ITALY VS SPAIN.
Italy conceded for the first time within 90 minutes at this tournament in their win over Belgium on Friday night. The Italians shipped one from the spot and they had to defend resolutely to keep the Red Devils down to a single goal. With the quality of opposition stepping up, Italy will find it harder and harder to keep clean sheets.
Spain have scored 12 times across their last four matches at Euro 2020 and they’ve shaken off their tag as the side who can’t make a breakthrough. The Spanish haven’t got a out-and-out striker scoring for them, but like Italy they play with a front three who are all capable of causing problems.
Italy have scored 11 goals across their three games but they’ve now gone two matches without a clean sheet at the Euros. Spain have seen both teams score in three of their last four games and in six of their last eight competitive matches, so we’re backing goals when these two face off.
The Italians have won 12 of their last 13 matches heading into this one and that makes them worthy favourites. Spain have drawn 1-1 with Switzerland and Poland in recent matches and we feel like this step up will ultimately be beyond them.
The Spanish have won just once in 90 minutes at this tournament and Italy have won four of their five games without extra-time. With the Italians winning 2-1 in each of their last two games we’re backing a repeat here as they edge a Spanish side who have progressed this far thanks to score draws.
Prediction:Both teams to score.
COLORADO RAPIDS VS SEATTLE SOUNDERS.
The hosts have scored under 2.5goals in five of their last eight matches while the visitors have scored under 2.5goals in Six of their last eight matches.The goal difference is 17-14 in favour of the hosts.
Prediction:Colorado Rapids to win.
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