Italy will try to carry over its dominance from the group stage when it battles Austria in the Euro 2020 Round of 16 on Saturday. Italy has recorded three wins thus far at Euro 2020, while Austria secured two victories to finish second in Group C. Italy and Austria have met 35 times in their history, with Italy winning 16 of those contests. The Italians enter Saturday's showdown unbeaten in their last 13 meetings against Austria.
Kickoff from Wembley Stadium in England is set for 3 p.m. ET. Italy is the -182 favorite (risk $182 to win $150), with Austria at +650, in the latest Italy vs. Austria odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking 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 -0.5 (-190)
- Italy vs. Austria over-under: 2.5 goals (under -145, over +115)
- Italy vs. Austria money line: Italy -182, Austria +650, Draw +275
- 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 Italians have been nearly unstoppable since Roberto Mancini took over as manager. In fact, Italy is unbeaten in its last 30 games -- matching the previous record set in the 1930s. The Azzuri have won 11 consecutive games, scoring 32 goals while conceding zero during that span. Mancini's squad is the only team at Euro 2020 to win all three of their group games without conceding a goal.
Italy's back line is spearheaded by Leonardo Bonucci, an experienced center back who's appeared in over 100 games for the Azzuri. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has not conceded in his last 874 minutes played for Italy. Donnarumma tied for the Serie A lead with 14 clean sheets for AC Milan in 2020-21.
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.