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Italy vs Switzerland prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out tonight?

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Italy’s Domenico Berardi, left, and Manuel Locatelli celebrate after Turkey’s Merih Demiral diverted the ball into his own net for the opening goal of Euro 2020 (AP)
Italy’s Domenico Berardi, left, and Manuel Locatelli celebrate after Turkey’s Merih Demiral diverted the ball into his own net for the opening goal of Euro 2020 (AP)

Italy entertain Switzerland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome in Euro 2020 on Wednesday night.

Italy easily saw off Turkey in the opening game of the tournament, with an own goal, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne doing the damage.

The 3-0 win for Roberto Mancini’s side underlined a dominant performance, and the Azzurri can essentially secure progression to the last 16 with a win over Switzerland.

Follow live: Italy vs Switzerland: Euro 2020 team news, lineups and latest build-up tonight

The Swiss drew 1-1 with Wales in their opening game, with Kieffer Moore’s header snatching a point for the Dragons after Breel Embolo had opened the scoring.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match:

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 8pm BST at the Stadio Olimpico.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on ITV1, with coverage starting from 7.15pm BST. It can also be streamed online via ITV Hub.

What is the team news?

The game will likely come too soon for Marco Verratti, who has overcome a knee injury but may not be match fit. Manuel Locatelli, linked with a move to the Premier League, will join Jorginho and Nicolo Barella in midfield. Giovanni Di Lorenzo will start in place of Alessandro Florenzi, who has a calf issue.

Vladimir Petkovic may bring in Denis Zakaria to counter Italy’s strength in midfield. The Swiss also called up goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to replace the injured Jonas Omlin as cover for Yann Sommer.

Confirmed line-ups:

Italy XI: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli, Berardi, Immobile, Insigne

Switzerland XI: Sommer, Elvedi, Schar, Akanji, Mbabu, Freuler, Xhaka, Rodriguez, Shaqiri, Embolo, Seferovic

Odds:

Italy: 4/7

Draw: 3/1

Switzerland: 11/2

Prediction:

While Italy were dominant in their win over Turkey and are deserved favourites here, don’t rule out a draw as Switzerland can be stubborn. However, I think Italy will have too much. 3-1 Italy.

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