The Euro 2020 final with the greatest potential to delight or devastate England fans to date is almost upon us.


Italy v England kicks off tonight in front of approximately 60,000 football fans at Wembley but can the Three Lions really bring it home?

Gareth Southgate's England men are preparing for the big game as we speak, bearing a remarkable track record in the tournament so far, conceding just one goal (in the semi-final against Denmark).

Statistically at Euro 2020, we stack up well against Roberto Mancini's dangerous-looking Italy side. Read all about Italy v England's head-to-head record and history in our full breakdown.

Can England finally bring football home this summer? Strap yourself in and buckle up, because we're about to find out.

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It's a game where major tournament final experience counts for a lot but England need to play without fear and ensure they emerge victorious in the capital to deliver the biggest celebration party since 1966.

As reports suggest star man Bukayo Saka has been dropped from the starting line-up in favour of Kieran Trippier, here's our expert prediction for Italy v England ahead of their game. Plus, find out the history and reasons behind why there is no Euro 2020 third place play-off.

Italy v England prediction

There are so many areas where this match could be won or lost and the defences are key.

Italy have conceded three times in six matches, while England have let in just one goal throughout the tournament.

Harry Kane will have his work cut out finding a way past Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci but, equally, Italy's front three will come up against an England defence that has hardly put a foot wrong.

In midfield, the talented Mason Mount will be looking to build on his impressive semi-final display but comes up against Chelsea team-mate Jorginho, who showed the big occasions don't phase him in the slightest by scoring the winning penalty in the semi-final to send Spain packing.

Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice will also be busy keeping the likes of Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Insigne quiet, with the Italians not afraid to shoot from outside the box.

It's unlikely to be a high-scoring affair but, with Kane and Raheem Sterling on fire, England will always pose a threat in and around the box.

Substitutes could play an important part once again, with the likes of Jack Grealish and Phil Foden useful options for Southgate to deploy if, like the semi-final against Denmark, he finds his team a goal down.

This game has all the makings of a classic but it's England who should edge the win – and by edge we don't mean penalties!

Our prediction: Italy 1-2 England (11/1 at bet365)

Italy v England predicted starting line-ups

Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Trippier, Mount, Sterling; Kane.

When is Italy v England?

Italy v England will kick-off at 8pm on Sunday 11th July. You can watch it on ITV with coverage starting at 6:30pm or on BBC from 6:20pm.

To find out who they could play next check out our full Euro 2020 fixtures. Plus, view our guide to how to watch Euro 2020 on TV.

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