Italy enters Saturday’s round of 16 tie against Austria as one of the Euro 2020 favorites after easing through the group stage. The Azzuri topped Group A with three emphatic victories, while Austria finished second in Group C with two wins and a loss. Roberto Mancini’s squad has won 11 consecutive games. Austria, meanwhile, is unbeaten in nine of its last 12 contests.
Kickoff from Wembley Stadium is set for 3 p.m. ET. Italy is the -225 favorite (risk $225 to win $150), with Austria at +700, in the latest Italy vs. Austria odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in any Austria vs. Italy picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine’s Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He’s having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating more than $800 in profit for $100 bettors through the group stage. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Italy vs. Austria at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Austria vs. Italy:
- Italy vs. Austria spread: Italy -1.5 (+140)
- Italy vs. Austria over-under: 2.5 goals
- Italy vs. Austria money line: Italy -225, Austria +700, Draw +333
- ITA: The Italians have won 11 consecutive games
- AUS: GK Daniel Bachmann had 13 clean sheets in 23 matches for Watford
Why you should back Italy
The Azzuri feature a dynamic offense that scored seven goals in the Euro 2020 group stage. Striker Ciro Immobile leads the charge for Italy’s offense, scoring two goals and providing an assist through the first three games. Immobile is coming off a sensational season with Lazio in Serie A, scoring 20 goals in 35 matches.
In addition to a potent offense, Italy features one of the most experienced and suffocating defenses at Euro 2020. In fact, the Italians have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 10 games and they’ve given up just two shots on target at this tournament. That bodes well for the Italians against an Austrian side which has been shutout in four of their last six games.
Why you should back Austria
Austria’s David Alaba is one of the world’s best and most versatile players. The 28-year-old is headed to Real Madrid after winning 28 trophies with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. His passes, especially on crosses and set pieces, routinely put his teammates in position to score.
That’s lead to four different players scoring at Euro 2020 for Austria, including Christoph Baumgartner’s lone goal against Ukraine that helped Austria secure a spot in the knockout round. Baumgartner finished with six goals and three assists for Hoffenheim this season. Striker Sasa Kalajdzic is also more than capable of finding the back of the net. The 23-year-old scored 16 goals and provided five assists with VFB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
How to make Austria vs. Italy Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Austria vs. Italy from every possible angle. He’s leaning under on the goal total (2.5), and he has locked in three best bets, including two that return plus-money. He’s only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins Italy vs. Austria in Saturday’s Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Austria vs. Italy, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.