A perfect group stage surprised many, despite the Azzurri’s pre-tournament shape, and they are rightly among the trophy favorites for the first time since 1968.

Roberto Mancini’s team can also take a record of 31 games without defeat this evening, while in London they are also aiming for their 12th victory in a row.

Meanwhile, Austria is in the knockout round of a major tournament for the first time in 39 years after taking second place in Group C against Ukraine.

Date, kick-off time and venue


Italy vs. Austria is scheduled for this evening (Saturday, June 26, 2021) for a kick-off at 8 p.m. CET.

The game will be played at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

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Where can you see Italy versus Austria

TV Channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BBC One for free.

Live Stream: UK viewers can also watch the game online via BBC iPlayer.

Team news Italy vs. Austria

Italy will likely have to do without both Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Florenzi. The veteran center-back is back in training but no longer fit, while Giovanni Di Lorenzo will be promoted if Florenzi fails a late fitness test.

Marco Verratti should step in for Nicolo Barella, while Domenico Berardi and Federico Chiesa, along with Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, are Italy’s top three.

Austria is sweating over the fitness of Konrad Laimer and Christoph Baumgartner. It remains to be seen whether David Alaba will continue as a left-back.

Italy vs. Austria predicted lineups

Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola; Locatelli, Jorginho, Verratti; Berardi, Immobil, Insigne

Austria XI: Bachmann; Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba; Laimer, Grillitsch, X. Schlager; Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Arnautovic

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Italy vs. Austria prediction

Italy surprised many with its ruthlessness in front of the goal and I assume that it will continue like this tonight.

The Azzurri will dominate possession and have the opportunity to punish an Austrian team that has a lot of talent but is prone to being overrun.

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