Switzerland Vs Italy Euro 2024 Round of 16 Preview, Lineup, and Prediction

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Switzerland will trade tackles with defending champions Italy in the Euro 2024 round of 16 clash on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Olympiastadion Berlin. Who will carry the day? Follow our all-around preview of the game below;

Switzerland’s road to Euro 2024 knockout

Switzerland got off the mark in their Euro 2024 campaign, defeating Hungary 3-1 on June 15, 2024. Goals from Duah, Embolo, and Aebishcher saw the team ease to an emphatic victory over the Hungarians. However, the win would be their only in the group as they drew the next two matches against Scotland and tournament hosts Germany.

Against Scotland, former Liverpool forward Shaquiri scored in the 26th minute to cancel out Manchester United Scot McTominay’s 13th-minute opener for the Scots. The game ended 1-1.

Switzerland Vs Italy Euro 2024

In their last group game against Germany, the Red Crosses were close to what would have been a statement victory over Germany. Ndoye scored two minutes before the half-hour and it took Germany a late stoppage-time goal by Niclas Fullkrug to restore parity. The draw saw the Murat Yakin-led side book a slot in the knockout, finishing second in Group A with five points, two points behind leaders Germany.

Italy’s road to Euro 2024 knockout

Italy kicked off their Euro 2024 campaign on a winning note. The Gli Azzurri weathered Albania’s early scare to secure all three points with a 2-1 at Signal Iduna Park on June 15, 2024. A quick double by Bastoni and Barella chalked off Bajrami’s early goal to hand the defending champions a win.

In their second Group B match against three-time champions, Spain, an own goal from Calafiori was enough to condemn the Luciano Spalletti-led side to a loss. Against Croatia in the final group match, Zaccagni’s last-gasp goal saved the team from group-stage elimination as they settled for a 1-1 draw to finish second in the group.

Switzerland Vs Italy head-to-head

Switzerland have clashed with Italy 61 times in both competitive and friendly matches. They have won 8 times, drew 24, and lost 29 times while conceding 111 goals, scoring 68.

Italy have recorded 0 defeats in their past 8 meetings with Switzerland. They have won 2 games and drew 6. Their past two meetings have ended in a draw. The last time Switzerland defeated Italy was in the 1954 World Cup.

Possible Lineup And Prediction

Switzerland IX: Sommer; Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Freuler, Xhaka, Aebishcher; Rieda, Ndoye; Embolo

Italy IX: Donnarumma, Calafiori, Bastoni, Damian, Jorginho, Pellegrini, Barella, Dimarco, Lorenzo, Retequi, Raspadori

Prediction: Italy are heading into this match as favourites and are likely to win 2-1 after the final whistle.

Switzerland Vs Italy Euro 2024 kickoff and how to watch

Switzerland Vs Italy round-16 match will be staged at the iconic Olympiastadion Berlin. The 76,000-capacity sports edifice will host the match which will kick off by 17:00GMT on Saturday, June 28, 2024. The match will be streamed by various online streaming platforms. For Nigeria and African football fans, it will be streamed live on SportyTV and Supersport.

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