When on the second day of play of the group e the world champion from 2006, Italy, meets Sweden the team of Antonio Conte can build on the past experience. However they should not underestimate Sweden even though the role of the favourite has the team from southern Europe. Kick-off on the 17th of June is at 3 p.m..
Current performance of Italy
During the preparation for the EURO Italy has made a big decision for the future. After the EURO Giampieoro Ventura will take over the department as new chief of the team. Maybe this is a safety for the team to know that there is a new trainer. After the difficult match against Belgium the second day of play starts with a match against Sweden. From the 23 encounters Italy was able to win nearly half of the matches. 11 times they have won against Sweden and six matches ended in a drawn and also six times Sweden was able to win. The last test matches before the EURO have been successful for Italy. Especially at the defence they have shown a good performance. They have won against Finland (2:0) and Scotland (1:0) without getting a goal from the other side. This has been the first victories they could celebrate after two matches where they could not succeed. Antonio Conte counts on experienced players in his squad. It’s going to be interesting which play system Italy will play against Sweden. Maybe a 3-5-2-System or a classic 4-4-2.
Current performance of Sweden
The first match is going to be very important for Sweden. If they are able to win against Ireland it is also possible to win against Italy. At the last match against Wales before they were traveling to France they have shown with a score of 3:0 that they are in a good condition. Two matches before ended in a drawn, against Slovakia (0:0) and the Czech Republic (1:1). The Keeper Janne Andersson causes some worries at the moment because of his shape. He struggles with some back issues. Two players who we should take a look at it are Viktor Lindelöf and Oskar Lewicki. They could make their international breakthrough at the EURO. The offensive play is controlled by Zlatan Ibrahimovic of course. Especially at matches against strong teams like Italy experience and routine is important to win. Emil Forsberg from the German RB Leipzig could also be important for the offensive play who has already shown a good performance at the test matches.
Betting tip for this match
Italy has more individual quality in their squad. If the keeper Isaksson could not play it would be a big loss for Sweden. However Italy isn’t that great team that it has been years before. So if the performance fits, Sweden could be surprising. And we think that this will happen. That’s why our tip is: tip x.