Euro 2020 Final Preview: Italy vs England, Key-stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Raheem Sterling of England and Lorenzo Pellegrini of Italy
Raheem Sterling of England and Lorenzo Pellegrini of Italy

Italy take on England in the finals of the European Championships on Sunday night, and the Three Lions will be hoping to win their first major international tournament since 1966.

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Key Statistics

Italy are undefeated in their last 18 matches (European Championship).

England are undefeated in their last 9 matches (European Championship).

The last two matches between these two sides have ended in a 1-1 draw. 

Head to head

Italy have won three of the last six matches played between the two teams. England have just one win, and the rest have ended in a draw. 

Latest performances

Italy: WWWWW (Goals for 9, goals against 3)

England: DWWWW (Goals for 9, goals against 1)


Roberto Mancini’s side have been formidable in the tournament so far, and they have managed to get past every challenge thrown at them.

Italy have had a tougher route to the finals, and they will be confident of beating England this week. They have beaten the likes of Spain, Belgium and Switzerland in Euros so far.

Furthermore, the Italians have an impressive head to head record against England, and they are unbeaten against the Three Lions in five of their last six meetings.

Possible Italy starting line-ups

Gianluigi Donnarumma; Emerson Palmieri, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo; Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Nicolo Barella; Federico Chiesa, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile


The Three Lions have made it to the final of the European Championships, and they will be desperate for international glory.

The last time they won a major tournament was the 1966 World Cup, and the fans will be expecting a big performance from the players here.

Italy are an exceptional team with tactical versatility, and Gareth Southgate will have to find a way to nullify them on Sunday.

In comparison to Italy, England have had a much easier route to the finals, and it will be interesting to see how they prepare mentally for a massive game like this.

That said, they have beaten the likes of Croatia and Germany in the tournament so far, and they have what it takes to beat the Italians as well.

England have a poor head to head record against Italy, and they will be looking to make amends this time around.

Possible England starting line-ups

Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling.



Both teams are excellent defensively, and this should be a tight encounter between them.

Italy have a more experienced and balanced squad, and they have a proven track record of doing well in major international tournaments.

This should be a close contest, but the Italians have enough quality to grind out a narrow win.

Italy 2-1 England