A perfect group stage surprised many, despite the Azzurri’s form heading into the tournament, and they can rightly be considered among the favourites to lift the trophy for the first time since 1968.
Roberto Mancini’s side can also go a record 31 matches unbeaten this evening, while they are also looking for a 12th successive victory in London.
Austria, meanwhile, are into the knockout stages at a major tournament for the first time in 39 years after beating Ukraine to snatch the runners-up spot in Group C.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Italy vs Austria is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight (Saturday, June 26, 2021).
The match will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Where to watch Italy vs Austria
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on BBC One for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will also be able to watch the game online via the BBC iPlayer.
Italy vs Austria team news
Italy will likely be without both Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Florenzi. The veteran centre-back is back in training but not match fit, while Giovanni Di Lorenzo will step up if Florenzi fails a late fitness test.
Further forward, Marco Verratti should come in for Nicolo Barella, while it’s between Domenico Berardi and Federico Chiesa for who joins Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne in Italy's front three.
Austria are sweating over the fitness of both Konrad Laimer and Christoph Baumgartner. It remains to be seen if David Alaba continues at left-back.
Italy vs Austria predicted lineups
Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola; Locatelli, Jorginho, Verratti; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
Austria XI: Bachmann; Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba; Laimer, Grillitsch, X. Schlager; Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Arnautovic
Italy vs Austria prediction
Italy have surprised many with their ruthlessness in front of goal and I expect that to continue tonight.
The Azzurri will dominate possession and have the ability to punish an Austria side boasting plenty of talent but susceptible to being overrun.
Italy 2-0 Austria
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Italy wins: 16
Austria wins: 11
Betting odds and tips
Italy to win: 1/2
Austria to win: 33/5
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