-0 at Euro 12 and at the 1997 World Cup.
England’s 2-1 win over Denmark in the semi-finals meant England didn’t manage to keep six consecutive clean sheets at Euro 2020. But England still impressed more in defence than in attack. The fact the match was 1-1 at full-time meant England’s record of straight victories also came to an end after wins over Ukraine 4-0, Germany 2-0, Czech Republic (1-0), Scotland (0-0), Croatia (1-0), Iceland (4-0), San Marino (5-0), Albania (2-0), Poland (2-1), Austria (1-0), and Romania (1-0).
Italy extended their unbeaten run to 32 games after their semifinal win over Spain and they’ve now knocked out two of the big teams in Belgium and Spain. But having kept 11 consecutive clean sheets before their win over Austria, they’ve also conceded a goal in each of their last three matches.
Who Will Win The Euro 2020 Finals?
The fact that the Euro 2020 Final is being played at Wembley should be an advantage to England, but Italy also showed that Wembley suits their style of play in their win over Spain.
There is little in the FIFA World Rankings, with England ranked fourth and Italy ranked seventh, and both teams come into the final on the back of impressive unbeaten runs.
England have had the easiest run, taking seven points from a poor group, while Germany looked like a shadow of their former glories before and during their match with England. England inflicted the Ukraine’s third defeat on them in the tournament in their quarterfinals but battled well to beat an underrated Denmark side to reach the final.
Italy cruised through another poor group with three straight victories, although Austria gave them plenty to think about. Italy then had the more difficult run to the final and they must be commended for beating both Belgium and Spain.
Italy have also had one day more to recover from those exertions than England, but the Italians looked to have suffered more injuries and a greater level of exhaustion than the English players during their respective semi-finals.
Best Bets For Euro 2020 Final
A seven-goal thriller would be an apt end to what has been an exciting Euro 2020 tournament but that’s unlikely in a match featuring two teams that have conceded just four goals between them.
Most Euro Finals have also been low-scoring affairs. Seven of the last ten finals have featured less than 2.5 goals, with three of the last four ending 1-0. Ironically, Italy have lost their last two finals in 202000 and 202012 with score-lines of 2-1 and 4-0.
Under 2.5 goals will be many people’s idea of the best Euro 2020 Final bet, but the bookies, sadly, agree with this and 8/15 is the general price. The draw at 2/1 is tempting, with 1-1 the favoured score-line at around 11/2.
But whether England’s name is destined to be on the trophy or not, I get the feeling that English fans are going to have to watch their team go right to the wire, with the dreaded penalty shootout fancied to be needed to settle the Euro 2020 Final.
England are 10/1 to win on penalties but, to make the thought of defeat just about bearable, I’ll take the 9/2 for the Euro 2020 Final to be won by either team on penalties at 9/2 (5.50).
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