Comparing England and Italy’s stats before the Euro 2020 final

Quick Reads

Crack open a can and queue Atomic Kitten on Spotify – England are facing Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday and we couldn’t be more excited.

The final will be contested by the two best teams of a fantastic tournament. Italy have won the affections of neutrals across the continent with their attacking play while England’s success is based upon defensive solidity and flashes of inspiration from Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

Here’s how the finalists compare when it comes to the statistics from the tournament so far. The shot data comes via WhoScored, while the Expected Goals data is courtesy of StatsBomb data, via FBref.

Teams

Goals Scored
Italy – 12
England – 10

Goals Conceded
England – 1
Italy – 3

Shots
Italy – 98
England – 50

Shots on Target (Percentage)
Italy – 26 (26.53%)
England – 21 (42%)

Shots From Inside Penalty Area (Six-Yard Box)
Italy – 59 (2)
England – 36 (4)

Expected Goals (Non-Penalty xG)
Italy – 8.8 (8.8)
England – 7.6 (6.6)

Expected Goals Against (Non-Penalty xG)
England – 3.4 (3.4)
Italy – 5.5 (4.7)

Passing Accuracy
Italy – 86.9%
England – 86.8%

Average Possession
England – 54.2%
Italy – 52.3%

Crosses Attempted (Accuracy)
England – 88 (32.8%)
Italy – 71 (28.2%)

Dribbles
Italy – 99
England – 93

Balls Recovered
Italy – 249
England – 222

Tackles Won (Percentage)
England – 33 (62.3%)
Italy – 21 (28.4%)


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