BEL vs ITA: In the second quarter-final of Euro 2020, Belgium will lock their horns with Italy at Allianz Arena in a bid to qualify for the semifinals. Belgium are on the back of a victory against Portugal whereas Italy defeated Austria to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Belgium have a golden generation in their hands consisting of Romelu Lukaku, Youri Tielemans, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne at their disposal. On the other hand, the defenders stepped up their game to stop Portugal from scoring the Equalizer.
Italy are touted as underdogs and are on a bull run in Euro 2020. They remained unbeaten on the group stage and won the game against Austria in the extra time. The veterans, as well as youngsters, have proved hot to handle for the opposition in the European Championship.
Match: Belgium vs Italy
Date and Time: 3rd July, 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Allianz Arena
BEL vs ITA Head to Head
Belgium have played 23 matches against Italy in the international circuit. However, it is Italy that has a huge advantage over their opposition with 14 wins out of 23 games. On the other hand, Belgium have only five victories to their name.
In the most recent clash in 2016, Italy won 2-0 against Belgium. Belgium were tipped to win the game but they were poor on that day. They need to step up their game against the underdogs, Italy.
BEL vs ITA Predicted Playing XI
Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen; Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Thomas Meunier; Yannick Carrasco, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Leonardo Spinazzola, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo; Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Nicolo Barella; Domenico Berardi, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile
BEL vs ITA Dream 11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Defenders: Thomas Meunier, Leonardo Spinazzola, Toby Alderweireld
Midfielders: Federico Chiesa, Thorgan Hazard, Manuel Locatelli, Marco Verratti, Youri Tielemans
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku (captain), Lorenzo Insigne (vice-captain)