This Sunday Wembley Stadium will host the Euro 2020 final match between Italy and England. While England required 120 minutes to beat Denmark 2-1 in the semi-finals, Roberto Mancini’s side qualified for the final after winning a tense penalty shootout against Spain. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are attempting to make their own chapter of history in their first major tournament final in 55 years and it’s been 53 years since Italy won the trophy. Here is all you need to know about Italy vs England prediction and lineup for Euro 2020 final match.
Italy lineup: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Jorginho, Barrella, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Federico Chiesa was pulled off in Italy’s penalty shootout victory over Spain on Tuesday and now his fitness is being questioned. Domenico Berardi is ready to take the lead.
England lineup: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane
England won over Denmark without suffering any casualties.
Although Gareth Southgate may well remain with the same lineup as on Wednesday night for the final, he will choose between a back three and a back four.
The only real question is who will start with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling up front, with Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, and Jadon Sancho all in contention.
Italy vs England Prediction
Italy reached Euro 2020 final defeating Spain to win the tournament after 1968. England beat Denmark 2-1 in extra time to advance to the final since 1966. Both sides are strong on defense to shut out the opposition. Both teams have the attacking wits to get past the other’s defense. There’s no doubt that this will be a game to remember.
England hasn’t beaten Italy in their last six big tournament matches, but they have home advantage on Sunday night. On Sunday, expect another nail-biter between two excellent teams.
However, the two countries have drawn two 1-1 friendly matches since 2015, and a win for England at Wembley would be the first time they have ever beaten Italy in a major competition.
Our Prediction: Italy 2-2 England (a.e.t, Italy to win on penalties)