UEFA Euro 2020 odds, picks, predictions: European soccer expert reveals best bets for Italy vs. Switzerland
Italy will try to carry over its dominance from its opener when it hosts Switzerland on Wednesday in a 2020 UEFA European Championship group-stage match in Rome. The Italians beat Turkey 3-0 while Switzerland and Wales played to a 1-1 draw in their openers at Euro 2020, which was postponed for almost a year because of the pandemic. Italy was one of two teams, along with Belgium, to win all its games in Euro 2020 qualifying, and it dominated on both ends in the match against Turkey. Switzerland went 5-2-1 in its eight qualifying matches and it missed numerous chances against Wales on Saturday.
Kickoff from Stadio Olimpico is set for 3 p.m. ET. Italy is the -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100) in the latest Switzerland vs. Italy odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before you lock in any Italy vs. Switzerland picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine’s Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
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Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Italy vs. Switzerland at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Switzerland vs. Italy:
Switzerland vs. Italy spread: Italy -0.5Switzerland vs. Italy over-under: 2.5 goalsSwitzerland vs. Italy money line: Switzerland +525, Italy -170, Draw +280SWI: Mario Gavranovic has 61 goals over the past four years with Dinamo ZagrebITA: Italy has outscored opponents 82-14 in 33 matches under manager Roberto ManciniWhy you should back Italy
The Azzurri has talent and depth and boasts a strong mix of veterans and youth. The young players have brought a new energy to the squad, which is unbeaten in its past 24 matches. It has not conceded a goal in its last nine while scoring 28 goals during that span. Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini form a stifling pair on defense, and they have a tremendous rapport after playing together with Juventus for more than a decade. They are backed by star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who tied for the Serie A lead with 14 clean sheets for AC Milan at age 22.
The four-time World Cup champs have not won the Euros since 1968, but they have been resurgent under manager Roberto Mancini. They lost twice in the first four months after he took over in 2018 and have not suffered a setback since. Italy has plenty of talent up front, with the pace of Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne confounding defenders. Both scored against Turkey, and they have 10 goals in 11 combined Euro 2020 appearances.
Why you should back Switzerland
The Swiss will be determined to finish their chances this time around after a disappointing draw in the opener. Breel Embolo is a strong finisher and caused a lot of trouble for Wales. He scored the lone goal and set up numerous chances for his teammates. Hari Seferovic, who had 22 league goals for Benfica this season, and Mario Gavranovic, who scored 17 for Dinamo Zagreb, also are potent scorers who could test Italy’s defense. Gavranovic had a hat trick in a 7-0 win against Liechtenstein that was part of a six-game Switzerland win streak before Saturday’s draw.
The core players for the Swiss team play for some of the top teams in the world, and the midfield is a strength. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) and Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach) are all creative players. Zakaria also is a fierce defender, using his strength and 6-foot-4 frame to overpower opponents. Switzerland has scored in 10 straight games and was held off the score sheet just once in qualifying. Goalkeeper Yann Sommer has the second-most clean sheets in the Bundesliga over the past three seasons with 26.
How to make Switzerland vs. Italy Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Italy vs. Switzerland from every possible angle. He’s leaning under on the goal total (2.5) and has locked in a strong pick on one side. He also has two other best bets that offer plus-money payouts. He’s only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins Italy vs. Switzerland in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Switzerland vs. Italy, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.