Italy U21 v Spain U21 Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th June 2019

Spain can win heavyweight duel

Italy U21 v Spain U21 Betting Tips – UEFA U21 Championships, 16th June 8.00pm

This is likely to be the group decider at the UEFA U21 Championships. Italy and Spain are the powerhouses in the group and so the winner of this will get a great leg up. These are the two most successful nations in the history of the tournament. It’s going to be a wonderful occasion and it is a sell out in Bologna. Read our predictions for Italy U21 v Spain U21.

Italy U21 v Spain U21 Betting Odds*

Spain 6/4
Italy 17/10
Draw 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 6:20 p.m.)

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Italy U21 News and Form

This is a big battle to open the group with. Italy have won this tournament 5 times, Spain 4 making them the most successful nations in the tournament history. Just two years ago in the 2017 edition, both Spain and Italy topped their respective groups. Italy went on to lose against Spain in a big semi-final duel. The Italians are the hosts of the tournament and this is a sold out match in Bologna. This is their 10th appearance in the Finals and they have made it to the semi-finals at least in six of their last nine.

Borja Mayoral/Spain Score Win Double
9/2

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They have struggled for wins though as they are only W3 D1 L4 in their last eight games in the actual UEFA U21 Championships. Italy have played a total of 17 friendly matches since the close of the last Championships. They have taken a W7 D4 L6 record from those games. Their last win was back in October 2018 and they have done D2 L2 since then. Moise Kean is their big hope up front and he is at 21/10 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 6:20 p.m.)

Italy U21 v Spain U21 Head to Head

Spain are W4 D2 L3 in 9 previous European U21 Championship meetings
The Spaniards have scored 14 to Italy’s 12 in those Euro U21 Championship meetings
The Italians have lost the last two meetings with Spain
They met for a friendly in 2017 with Spain winning 3-0

Key-Facts – Italy U21 v Spain U21

  • Italy were beaten by Spain in the semi finals two years ago
  • Spain have won their last eight group stage games
  • Italy have won none of their last four games played

 

Spain U21 News and Form

Spain have been to three of the last four finals of this tournament. They have won two of those three appearances. They were favourites two years ago to get another but suffered a 1-0 loss in the Final against Germany. When they faced up against Italy in the semifinals two years ago, it was Saul Niguez who got all of their goals in a 3-1 win. Once again Spain have a star-studded squad with quality like Borja Mayoral, Carlos Soler and Dani Ceballos.

Spain have made it past the group stage in five of their six previous tournament appearances. So they have such a wonderful track record. In their qualification campaign, Spain won all but one of their ten games. Their loss against Germany in the 2017 Final snapped a ten-match unbeaten streak in competitive U21 matches (W7 D3). Spain are on an eight-match winning streak in group stage games at the U21 Championships. They will be expected to push for the title again.

Italy U21 v Spain U21 Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 23/20
Spain to win & both teams to score at 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 6:20 p.m.)

Italy U21 v Spain U21 Predictions

Spain to win: It’s a great fixture between two teams who could easily go on and win the event. Italy are just a little bit out of form though, but Spain are ticking over nicely and they should be the front runners at the end of the day. It’s going to a competitive spectacle, but Spain to win & both teams to score.


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