Italy are in red hot form after a blistering 3-0 win over Turkey on an opening day. They scored that amount of goal for the first time in European Championship history. The Azzurri will be motivated by their attacking style of play to gain further points in their next Group A clash against Switzerland.
Manager Vladimir Petkovic won't be happy for the visitors to come off from their game against Wales with just a point. Switzerland created plenty but failed to bury most of them and were criticized for being too defensive at the bragging moment. Now they face a bigger test in Italy to gain any point to be in the qualification race.
Italy vs Switzerland Match Details :
When: Wednesday, June 16th/ Thursday, June 17th
Timings: 00:30 (IST), 21:00 (CET)
Where: Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy
Recent Form (Last 5 games)
ITA vs SWT Dream 11 Team News :
Injuries & Suspensions
Roberto Manchini's side still won't be having Marco Verratti service against Switzerland but he will definitely available in the last game against Sweden. He has overcome the long-standing injury problem but needs time to gain match fitness. It means Manuel Locatelli will continue to play the anchoring role for Italy.
Azzurri will mostly be unchanged from their first game, however, the right-back position will change. Alessandro Florenzi is struggling with a calf problem and he will make way for Napoli's Di Lorenzo. The rest of the squad is available for selection.
Switzerland have called up goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to replace Jonas Omlin. Unfortunately, he suffered an ankle injury while training on Saturday. Yan Sommer will start in between the sticks anyway. Other set of players are fit.
ITA vs SWT Predicted Lineups :
Italy: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Spinazzola, Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Domenico Berardi, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne
Switzerland: Yan Sommer; Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schar, Kevin Mbabu, Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler, Ricardo Rodriguez, Xherdan Shaqiri, Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic
ITA vs SWT Head to Head :
Italy have managed to win only once in 5 previous meetings with Switzerland with no losses to their name. They have drawn the other four. The Swiss army got better of Azzurri at a major international competition last time only back in 1993 World Cup. This is the seventh meeting between the sides in European Championship.
ITA vs SWT Dream 11 Team Prediction :
GK: Gianluigi Donarumma (Ita)
DEF: Nico Elvedi (Swt), Giorgio Chiellini (Ita), Fabian Schar (Swt), Leonardo Spinazzola (Ita)
MID: Manuel Locatelli (Ita), Jorginho (Ita), Nicolo Barella (Ita), Xherdan Shaqiri (Swt)
FW: Ciro Immobile (Ita), Breel Embolo (Swt)
Manual Locatelli will keep his place in the team in Marco Verratti's absence supported by fellow Italians Nicolo Barella and Jorginho. Xherdan Shaqiri will be there to notch an assist or two & Ciro Immobile and Breel Embolo had already found the back of the net in the tournament.
Leonardo Spinazzola produced an outstanding performance against Turkey and was rightly voted the star of the match. His bombing runs from the left and crosses will be productive. He makes it into every fantasy team.
Prediction: Italy 2-0 Switzerland
It will be another comfortable day for Italy as they look to stamp their authority in Euro 2020. Gaining maximum points from the fixture will guarantee their place in Round of 16. Switzerland have to do all against Turkey to escape the group stage.
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