Euro 2020 final odds, picks, predictions: European soccer expert reveals best bets for England vs. Italy
Italy is looking for its dominance to pay off with a major piece of hardware when it faces England on Sunday in the Euro 2020 final at London’s Wembley Stadium. The Italians have been on a mission since failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and they have gone unbeaten in 33 straight, dating back almost three years. Now, the four-time World Cup champions face a high-powered England squad that will have the backing of the fans in the stands, and the entire nation, as it seeks a major trophy to add to its 1966 World Cup. Neither team yields many goals, but both boast prolific scorers, so something will need to give.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. England is the +160 favorite (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line in William Hill Sportsbook’s latest Italy vs. England odds, while Italy is the +210 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is 1.5. Before locking in any England vs. Italy picks or Euro 2020 predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He’s having a stellar Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating well over $1,200 in profit for $100 bettors entering the final.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at England vs Italy. You can head to SportsLine now to see his Euro 2020 picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Italy vs. England:
Italy vs. England: England -0.5 (+155)Italy vs. England over-under: 1.5 goals (over -170, under +140)Italy vs. England 90-minute money line: Italy +210, England +160, Draw +190Italy: Gianluigi Donnarumma has allowed seven goals over his past 21 national-team starts.England: Raheem Sterling has 15 goals and eight assists in his past 23 international matches.Why you should back England
The Three Lions have been able to win with either an offensive-minded or defense-backed approach, and 60,000 vocal fans will try to propel them to a title. England has allowed two goals over its past 12 games, and it has scored eight in its past three. Harry Kane scored the winner against Denmark in extra time, and he has been one of the most prolific attackers in the world. He led the Premier League in goals and assists last season and is joined by a red-hot Raheem Sterling. Sterling’s open run in the box forced the own goal that tied the semifinal match.
The England stars are bolstered by endless talented options, with Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish among the dangerous playmakers and Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Henderson relentless in midfield. The defense is in good hands with John Stones and Harry Maguire holding down the middle, and they could cause problems on the offensive end against an Italy squad that has appeared vulnerable on set pieces. The defenders are backed by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who has allowed 19 goals in 37 starts for England.
Why you should back Italy
Italy has not lost a match since September 2018 and has scored in all but two of the 33 games while posting 23 clean sheets. Italy is 11-8-8 all-time against England, but six of the Three Lions’ wins were before 1980 and the Italians have won both previous Euro matchups. They won a 1980 group-stage meeting 1-0 and prevailed on penalties after a scoreless draw in a 2012 semifinal before losing to Spain. Italy has been runner-up twice since winning the 1968 title. Italy will have an extra day of rest after both teams won grueling extra-time semifinal matches.
Italy prevailed in a shootout Tuesday, and this could be another grinding affair. Juventus defensive stalwarts Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci are tough to crack, and Gianluigi Donnarumma is the best young goalkeeper in the world. But the Italians have the scoring prowess if it becomes a back-and-forth match and have scored at least twice in 12 of their last 14. Marco Verratti, Nicolo Barella and Jorginho form a dynamic midfield, and Federico Chiesa has emerged as a strong complement to star attackers Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne.
How to make Italy vs. England Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed the Italy vs. England matchup from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also has revealed a pair of best bets, including one with a plus-money payout. He’s only sharing those Euro 2020 picks at SportsLine.
So who wins England vs. Italy? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for England vs. Italy, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $1,200 for $100 bettors at Euro 2020, and find out.