After a dominating group stage performance from Italy, they look to continue their run in the knockout stages as well. Italy vs Austria is a favourable knockout fixture for the blues as they finished as group winners and comparatively got a weaker opponent. On the other hand, the Austrians are in the knockout stage for the first time and will look to make the most out of it in Wembley on Sunday. To help you with your fantasy team SportzPoint brings you every insider from the game. Follow our Fantasy Football Predictions for all the tricks, tips and dream teams.
Italy vs Austria: the recent form of both teams
On opening night, Roberto Mancini’s men put up a show and swept Turkey away. Similar was the story against Switzerland when Italy ripped apart their defence and scored 3 past them. Italy finished their group stage story by defeating Wales 1-0. Hence they emerged as Group A winners. They are now unbeaten in their last 30 matches in all competitions, winning 25 of those since a 1-0 loss to Portugal in September 2018.
Italy’s Euro 2020 form – W-W-W
Italy’s recent form in all competition – W-W-W-W-W
On the other hand, Austria enjoyed a fairly dramatic win over North Macedonia defeating them 3-0 in their opening fixture. However, they lost to the Netherlands in their second game but ended their group stage campaign on a high winning their final game against Ukraine.
Austria’s Euro 2020 form: W-L-W
Austria’s recent form in all competition: L-D-W-L-W
Italy vs Austria: team news, head to head record and Probable starting xi
Although Italy has maintained an impressive run without conceding, their defensive plans are set to change because of injury news surrounding Chiellini. Alessandro Florenzi is also reported to be unfit and may not start against Austria. Roberto Mancini has a tough task ahead of selecting his midfield between Veratti and Locatelli. Chiesa was the star of the match against Wales, but Mancini is very likely to stick with his favoured front three of Ciro Immobile, Domenico Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne.
Italy possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Bonucci, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
David Alaba will have to produce yet another match-winning performance if Austria hopes to stand any chance against the Italians. Foda opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation against Ukraine and might stick with the same formation against Italy. However, controversial striker Marko Arnautovic should start in their first-ever knockout game in the Euros.
Austria possible starting lineup:
Bachmann; Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba; Laimer, Grillitsch, X. Schlager; Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Arnautovic
Also read: Euro Cup winners in the past 20 years
Head to head:
Italy and Austria have played 35 games against each other. The Italians have won 16 games while Austria has won 11. The other 8 games ended in a draw.
Italy vs Austria: Dream11 Fantasy football team and predictions
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