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Italy v Wales – Stats and Preview 20-6-21 Battle to top the group commences

Match: Italy v Wales

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 20/6/21

Kick-off time: 5pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches –

06/09/03 Italy 4 – 0 Wales

16/10/02 Wales 2 – 1 Italy

05/06/99 Italy 4 – 0 Wales

05/09/98 Wales 0 – 2 Italy

04/11/69 Italy 4 – 1 Wales

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 75%
Over 3.5 goals 0%
BTTS - Yes 0%

Italy team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 100%

Wales team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 50%

Corner betting stats

Italy corner stats

Average corners for: 5.5

Average corners against: 6.5

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 77%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Wales corner stats

Average corners for: 5.5

Average corners against: 6.5

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 77%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Italy Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 0

Yellows against: 2

Top cards:

N/A

Wales Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.5

Yellows against: 2

Top cards:

K Moore- 1

B Davies -1

C Mepham -1

Injuries

Italy injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Wales injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Italy v Wales Match Preview & Trends

Dominant Italy stand in front of Welsh dreams

Wales are rewriting history again after their 2016 exploits saw they unexpectedly reach the semi-finals. Welsh fans having originally not expected to get out of the group, now can plan their knockout stage adventure once more. Despite his penalty miss against Turkey, Gareth Bale gave a captain’s performance and alongside Juventus midfielder, Arran Ramsey led their team to a convincing win in Baku.

The Italians only scored 17 goals over the 7 matches that don’t take into account the two fixtures against Lichenstein (20 goals in total) and when they hit 9 in Rome when they hosted Armenia. They boast an impressive front line that will threaten most sides and will be their usual defensively robust selves. This has been evident in the first two matches with free-scoring and defensively sound displays against Turkey and Switzerland securing qualification with a brace of 3-0 victories. 

Italy covered 223.7km in the opening two rounds and have maintained a passing accuracy of 86% and averaging 55% possession. The Italians have made 88 passes into the attacking third with 68 of those in key areas. They have completed 7/23 crosses, which left them at 30%. In comparison, Wales has covered 197.8km in the first two games, maintaining a passing accuracy of 78% and averaged 41% possession. The Welsh made 54 passes into the attacking third with 23 of those in key areas. They completed 10/31 crosses, which left them at 32%. 

Key trends

Wales have only ever beaten Italy once

These two nations have the same corner averages both for and against after the first two matches

Italy are unbeaten in 29 games

Referee data

Ref: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)