Euro 2020 Preview: Italy vs Switzerland, key stats, Line-ups, odds, prediction


After a big opening day win, Italy will look to take one step closer to the next round when they welcome Switzerland to Rome for the second round of their group matches.

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Key Statistics

Italy are now unbeaten in 28 games (W23, D5). The home team are also on a run of nine games without conceding a goal.

Switzerland have not tasted defeat in eight games (W6, D2). They have only failed to score once in their last 15 games 

Head to Head

Italy 28 wins; 22 draws; Switzerland 7 wins; Italy scored 106 goals against 65 by Switzerland ( in total 57 matches)

Recent Performances

Italy: WWWWWW (Goals for 20 Goals against 0)

Switzerland: WWWWWD (Goals for 17, Goals against 4)


Italy opened their Euro 2020 account with a 3-0 win over Turkey in Round 1 to take the early lead and set themselves on top of Group A.

They now play their second game looking to pick up all three points to confirm their place in the next round.

With the su[pport of the home crowd, Roberto Mancini’s side will certainly head into this game as favourites. They will aim to pick up all three points and avoid going into their last game with Wales under pressure.

Meanwhile, if they can maintain their unbeaten run in this game, they will come within one game of equalling their existing all-time record of 30 games unbeaten.

Possible line-ups 

Roberto Mancini would love to keep his changes minimal but will be forced to make changes in the defence after losing Paris Saint-Germain full-back Alessandro Florenzi to an inflammatory muscle injury to the right calf.

Napoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo is expected to start in his place.

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

We had a good game against Turkey. It was important to start well in Rome, and I think it is a satisfaction for everyone who is with us: for the fans and all Italians. It was a beautiful evening, so I hope there are many others like it. There is still a long way to go; we have to play six more games like this [to win the title], starting with the one against Switzerland.

Roberto Mancini, Italy


Switzerland were denied the chance of taking home all three points in their opening fixture after being pinned back by Wales and denied a late winner by VAR.

They would feel hard done by the result as they were clearly the better of both teams in that game. 

Vladimir Petkovic’s men will now be aiming to pick up a win against Italy to ensure that they head into their last game with Turkey with a chance of getting to the next round. 

Six wins from their last eight games mean that the visitors are in good shape and will fancy their chances against the group favourites.

Possible line-ups 

Petkovic has no injury worries at this time and is expected to field the same team that picked up a draw against Wales on Saturday. 

Yann Sommer; Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji, Loris Benito; Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Jordan Lotomba, Ricardo Rodriguez; Ruben Vargas, Xherdan Shaqiri; Breel Embolo.

We certainly created many chances [against Wales]. We perhaps should have finished off one or two of them. It’s disappointing, but we’re not too displeased with our performance. Against Italy it will be a very different match.

Vladimir Petković, Switzerland

Betting Odds

Italy : Draw : Switzerland :: 1.57: 3.80 : 6.50

Italy GoalSwitzerland GoalBetting Odds


Italy 1-1 Switzerland