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

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Italy face Austria in the round of 16 clash of the European Championships later today. The Azzurri will be confident of booking their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Key Statistics

Italy have won their last 13 matches (European Championship).

Italy have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches (European Championship).

Italy have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 matches (European Championship).

Italy are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Austria in all competitions.

Head to head

  • Italy 16 wins, 8 draw, Austria 11 win. Italy 46 goals scored, 50 conceded in total of 35 meetings. 
  • Italy 4 wins, 1 draw, Austria 0 win. Italy 7 goals scored, 3 conceded in the last five meetings.

Latest performances

Italy: WWWWWW (Goals for 20, Goals against 0).

Austria: LLDWLW (Goals for 6, Goals against 6).


Roberto Mancini’s side have been one of the best teams in the tournament so far and they have proven to be a formidable unit.

There is no doubt that Italy will be firm favourites to go through to the quarter-finals this week.

The home side have kept clean sheets in all of their group games and they managed to win all three matches.

Defensively they have looked well organized and Mancini’s men have been efficient going forward.

They are yet to concede a single goal since October 2020 and they have not lost a match since September 2018.

Predicted Italy starting line-ups

Gianluigi Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Acerbi, Marco Verratti; Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli; Domenico Berardi, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne


The visitors will be the underdogs here but the Italians cannot afford to underestimate them.

Austria picked up wins over northern Macedonia and Ukraine to book their place in the knockout rounds of the competition and they will fancy their chances of pulling off an upset here.

However, they struggled against the Netherlands and Italy are a far better side. They will need a massive stroke of luck to get through to the next round.

Predicted Austria starting line-ups

Daniel Bachmann; Stefan Lainer, Aleksandar Dragović, Martin Hinteregger, David Alaba; Konrad Laimer, Florian Grillitsch, X. Schlager; Marcel Sabitzer, Christoph Baumgartner; Marko Arnautović


Italy : Draw : Austria :: 67% : 22% : 11%


Italy are in fantastic form heading into this game and they will be full of confidence given their performances in the group stages.

Roberto Mancini managed to rest most of his key players during the final group game and his side will be fresh and motivated for the round of 16 clash.

They should be able to pick up a convincing win here.

Italy 3-0 Austria (90 minutes)