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Belgium vs Italy Preview & Tips - Italy tipped to come out on top against fluid Belgium

  • Belgium vs Italy predictions, preview, tips & team news
  • The Euro 2020 quarter-final is being played at 8pm BST on Friday
  • Italy have won to nil in 11 of their last 12 matches
  • I am backing Italy to win in Munich
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Italy have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Belgium (Getty)

Belgium vs Italy Preview & Tips

Italy have only conceded once and with Belgium likely to be missing two key attacking players, we are backing the Azzuri to progress.

  • Belgium have won 11 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have won by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Belgium (all competitions).
  • Italy have won to nil in 11 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Italy have won by 2+ goals in 10 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

Italy have a 14-4 advantage against Belgium with 4 draws in 22 matches.

Belgium Form

Belgium are undefeated in 23 of their last 27 matches. They have won 11 of their last 13 including their first four at Euro 2020.

The Red Devils beat Russia 3-0 with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and Thomas Meunier on target. 

Belgium came from behind to win 2-1 against Denmark in Copenhagen, Kevin De Bruyne coming off the bench to assist Thorgan Hazard and score the winner in the 79th minute.

Roberto Martínez’s side beat Finland 2-0 in Saint Petersburg. They went ahead through an own goal with Lukaku scoring again to wrap it up.

Belgium beat Portugal 1-0 in the Round of 16. Thorgan Hazard scored in the 42nd minute, their only shot on target in the match.

Belgium Injuries & Team News

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Dedryck Boyata, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne
Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne (vice-captain), Youri Tielemans, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Hans Vanaken, Nacer Chadli, Dennis Praet
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard (captain), Dries Mertens, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Leandro Trossard, Jérémy Doku

Timothy Castagne was injured against Russia and is unlikely to play again at Euro 2020.

Eden Hazardand Kevin De Bruyne came off injured against Portugal and are doubtful.

Romelu Lukaku has scored 63 goals in 97 internationals.

Italy Form 

Italy have won 24 of their last 28 matches and won to nil in 11 of their last 12 matches. They are playing with plenty of confidence and one of the favourites to win Euro 2020.

The Azzurri began the tournament with a 3-0 win against Turkey. They then beat Switzerland 3-0 with Manuel Locatelli bagging a brace and Ciro Immobile on target.

Roberto Mancini’s side beat Wales 1-0 in their final group game. Matteo Pessina scored the winner in a match they dominated with 69% possession and 23-3 shots.

Italy did it the hard way against Austria in the Round of 16. The match was tied 0-0 after 90 minutes, goals to Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina establishing a 2-0 lead in extra time as they held on for a 2-1 win.

Italy Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu 
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson Palmieri, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti
Attackers: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori

Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini remains injured but Roberto Mancini has plenty of options. 

Centre back Giorgio Chiellini and full back Alessandro Florenzi are doubtful.

Federico Chiesa could replace Domenico Berardi on the right wing.

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Belgium rarely threatened Portugal and could be missing two influential players. Italy are backed to win and reach the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

Best Bet: Italy Win Full Time Result @2.35 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Italy Win To Nil Win To Nil @3.60 at Unibet - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Italy Win 1-0 Correct Score @7.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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