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Italy vs Austria Predictions & Tips - Italy to continue winning to nil at Euro 2020

  • Italy vs Austria preview, predictions, tips & team news
  • The Euro 2020 Round of 16 match is being played at 8pm BST on Saturday
  • Italy have won to nil in their last 11 matches
  • Austria who have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches
  • I am backing Italy to win to nil at Wembley
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Eddy Tora 26 Jun 2021
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Italy vs Austria Predictions


Italy are the form team at Euro 2020 and playing with plenty of confidence. After winning to nil in their last 11 matches, the Azzurri are backed to win to nil against Austria.

  • Italy have won 24 of their last 27 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have won to nil in their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have won by 2+ goals in 10 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Austria (all competitions).
  • Austria have lost 3 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Austria have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Italy have a 17-12 advantage against Austria with 8 draws in 37 matches.

Austria have not beaten Italy since 1960, a run of 13 consecutive matches.

Italy Form 


Italy have won 24 of their last 27 matches and won to nil in their last 11 matches. They are playing with plenty of confidence and one of the favourites to win Euro 2020.

The Azzurri began the tournament with a 3-0 win against Turkey. They took the lead through an own goal before strikes to Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne wrapped it up.

Roberto Mancini’s side beat Switzerland 3-0 with Manuel Locatelli bagging a brace and Immobile scoring once again. 

Italy beat Wales 1-0 in their final group game. Matteo Pessina scored the winner in a match they dominated with 69% possession and 23-3 shots.

Italy Injuries & Team News


Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu 
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson Palmieri, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti
Attackers: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori

Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini remains injured but Roberto Mancini has plenty of options. 

Marco Verratti is expected to keep his place next to Jorginho with Manuel Locatelli and Nicolo Barella battling it out for the third spot. 

Centre back Giorgio Chiellini was injured against Switzerland and is doubtful. Francesco Acerbi or Alessandro Bastoni should start next to Leonardo Bonucci in central defence. 

Alessandro Florenzi is doubtful which could see Giovanni Di Lorenzo start at right back.

Austria Form


Austria had a poor preparation for Euro 2020. They won one of their six previous matches which included a 4-0 home defeat to Denmark in the World Cup qualifiers.

Franco Foda’s side started Euro 2020 with a 3-1 win against North Macedonia. Stefan Lainer, Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic all scored in Bucharest.

Austria then suffered a 2-0 defeat against Netherlands. They struggled to create clear cut chances in Amsterdam with one shot on target.

Austria’s last match was a 1-0 win against Ukraine. Christoph Baumgartner opened the scoring in the 21st minute and they did well to restrict Ukraine to one shot on target.

Austria Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Alexander Schlager, Pavao Pervan, Daniel Bachmann
Defenders: Andreas Ulmer, Aleksandar Dragović, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Posch, David Alaba, Philipp Lienhart, Christopher Trimmel, Stefan Lainer, Marco Friedl
Midfielders: Stefan Ilsanker, Florian Grillitsch, Julian Baumgartlinger (captain), Louis Schaub, Alessandro Schöpf, Christoph Baumgartner, Valentino Lazaro, Xaver Schlager, Konrad Laimer
Forwards: Marko Arnautović, Marcel Sabitzer, Michael Gregoritsch, Karim Onisiwo, Saša Kalajdžić

Florian Grillitsch started in midfield against Ukraine which should continue here.

Martin Hintereger, Konrad Laimer, Valentino Lazaro and Christoph Baumgartner are doubtful.

Julian Baumgartlinger should be available after a overcoming an adductor problem.

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Verdict

Italy are on an incredible run of form, winning to nil in their last 11 matches. There is no reason to expect a different result against Austria.

Best Bet: Italy Win Full Time Result @-181.82 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Italy Win To Nil @125.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Italy Win 2-0 Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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