Euro 2012 Betting: Italy v Spain - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Spain have become only the second European side to reach three consecutive major tournament finals, after West Germany reached the same heights in 1972, 1974 and 1976. Vicente Del Bosque’s side are favourites at 2.15 to beat Italy after 90 minutes.

9. Italy are unbeaten against Spain in major tournaments, excluding penalty shootouts. The Italians can be backed at 3.70 to lift the trophy after 90 minutes on Sunday night.

8. The Euro 2012 final will be the 31st meeting between these nations. Italy have won ten of those games to Spain’s eight, while there have been 12 draws. A draw after 90 minutes at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev can be backed at 3.15.

7. Sunday night’s final is set to be the fourth European Championship final between teams that have already met earlier in the competition. Spain are available at 1.55 to win the trophy after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties, whereas Italy are at 2.50 to do the same.

6. Earlier in the tournament, the two sides drew 1-1 in the opening round of the group stage. A repeat of that scoreline in the final is available at 6.50.

5. Cesare Prandelli is unbeaten as Italy manager against Spain. In addition to the 1-1 draw three weeks ago, Italy beat Spain 2-1 In a friendly back in August last year. A repeat of that winning 2-1 scoreline for Italy on Sunday night is available at 16.00.

4. Italy have picked up the most bookings at Euro 2012 so far (15), whilst Spain have had 10 players booked at the tournament. Daniel De Rossi, who was booked against Germany in Italy’s semi-final clash, is available at 2.70 to get a card.

3. Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli became the first Italian to score 3 goals at a European Championship when he found the net twice against Germany. The striker can be backed at 12.00 to score at least 2 goals at the Olympic Stadium.

2. Spain’s Andres Iniesta has had the most shots on target without scoring (11) at Euro 2012. The Barcelona midfielder is available at 11.00 to score the first goal against Italy.

1. Spain have not conceded a goal in 900 minutes in major tournament knockout games – a record going back to the Euro 2008 quarter-final. The Spanish have conceded just one goal at Euro 2012 so far, making their defence the best in the competition. Iker Casilas and co. can be backed at 3.20 to win without conceding a goal.