Italy and Spain will decide which football team is the best in Europe in a clash which is a must see match. The final of the European championship is tonight at 20.45 and I will bet for Italy on this one. Here is why. I know Spain is the favorite here, but I believe Balotelli, Pirlo and co may surprise the Red armada.
Both teams already played in the group stage of the championship and the match ended with a draw 1:1. Italy’s defense made everything perfect in this match and held the Spanish midfielders so nothing threatened Buffon. The goal for Spain was made with a 20 meters shot which could be described as luck.
What will happen tonight? Well, I believe that Spain will play again with false nine with Fabregas in this role. Could it be an advantage for Spain? I don’t think so. Italy’s defense is more than capable to hold them with their perfect covering. The ball will be close to Italy’s net, but there will be no goal in it.
Italy’s defenders managed so far successfully to cover every empty space in front of Buffon and they do it perfectly. Without a heavy center forward for Spain like Torres, who to rip and attract defenders to him it will be very difficult for the Iberians to break the blue defense in this match.
The question seems to be – Is Italy able to score a goal or not? The problem is that Italy depends too much on Pirlo and if the Spaniards succeed to hold him harmless, the threat to their net will be really small. When we have such a situation, the quality of the attackers comes to the fore. Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano are not the people who use even the half chances, but Manchester City’s striker showed so far that this is his championship.
So after comparing the two defenses and the ability to score of Balotelli and Fabregas, I will go for an Italian victory in the match. Moreover, the coefficient for Italy as a final champion is more than good – 2.1, which makes me put my money on Italy as the new European champion.
Here is how Italy reached the final this year