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Italy vs Austria: Euro 2020 last-16 preview

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taly will look to make it four wins on the bounce as they face Austria in the second Euro 2020 last-16 tie.

A perfect group stage has surprised many, despite the Azzurri’s form heading into the tournament, and can rightly be considered among the favourites to lift the trophy.

Austria, meanwhile, are in the knockout stages for the first time.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Italy vs Austria is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

The match will be held at Wembley.

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Where to watch Italy vs Austria

TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One for free.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match 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 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

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Italy vs Austria prediction

Italy have surprised many with their ruthlessness in front of goal and I expect that to continue on Saturday evening.

The Azzurri will dominate possession and have the ability to punish an Austria side boasting plenty of talent but susceptible to being overrun.

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