The final game in Group A takes place on Sunday, as Italy and Wales will battle it out for top spot. It should be a fascinating battle between the two nations, but who will come out on top?
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The records keep coming for Italy. If they can keep another clean sheet against Wales they would break a long-standing national record for minutes without conceding. To this point, they have gone ten straight games without conceding, and most impressively, they have won every game during that run. Before the start of the EUROs, they had never won a game at the major competition by three or more goals. However, in the space of seven days, they have achieved that feat on two occasions. Their opening day 3-0 success against Turkey was followed up with another dominant 3-0 victory against Switzerland on Wednesday night. Manuel Locatelli is turning out to be one of the stars of the tournament, and the midfielder scored his first-ever brace in that dominant win. Ciro Immobile scored his second of the tournament in the closing stages.
Wales were involved in potentially the game of the tournament so far in Baku on Wednesday evening, as they came out on top against the much-fancied Turkish side. Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring, before all doubt was removed in the fifth minute of injury time by Connor Roberts, who finished off after an excellent piece of skill by Gareth Bale. Bale had earlier missed a penalty in the game, but this victory was all about the character of the Welsh side. Their place in the next round now looks assured, but this will be a big challenge for them to assess how far they can really go this summer.
Italy vs Wales Head To Head
Welsh wins in this fixture have been few and far between throughout its history. The Welsh have beat Italy on just two occasions in nine meetings, with their last win over the Italians coming back in a EURO qualifier in 2002. Italy won the return game in that group 4-0.
Italy vs Wales Prediction
We will find out more about these sides on Sunday, as Italy will come up against the best team that they have faced over the last eleven fixtures. There is a sense that both sides will just play out the game to get the result that they both need. That means a draw may be the best selection.
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