At the Allianz Arena on Friday, two teams stacked with talent will battle on the pitch to decide a worthy team for the semifinal spot in this showcase.

Italy have been strong since the start of the campaign and have conceded just one goal so far. Belgium can also boast of an excellent run in the competition, officially dethroning defending champions Portugal in the previous round.

Will the golden generation of Belgium find a way past the well drilled Italian side?

Italy to continue winning run

Italy have been arguably the best team in the competition thus far despite the scare from Austria in the round of 16 stage.

The Azzuri have shown quality in all areas of the pitch and have played well as a unit, a quality which has not been well mirrored by the Belgian team.

Despite the abundance of stars in Roberto Martinez’s side, the 2006 FIFA World cup winners are fancied to book a place in the semifinals.

The odds

Italy are favorites to win the game according to the odds by Betway. They are priced at 2.27 whilst Belgium are pinned at 3.33. A draw has been priced at 3.13.

Team news

Italy predicted XI: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Berardi, Immobile, Insigne

Belgium predicted XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku

Belgium v Italy head-to-head

13th June 2016: Belgium 0-2 Italy (UEFA European Championship)

13th November 2015: Belgium 3-1 Italy (International Friendly)

30th May 2008: Italy 3-1 Belgium (International Friendly)

14th June 2000: Belgium 0-2 Italy (UEFA European Championship)

13th November 1999: Italy 1-3 Belgium (International Friendly)

Italy will go into the game with some confidence. The Azzuri have won three of their last five meetings with Belgium.

Overall, Italy have lost four and won 14 out of 22 games against the Red Devils.

How to follow the tournament in Ghana

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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.

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