Italy managed a convicting victory against Belgium in their first match while Sweden struggled to avoid defeat against Ireland. Before the tournament, few believed that Italy would perform well, but they managed to shun their critics. However, experience has been a major factor leading to their success with such players like Buffon, Bonnucci and Chiellini showing that they are genuine contenders of the people. They played an offensive game with constant pressure on Belgium, much to the shock of its critics. Sweden, on the other side, are undefeated in their last six matches and through Ibrahimovic is a good player, he will need the whole team to give him the effort he needs from them. The game will be action packed and many scoring chances are expected in the match.
Italy does not have many players missing or doubtful for the match, with Matteo Darmian being fully fit for the game.Graziano Pele is doubtful after getting a knock in the previous game. All the other players are fully fit and ready for the game. Sweden does not have many players missing from the game and Mikael Lustig is snot fully fit for the game. All the other players are fit for the game and ready to play.
Possible Starting Lineups
Italy: Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini; Grazziano Pele
Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sebastian Larsson, Kim Kalistrom
Italy vs. Sweden Prediction
Both teams are expected to play tough and aggressive football and the game is expected to be entertaining. The Azzuri are in high spirits after winning Belgium and will bring the game to Sweden. Sweden, however, are a hardworking team and will use their energy