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Italy U17 vs Portugal U17 Predictions & Tips - Portugal to Win the European Championship Final

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Last updated: 04 Jun 2024
Eddy Tora 04 Jun 2024
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Rodrigo Mora
Rodrigo Mora has scored 5 goals at the 2024 European U17 Championships (Getty)

Italy U17 vs Portugal U17 Preview


Portugal came through a tough group and came back from the death in the semi-finals. Rodrigo Mora can steer Portugal to victory against Italy in the European U17 Championship final.
  • Italy U17 vs Portugal U17 Preview
  • Stats
  • Head to Head
  • Italy U17 Form
  • Italy U17 Squad & Team News
  • Portugal U17 Form
  • Portugal U17 Squad & Team News

Stats


  • Italy U17 have scored in their last 9 matches.
  • Italy U17 have seen BTTS in their last 2 matches.
  • Portugal U17 have won 6 of their last 8 matches against Italy U17.
  • Portugal U17 have scored in 17 of their last 18 matches.
  • Portugal U17 have seen BTTS in their last 6 matches.

Head to Head


Portugal U17 have a 6-1 advantage against Italy U17 with 1 draw in 10 matches.

They last met in the 2019 UEFA U17 Euro quarter-finals, Italy winning 1-0 in Dublin.

Italy U17 Form


Italy had a strong start at the European U17 Championship, beating Poland 2-0 despite Andrea Natali’s 53rd minute red card. They beat Slovakia 2-0 thanks to goals from Francesco Camarda and Mattia Liberali.

Massimiliano Favo’s side ended the group stage with a 2-1 win against Sweden, overcoming a 1-0 deficit with CristianCama and Camarda scoring late goals.

Italy were fortunate to get past England in the quarter-finals, holding on in the second half before winning the penalty shootout. Federico Coletta scored the winner in a comfortable 1-0 victory against Denmark in the semi-finals.

Italy U17 Squad & Team News


Position
Player
Club
Goalkeeper Diogo Ferreira Benfica
Goalkeeper Miguel Gouveia Sporting CP
Defender Martim Cunha Porto
Defender Rafael Mota Sporting CP
Defender Afonso Sousa Braga
Defender Duarte Soares Benfica
Defender Rui Silva Benfica
Defender Edgar Mota Braga
Midfielder João Simões Sporting CP
Midfielder Afonso Meireles Vitória
Midfielder Eduardo Felicíssimo Sporting CP
Midfielder Tiago Ferreira Braga
Midfielder David Daiber Bayern Munich
Midfielder Rodrigo Mora Porto
Forward João Trovisco Braga
Forward Cardoso Varela Porto
Forward Gabriel Silva Sporting CP
Forward Geovany Quenda Sporting CP
Forward Eduardo Fernandes Benfica
Forward Afonso Patrão Braga

Goalkeeper Alessandro Longoni is dealing with concussion which could see Massimo Pessina continue in goal.

Federico Coletta, Mattia Liberali and Francesco Camarda have scored two goals each.

Portugal U17 Form


Portugal were drawn in a tough group at the European U17 Championship, getting off to a winning start after overcoming an early deficit to beat Spain 2-1, Cardoso Varela and Rodrigo Mora on target.

The Equipa das Quinas thrashed England 4-1, Mora bagging a brace followed by goals to Gabriel Silva and Afonso Patrão. They lost 2-1 against France in their final group game but had done enough to top Group D.

João Santos’ side beat Poland 2-1 in the quarter-finals, Eduardo Felicíssimo scoring early and Mora restoring the advantage in the second half.

Portugal looked down and out in the semi-finals where they were losing 2-0 at half-time against Serbia. An own goal got them back in the contest, Mora equalising in the 89th minute and João Trovisco scoring in added time.

Portugal U17 Squad & Team News


Position
Player
Club
Goalkeeper Massimo Pessina Bologna
Goalkeeper Alessandro Longoni AC Milan
Defender Emanuel Benjamin Real Madrid
Defender Cristian Cama Roma
Defender Francesco Verde Juventus
Defender Christian Garofalo Napoli
Defender Lamine Ballo Inter Milan
Defender Andrea Natali Barcelona
Defender Federico Nardin Roma
Defender Giovanni Lauricella Empoli
Midfielder Matteo Mantini Inter Milan
Midfielder Federico Coletta Roma
Midfielder Alessandro Di Nunzio Roma
Midfielder Emanuele Sala AC Milan
Midfielder Matteo Lontani Juventus
Midfielder Andrea Orlandi Empoli
Forward Francesco Camarda AC Milan
Forward Mattia Liberali AC Milan
Forward Mattia Mosconi (c) Inter Milan
Forward Thomas Campaniello Empoli

Rafael Mota missed the Serbia match through injury with Afonso Sousa set to start once again.

Eduardo Fernandes could start on the left wing in place of Cardoso Varela.

Rodrigo Mora has scored five goals in the tournament.

Verdict

Portugal topped a tough group and Italy rode their luck in the quarter-finals. Portugal have a strong record against Italy and can win again in the European U17 Championship final.

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