Match day update: The betting public is on Italy in this match. 52% of bets and 59% of handle is on Italy, which currently sits at +235 to win in regulation and +115 to win any time. 34% of bets and 30% of handle is on England, which currently sits at +148 to win in regulation and -134 to win anytime. A draw sits at +195 and is getting 14% of bets and 10% of handle.
The stage is set: England and Italy will face off to be crowned the next European Champions. This is Italy’s second time making the Final, with their first coming in 1968 when they won their first and only European title. England will be making their first-ever appearance in the Final with a chance to win their first European championship.
Here are the opening lines for the Final round, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Opening odds, Final
England vs. Italy
England: +163 regulation time, -139 to win
Italy: +205 regulation time, +112 to win
England are surprisingly the favorites heading into the Final match, as both Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane have been vital in carrying their team’s attack through the group and knockout stages. Kane leads the team with four goals while Sterling has three, while the only other two players to score throughout the campaign are Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson with one goal apiece.
Italy losing Leonardo Spinazzola to an Achilles rupture was a huge blow to their defense and has to be part of the reason why they’re not favored to win this one. Either way, it will be an exciting match between two solid teams who both have a great shot at walking away with the title.
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