SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Italy's Euro 2020 semi-final showdown with Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night.
Italy vs Spain (Tuesday, 20:00)
Italy and Spain square off in the first Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley on Tuesday night.
The Azzurri have been one of the most impressive sides at this summer's showpiece and now stand only 90 minutes away from a place in Sunday's final.
Last time out, Roberto Mancini's men extended their remarkable unbeaten run to 32 matches with a well-deserved 2-1 win over star-studded Belgium.
Spain, on the other hand, have scraped through to the semi-final stage, winning just one match in normal time across their five outings thus far.
As such, Italy are 6/4 (Bet 365) favourites to seal their passage to this weekend's Wembley final, but I'm going to steer clear of the outright betting and instead head to the Bet Builder market.
If we combine over zero Italy goals, over zero Italy cards and over zero Spain cards we will be presented with a nice looking 5/6 (Bet 365) shot.
The Italians resurgence can be attributed to their extraordinary defensive record, but it's also worth noting that Mancini's men have made the net bulge in 17 of their last 18 international tussles.
Granted, Italy do not have an abundance of star names in their squad, but they possess a fine blend of youth and experience
As for Spain, they have a squad stacked with talent but they haven't looked particularly watertight thus far, shipping four goals across their last two matches, not to mention La Roja have recorded just three clean sheets in eight of their last 11 competitive contests.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that the Italians have won 12 of their last 13 matches, I'll back the Azzurri to notch at least one goal in London on Tuesday night.
In order to boost the Bet Builder price up to 5/6 (Bet 365), I'll complete the combination with each team to see over zero cards– something that has landed in three of Spain's last four Euro 2020 matches.
Indeed, referee Felix Brych is a middle of the range card issuer but we're now entering the high-stakes semi-final stage of the competition and both of these big hitters are bound to right up for this one as they battle it out for a place in the final of Euro 2020.
- Over 0 Italy Goals, Over 0 Italy Cards & Over 0 Spain Cards – Bet Builder – 5/6 (Bet 365)