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Switzerland vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Round of 16 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible Lineups and Fantasy XI Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible starting lineups, and Fantasy XI Prediction of Switzerland vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Round of 16 match at the Olympiastadion Berlin in Germany on 29th June, Saturday.

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Switzerland vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview

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Murat Yakin's Switzerland is set to face Luciano Spalletti's Italy in the UEFA Euro 2024 Round of 16 match at the Olympiastadion Berlin in Germany on 29th June, Saturday. Switzerland qualified for the Round of 16 after finishing second in the Group A points table while Italy qualified from Group B with 4 points. Switzerland are unbeaten in this edition of Euros but Italy lost to Spain on their way to the Round of 16. From possible starting XIs to Fantasy predictions, here is everything you need to know about the Switzerland vs Italy Round of 16 match in the UEFA Euro 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Switzerland vs Italy - UEFA Euro 2024

  • Date: 29/6/2024

  • Time: 9:30 pm (IST)

  • Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany

Switzerland vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Venue
Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany | Image: Wikipedia

How to watch the Switzerland vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Round of 16 match?

The Live streaming of the Round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy will be on the Sony Liv app. The Switzerland vs Italy football match will also be telecast live on India's Sony Sports TV network.

Switzerland vs Italy: Head-to-Head stats

Switzerland and Italy have played 60 games against each other and Italy have the upper hand, winning 29 of those matches while Switzerland have won only 7 games. The other 24 matches have ended in a draw.

  • Matches Played: 60
  • Switzerland won: 29
  • Germany won: 7
  • Drawn: 24

Read Also: UEFA Euro 2024: Every Team Qualified for the Round Of 16

Team News

Switzerland

Switzerland almost won against a strong German side in last Sunday's final group fixture but conceded a last-minute goal to only share a point. However, excluding shootouts, Switzerland have failed to win any of their seven previous last-16 matches at either the Euros or World Cup.

Xhaka in the game against Germany
Xhaka in action against Germany | Image: X

Switzerland have lost only once in their last 13 European Championship matches, that too was against Italy at the Euro 2020. They must make at least one change to their starting XI as Leonidas Stergiou is set to come in for the suspended Silvan Widmer. Widmer picked up his second booking of the tournament in the group-stage game against Germany.

Ruben Vargas and Zeki Amdouni both would like to start the game with Kwadwo Duah in the contention too. But, Breel Embolo made his first international start after a long injury layoff and has shown already why he should continue up front.

In midfield, captain Granit Xhaka must start alongside Remo Freuler, who set up three goals in his last four European Championship appearances. Schar and Akanji are rock solid at the back alongside Rodriguez and Sommer at the goal.

Italy

Italy have a historical advantage over Switzerland. Italy played two draws on their way to the Round of 16 but have some quality players. Italy edged out Albania in their opener, before losing against a stable Spanish side and then, played a dramatic draw against Croatia.

Riccardo Calafiori received two yellow cards during the group phase and will miss out on the chance to play against Switzerland. Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini missed out due to pre-tournament injuries, so Gianluca Mancini is set to step into the Azzurri's defence. It's up to Luciano Spalletti now what he will decide in the game against a confident Switzerland.

Gianluca Scamacca may return at the place of Mateo Retegui. Neither one of them has scored so far and the Italian fans would very much like them to step up on Saturday. Barella will start in midfield alongside Jorginho while Dimarco will play as a wingback. Chiesa's performance has been hot and cold which is not the good news for Italy. He must step up on Saturday as Italy lacks goal-scoring ability lately.

Possible XIs

Switzerland's possible starting lineup:

Sommer; Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Stergiou, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer; Ndoye, Vargas; Embolo

Italy's possible starting lineup:

Donnarumma; Darmian, Mancini, Bastoni; Di Lorenzo, Barella, Jorginho, Pellegrini, Dimarco; Chiesa, Scamacca

Switzerland vs Italy: Fantasy XI Prediction

Donnarumma; Dimarco, Akanji, Bastoni, Di Lorenzo; Xhaka, Barella, Pellegrini; Ndoye, Chiesa, Embolo

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