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
|06 Jul 2021||Italy 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 2016||Italy 2-0 Spain||Euro 2016|
|24 Mar 2016||Italy 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
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.