Italy is hosting Switzerland at Stadio Olimpico in round 2 of Group A in the Euro Cup 2021. Of all the teams in the Euro Cup, Italy has looked the best, and they are on a 9-game winning streak. Switzerland is a solid team, but once again they started a major tournament badly.
Italy is in absolutely brilliant form, and during their 9-game winning streak, Italy hasn’t conceded a single goal. In their first game of the Euro Cup, Italy was the dominant team with an impressive 63% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. It took a while for Italy to score a goal, but once they did, the flood gates opened. Italy has scored 2 more goals after that, and they have won this match 0-3. Immobile and Insigne have each scored 1 goal for Italy so far, and they are expected to be in the starting lineup once again. Italy is playing great soccer on both ends, they are solid defensively, they dominate the midfield, and their offense is capable of scoring goals out of nothing really fast. Overall, I think Italy was one of the favorites to win this competition, and now I’m even more sure of it.
Switzerland was playing against Wales in their tournament opener, and they were the better team with 64% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. Switzerland has created a ton of chances, and if they were just a bit more focused, they would have won that match. The final result of this game was 1-1. Embolo is the only goalscorer for Switzerland with 1 goal so far in this tournament. Shaqiri has added 1 assist. With this draw, Switzerland is in 2nd place, which isn’t bad considering that is the spot they are aiming for, but I don’t think another draw will be enough for them to stay there. In the major competitions, Switzerland didn’t have a lot of success, but they are a good team with good players, they are playing solid soccer on both ends, and I think they will advance to the next stage of this competition, but I think it will come down to the last game against Turkey.
When playing at home, Italy has not lost to Switzerland in their last 9 games, and Italy is now undefeated in their last 28 games. With a win here, Italy will confirm their spot in the next stage, and I think they will do it. I see Italy continuing their winning streak, and their streak without a conceded goal.