The U21 European Championship is reaching its end, and we entered the knockout stage with the 4 best teams in the competition.
We decided to make a preview of Spain and Italy semi-finals which is in our opinion the biggest game in the contest so far.
There has been a lot of controversies before this match, but there is no doubt that it will be a magnificent game, regardless of the circumstances of it.
Spain U21 Preview
The Spanish side has been probably the most dominant team in this competition. They finished the group stage with all three victories with a fantastic goal difference. 9 scored goals and only one allowed. Therefore, we have to add that so far in this championship Spain displayed the best performances.
Their form is excellent at the moment, as they have 5 straight victories.
When looking the previous 10 matches of the Red Fury, they put down 7 wins and three draws.
The game against Serbia, which they have won 1-0, was the first after 4 consecutive in which they scored at least two goals.
Italy U21 Preview
There has been a lot of controversy around Italy and Germany game, which ended in favour of the Italians 1-0. That was the exact result which allowed for both selections to advance to the semifinals. Any other outcome would eliminate one of them. The result was suspicious for many experts and fans. Speculations about some kind of deal between these two selections emerged instantly.
Italy under 21 finished the group stage with two victories and a defeat against the Czech Republic, and in both victories, they kept a clean sheet. After an easy win against the Denmark, game against the Czech Republic exposed many weaknesses in the Italian game.
We are not going to take into the consideration the last fixture against Germany because of above-mentioned circumstances.
The Italians have been inconsistent lately, as they have 3 defeats in the last 6 games. And in each of those losses they allowed two or more goals.
Spain U21 vs Italy U21 Head to head
In late March, these two teams met in a friendly international game in which Spain won. The final result was 2-1, but everything was already decided in the first half. Until the 45th-minute, the Spaniards had a two-goal lead. Throughout the whole event, the Spanish national team was much better and didn’t allow many chances for the Italians to score.
Spain U21 vs Italy U21 Prediction
As we said previously, in the past few articles, we think that Spain has probably one of the best teams in the history of this competition. They are the biggest favourites for winning the title, and this is precisely why we have to suggest to bet on them in this particular event.
Also, our opinion is that they are going to win with at least 2 goal margin, so there is a possibility for you to play this because Bet365 offers excellent odds.