In Rome’s iconic Stadio Olimpico Italy will face local rivals Switzerland on Wednesday. The Azzurri simply need a point to qualify but their less illustrious neighbors, after a disheartening draw with Wales in Group A, are looking for their first win of Euro 2020. Here is what you should know about Italy vs Switzerland prediction and lineup.
Italy lineup: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
Alessandro Florenzi sustained a calf injury in their 3-0 win over Turkey and will miss Wednesday’s match against Switzerland as a consequence. Giovani Di Lorenzo from Napoli is slated to fill in at right-back.
After failing to take his chance in midfield in Italy’s group opener, Manuel Locatelli could be substituted in central midfield. As he recovers from a knee injury, Marco Verratti remains a question mark.
Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi, from Juventus, are vying to replace Domenico Berardi in attack, but Roberto Mancini may stick with the same front three following their 3-0 win against Turkey.
Switzerland lineup: Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Schar; Mbabu, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic
Breel Embolo started up front against Wales, and it proved to be the right selection, as he scored and was named WhoScored Man of the Match.
In midweek, Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic may include Gladbach’s Denis Zakaria into the starting XI.
Haris Seferovic is likely to play against Italy but after missing several decent chances against Wales he must improve.
Italy kicked off the Euro 2020 tournament with a 3-0 victory over Turkey. After several squandered opportunities Switzerland had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Wales.
Both the teams have played draw in their last three matches, the most recent of which occurred in 2010.
Italy is on a nine-game winning streak and hasn’t conceded in that time, although Switzerland surprised many with their performance against Wales
Italy, on the other hand, is well-versed in patient probing, and not only do they have Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne to open the most tightly-bolted back door, but they can also rely on electrifying winger Federico Chiesa to make the difference if necessary.
Our Prediction: Italy 2-0 Switzerland