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Spain – Italy EURO 2024 Preview

Spain faces Italy in Gelsenkirchen in the big derby of the Euro 2024 group stage. Both teams started their European campaign with a win, but now one of them could secure its place in the 1/8-finals. Let’s see who! Here are our best soccer predictions today for this football classic.


Spain made a huge statement with their 3-0 win against Croatia in the first round of Group B. Luis de la Fuente’s team showed some impressive quality against one of the best European teams in the last six years. Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz and Dani Carvajal scored in the first half while the 16-years old Lamine Yamal made his first assist in a big tournament.


Luis de la Fuente has just one problem before facing Italy. Spain’s captain Alvaro Morata was substituted with an injury against the Blazers. Most likely Mikel Oyarzabal will replace him if Morata is not ready to play against the Croats.


Italy conceded a very quick goal against Albania, but they enjoyed a 2-1 win in Dortmund in their first match at the Euros. Federico Dimarco made a mistake for Albania’s goal in the first minute, but soon after this he was “covered” by his teammates. Alessandro Bastoni equalised while Nicolo Barella scored the winner.


Italy’s manager Luciano Spalletti could reinforce the midfield as he’s probably aware of Spain’s strength. Bryan Cristante is an obvious choice for that. Roma’s midfielder could replace Davide Frattesi as he’s more experienced and better defensively.


Italy’s target man Gianluca Scamacca will look for his first goal at the Euros. Atalanta’s star was replaced against Albania, but his quality is proven – he will be a problem for Spain’s defense on Thursday.


That’s the best soccer predictions today for the Euro 2024 game between Spain and Italy. One of these two teams could secure a place in the 1/8-finals. Let’s see which one!