Italy Women go up against Belgium Women in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 at Manchester City Academy Stadium in Manchester on Tuesday, July 19. The match will start at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Italian women’s football team drew Iceland 1-1 in their previous group stage match. Valentina Bergamaschi scored a 62nd-minute equaliser for the Italians. Italy was hammered 5-1 by France in their first group game. The Sara Gama-led Italian side is fourth on the points table (Group D) having lost one and drawn one out of its two games so far.
Belgium Women have also lost one and drawn one out of their two games so far. The visitors are third on the points table (Group D) and are coming off a 2-1 loss to France in their previous game. Janice Cayman scored a 36th-minute equaliser for the visitors only to concede the lead towards the end of the first half.
This game is a virtual knockout for both teams, Italy Women and Belgium Women, as the winning team will qualify for the quarter finals if Iceland Women do not beat France Women.
Italy Women vs Belgium Women UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Italy Women: 1.83, Belgium Women: 4.10, Draw: 3.80
Betwinner odds: Italy Women: 1.88, Belgium Women: 3.86, Draw: 3.74
Betway odds: Italy Women: 1.87, Belgium Women: 4.00, Draw: 3.60
10CRIC odds: Italy Women: 1.83, Belgium Women: 3.87, Draw: 3.73
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Italy Women vs Belgium Women head-to-head
Italy Women and the Belgian women’s football team have faced each other three times. The Italians have won two while the Belgians have won one game.
Belgium Women beat Italy Women 2-1 in their previous head-to-head encounter. Davinia Vanmechlan scored both goals for the Belgian side.
Italy Women vs Belgium Women probable starting lineups
Italy Women: Laura Giuliani (goalkeeper), Sara Gama (captain), Elena Linara, Elisa Bartoli, Lisa Boattin, Aurora Galli, Martina Rosucci, Velentina Cernoi, Arianna Caruso, Cristiana Girelli, Daniela Sabatino.
Belgium Women: Nicky Evrard (goalkeeper), Jody Vangheluwe, Sari Kees, Laura De Neve, Davina Philtjens, Justine Vanhaevermaet, Tine De Caigny, Julie Biesmans, Elena Dhont, Janice Cayman, Tessa Wullaert (captain).
Italy Women vs Belgium Women UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 top picks and players to watch
Italy Women: Cristiana Girelli will be the top pick from the Italian side. The Juventus striker scored eight goals in eight games in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. She scored seven goals in 17 games in the 2021-2022 season of Women’s Serie A. The 32-year-old also scored nine goals in 12 games in the UEFA Women’s Championship.
Belgium Women: Tessa Wullaert will be the player to watch out for from the Belgium side. The 29-year-old has scored 15 goals in 8 games in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. She scored eight goals in 10 games in the UEFA Women’s Championship.
Italy Women vs Belgium Women UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 prediction
Italy Women will start as favourites against Belgium Women. The hosts have a better head-to-head record against the visitors.
Belgium Women are coming off a defeat from their previous game and have looked inconsistent so far in the tournament. The visitors defeated Italy Women 2-1 in their previous head-to-head match in 2018. The Belgian side would want to replicate a similar performance against the hosts.