Italy Women go up against Iceland Women in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 at the Manchester City Academy Stadium in Manchester on Thursday, July 14. The match will start at 9:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Italy Women made their 12th appearance in the Women’s Euro competition. They finished runners-up in the 1993 and 1997 editions of this competition and were knocked out in the group stage in the previous edition. 

The Italian side were dominated in their opening match of this tournament by France Women who won the match by a 5-1 scoreline.

The Iceland women’s football team had won six of their last seven international matches before this tournament with their only defeat coming in the SheBelieves Cup match against the USA. 

Iceland Women were held to a 1-1 draw in their opening match of the Women’s Euro 2022. This is the team’s fourth consecutive appearance in this competition.

Italy Women vs Iceland Women UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Italy Women: 2.10, Iceland Women: 3.35, Draw: 3.60

Betwinner odds: Italy Women: 2.06, Iceland Women: 3.30, Draw: 3.42

Betway odds: Italy Women: 2.10, Iceland Women: 3.30, Draw: 3.50

10CRIC odds: Italy Women: 2.10, Iceland Women: 3.24, Draw: 3.37

1xBet odds: Italy Women: 2.06, Iceland Women: 3.30, Draw: 3.42

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Italy Women vs Iceland Women head-to-head

Italy Women and Iceland Women have played each other twice in the qualifiers of the Women’s Euro in the 2001/02 season. The first fixture was drawn and the Italian side won the next one.

Arianna Caruso scored as the Italian women’s football team beat the Iceland side 1-0 in an international friendly in 2021.  

Italy Women vs Iceland Women probable starting lineups

Italy Women: Laura Giuliani (goalkeeper); Elisa Bartoli, Sara Gama (captain), Elena Linari, Lisa Boattin; Aurora Galli, Manuela Giugliano, Arianna Caruso; Valentina Bergamaschi, Cristiana Girelli, Barbara Bonansea.

Iceland Women: Sandra Sigurdardottir (goalkeeper); Sif Atladottir, Glodis Perla Viggosdottir, Gudny Arnadottir, Hallbera Gisladottir; Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir, Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir (captain); Karolina Lea Vilhjalmsdottir, Berglind Thorvaldsdottir, Sveindís Jane Jonsdottir.

Italy Women vs Iceland Women Women’s Euro 2022 top picks and players to watch

Italy Women: Arianna Caruso is the top pick in this match. The 22-year-old midfielder scored eight goals in 19 matches in the Serie A Femminile 2021/22 and made three goal contributions in the Women’s Champions League last season for Juventus Women FC. She also scored the winner in the Italians' last win in this head-to-head. 

Iceland Women: Watch out for Berglind Thorvaldsdottir from the Iceland side in this match. She has scored twice in six matches in the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for the 2023 edition. The 30-year-old striker scored the opening goal in Iceland’s first match of this tournament.

Italy Women vs Iceland Women UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 prediction

Italy Women have the slight edge in this fixture against Iceland Women considering their recent form and unbeaten head-to-head record. 

Iceland Women played well in the tournament opener and do have the players to nick away all three points from this match. However, they will find it difficult against an experienced Italian side.