This is set to be a highly anticipated matchup between two powerhouses of European football. Italy have the psychological advantage of a six-game unbeaten run against England and are looking to stamp their authority on Group C’s top-spot. England, meanwhile, are looking to win their first major European trophy since 1966 and are led by Gareth Southgate, who is just one win away from becoming the third manager to win 50 games in charge of England.
Both sides have plenty of talent they can call upon, with Vincenzo Grifo and Harry Kane looking to be key players in this match. With Italy scoring exactly once in four of the last five H2Hs, this could be a tight affair with plenty of drama.
While both teams have had strong performances in their recent matches, their head-to-head record suggests that they tend to cancel each other out. In their last five encounters, there have been two draws and three matches with only one goal scored. Given this trend and the defensive strength of both teams, I predict a low-scoring draw with a final score of 1-1.
Full-time Result: Draw
Total Goals (Over/Under 2.5): Under 2.5
BTTS (Both Teams to Score): No
Scorecast: Italy 1-1 England