Match date: 27 Jun 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: International Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: under 2
| Match result:
2-0 - Draw
Italy won their placement into knockout stage without bigger problems, in first round they outplayed and defeated Belgium, in second round were better than Sweden and celebrated with narrow result while in last round suffered narrow defeat against Ireland, they played that match with combined team and as already won their placement were without pressure, in 85th minute conceded a goal but still remained at leading positon in their group. In 1/8 finals they are facing with one of main pretenders for the title and it will be difficult to reach quarter finals, Italy have failed to celebrate against Spain in last five matches and there got three draws and suffereed three defeats. However they aren't without chances here but must show really amazing skills to defeat strong side as Spain is. This is probably most interesting match of knockout stage and i believe that we will watch a good football. Last time these two sides met in March in friendly match and final result was 1:1, while on previous European Championship they were playing in final and Spain celebrated there with convincing result. I doubt that Italy will suffer convincing defeat in this game, they showed quiet decent performances, especially in that match against Belgium. Winner of this match will play in quarter finals with Germany and will have extremelly hard task to reach semi finals but now are fully focused on this game. Let's add that midfielder Antonio Candreva (40/4) will miss this game due to an injury.
Probably lineups: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; De Rossi, Florenzi, Parolo, Giaccherini, Darmian, Pelle, Eder
Spain on the other side same as Italy celebrated in first two rounds over Czech Republic and Turkey and in last round were defeated by Croatia, they are coming here from second spot in their group and don't have some easy task againts decent Italy. Spain won previous two European Champioships and they are only team which managed to win titles on Euro two times in a row, they are for sure one of main candidates for winning a title but it will be very hard to achieve, even if they overcome Italy in next round are facing with Germans which showed really great skills so far and they are only team on this tournament which didn't conceded a single goal. Spain have a great team, they are for sure capable to achieve good results and here are having slight advantage but they mustn't underestimate Italy. They have no absent players for this match.
Probably lineups: De Gea; Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Fabregas, Iniesta, Silva, Nolito, Morata
This match at Stade de France in Paris will for sure be a great one, I doubt that we will see some attacking football and both teams will rather wait for opponents mistake and chance from counter attack, I don't believe that we will see plenty of goals here and under 2 goals to be scored is my pick for this game.