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UEFA Nations League: Italy vs Spain | Match Preview and Prediction

Italy and Spain set to face off each other in the UEFA Nations League semi-final on Wednesday evening at San Siro.

Italy, the reigning European champions will face Spain, in another high-profile fixture between two nations, and will have a chance to secure another trophy this year. The Azzuri are in fine form and have been unbeaten in 37 games.   

While Spain will want to avenge their Euro 2020 defeat, the Iberians will be prepared for this fixture, as the stakes are high. Luis Enrique did a decent job by reaching the semi-final of Euro 2020, and will once again want his team to be the better side in this game. 

Italy vs Spain: Last 5 Results

Date Result Event 
06 Jul 2021Italy 4-2 Spain (pens)Euro 2020
02 Sep 2017 Spain 3-0 Italy FIFA World Cup
06 Oct 2016 Italy 1-1 Spain FIFA World Cup
27 Jun 2016Italy 2-0 Spain Euro 2016
24 Mar 2016Italy 1-1 Spain International friendly 

Italy vs Spain: Trivia 

  • Italy won their second Euro Championship earlier this year, the last time they won was in 1968 on home soil.
  • Italy has become the first-ever team to keep the longest unbeaten streak in International football.
  • Spain and Germany are the most successful team in Euro, having won three editions each.
  • Spain have now been beaten by Italy twice in a major tournament, Euro 2012 and 2020.

Italy vs Spain: Flashback 

Italy vs Spain: Predicted XI

Italy Predicted XI (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, Nico Barella, Marco Verratti; Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile

Spain Predicted XI (4-3-3): David de Gea, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Reguilon, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Koke; Pablo Sarabia, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ferran Torres

Italy vs Spain: Form Guide

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Italy vs Spain: Nations League Prediction 

This will be a neck-to-neck game as Luis Enrique would not want another defeat. Both teams are well-matched and have the highest quality players in their ranks. We think Italy are capable of winning this contest as they have a more experienced squad compared to Spain’s young squad. 

This game will go on penalty shootout and Italy will emerge victoriously in the Nations League semi-final against Spain.

Match Prediction: Italy 3-2 Spain (penalties) 

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