On Wednesday, October 6, in Milan, Italy, Italy and Spain will meet at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in the UEFA Nations League 20/21 semifinals.
Italy football team
The Italian national team made it to the semifinals of the League of Nations thanks to the occupied first line in Group 1, League A. Behind the Italians left the Netherlands, Poland and Bosnia. The Dutch, the Italian squad were ahead by one point, without losing a single meeting in the tournament. In addition, the Italians won the Dutch in one of the meetings, in the other they drew.
Italians are the winners of the last UEFA EURO 2020. In the final, they defeated England on penalties (3-2). In general, the Italian team from the beginning of the championship has already demonstrated the championship game and deservedly took the trophy.
In qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Italy leads its Group C with 14 points, without losing a single meeting out of six (four wins and two draws). At the same time, only one goal was conceded, and 12 were scored. In the last game played, the Italians defeated Lithuania (5: 0).
Spain soccer team
The Spaniards made their way to the semifinals thanks to the first line in Group 4, where Germany, Switzerland and Ukraine were left behind. In total, in six games of the group stage, they managed to score 11 points, with 13 goals scored and three goals conceded. Only one meeting was lost: Ukraine (0: 1).
Spain, held this summer’s European Championship 2020, had a good time, winning bronze medals. The Spaniards did not lose to anyone in the group, but came out from the second place.
And in the semifinals, the Spaniards met with Italy, which they lost in a penalty shootout (2: 4). Olmo and Morata failed to score from the penalty spot.
The Spaniards are now taking part in the selection for the 2022 World Cup, where they are in the first line in Group B, ahead of Sweden by four points, despite the fact that the Swedes have two games in reserve. In the last two games in September, the Spaniards have won. First Georgia (4: 0), then Kosovo (2: 0)
Prediction for the match Italy – Spain
Italy and Spain played in the following five head-to-head games:
03.24.16 Italy – Spain 1: 1;
06/27/16 Italy – Spain 2: 0;
06.10.16 Italy – Spain 1: 1;
09/02/17 Spain – Italy 3: 0;
07/06/21 Italy – Spain 1: 1 (4: 2 on penalties).
The national teams of Italy and Spain are now some of the best teams on the planet. They have proved this more than once at the last championships. We are waiting for an interesting confrontation between neighboring countries with a set of good and high-quality players. I don’t think there will be many goals in this meeting, after all, the defensive line of both teams has a reliable stronghold, and in the last five head-to-head meetings there have never been more than three goals. I still give preference to the Italians in this match, who will play at home.
The main markets offered by 1xbet.ng app download for this game:
Italy’s victory – 2.46;
Spain win – 3.20
Draw – 3.15;
F1 (0) – 1.77;
1X – 1.35;
TM (3) – 1.34.
Probable outcome: F1 (0), 1X, TM (3).