Euro 2012 Betting: England v Italy - 10 Vital Statistics


1. In the five matches since Roy Hodgson took charge, England have kept three clean sheets. It is a 2.75 chance that Joe Hart keeps out the Italians.

2. England have won each of those three games by a 1-0 scoreline and are 7.50 shots to win this one with the only goal of the game.

3. Italy have been knocked out of major tournaments at the quarter-finals twice. You can back the Italians to progress to the semis at odds of 1.85.

4. Each of those defeats came in penalty shootouts. England are 11.00 to win this one in a shootout.

5. Italy are undefeated in their last 16 European Championship matches and are 1.82 in the Draw No Bet market here.

6. England have lost seven out of ten quarter-finals at European Championships and World Cups and are odds of 2.75 to lose this one.

7. There have been fewer than 2.5 goals in six of Italy’s last seven European Championship games. Under 2.5 goals is priced at 1.48.

8. Italy and England have scored the joint-most goals from set-pieces at Euro 2012. This could make John Terry (14.00), Joleon Lescott (16.00), Leonardo Bonucci (20.00) and Andrea Barzagli (20.00) worthwhile bets in the anytime goalscorer market.

9. Both teams scored the opening goal in each of their group-stage matches; Italy are 1.83 to score the opener on Sunday, and England 1.88.

10. Wayne Rooney had not scored in a major competition for England since 2004 prior to his header from point-blank range against Ukraine. The Manchester United striker is a 3.35 chance to make it two in two with a goal against Italy.