England and Italy face off in a crucial Euro 2024 qualifier in Group C on Tuesday evening, reuniting under the Wembley arch two years after an intense continental final. Though they are three points ahead of the Azzurri, Gareth Southgate’s team might be just ninety minutes from punching their ticket to Germany.
England vs Italy
England leads this group of Euro qualifiers and will advance if they defeat Italy. That will provide them further opportunity to exact revenge on the Italians for losing to them in the 2021 Wembley Euro 2020 final. After winning their first four games on the road in Italy to start this qualifying group, the Three Lions were drawn in Ukraine.
Given their dismal performance in the Nations League, they do need to place in the top two in this group. That ought to be very simple considering that they have a last game in North Macedonia and face bottom-of-the-group Malta after this one. Seven games have passed since England’s 2022 World Cup loss to France. They defeated Australia 1-0 on Friday at Wembley, but they fielded a significantly different team. For this game, the big guns like Bellingham and Kane will be back.
Italy is tied for second place in the group with Ukraine in terms of points, but they have already secured a spot in the Euro 2024 play-offs. The reigning champions were defeated 2-1 at home by England in their opening group match. Since then, they have triumphed 4-0 at home against Malta on two occasions and 2-1 at home against Ukraine.
They lost a second-half advantage and were held to a 1-1 draw in North Macedonia in their other qualifying match. Following this match against England, Italy still has a home match against North Macedonia and an away match in Poland against Ukraine.
In his first game as manager, Italy lost to North Macedonia on the road. Since then, they have defeated Malta and Ukraine at home to give themselves a chance to defeat England.
If they start strong against players who will have had a ten-day hiatus from competitive activity, they might give the Three Lions an early Halloween scare, but Gareth Southgate’s team has the talent to prevail in the end.
Although England has won their last 12 home Euro qualifiers and rarely loses at Wembley, they also don’t typically play opponents that are on par with Italy in qualification. With Jude Bellingham establishing himself as one of the top ten players in world football right now, the Three Lions are a far stronger team than they were at Wembley two years ago.
Italy’s injury-ravaged assault may not have had the same fortunate evening against England as they enjoyed against Malta over the weekend. They are currently unbeaten in 22 away games in the Euro qualifiers, but that run may end on Tuesday. The major players for England are rested going into this match, and the Three Lions should be able to win thanks to their home crowd.
Tip: England to Win / Under 2.5 Goals
England to win – ✅
Under 2.5 Goals – ❌
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