Euro 2012: Stats and betting for Italy against Spain 0

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Spain have doubts over Cesc Fabregas, Jesus Navas, and Alvaro Arbeloa ahead of the opening game in Gdansk, while the Italians will be without Andrea Barzagli.

Statistics (Courtesy of William Hill - free £25 bet available)

These sides have met six times previously in major international tournaments, with Spain’s only win coming on penalties in Euro 2008. Italy have won three (including a replay in the World Cup 1934) and drawn two of the others.

La Roja have never scored in three European Championship games against the Azzurri, though Italy themselves have only scored once in these three games combined.

Spain have only managed three clean sheets in 21 previous European Championship group stage games.

Italy are the only side Spain have played more than four times at major tournaments (Euros and World Cups) but never beaten in regular time (D3 L3).

Italy have only won two of their last nine games at European Championships (D5 L2).

Italy did not concede a single second half goal in the qualifiers - the only side not to do so.

Spain scored at least two goals in each of their eight qualification matches for Euro 2012.

No side has ever retained the European Championship title after winning the previous edition.

France (1998 and 2000) are the only team to have won the Euros two years after winning the World Cup.

The Spaniards are on a run of 14 consecutive wins in competitive matches since the 0-1 defeat to Switzerland in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup.

Overall Spain have won 41 of their last 45 competitive games, drawing two and losing two.

Selected Betting Markets (Courtesy of William Hill - free £25 bet available)

Spain to win - 5/6

David Silva to score & Spain to win - 7/1

Spain to be leading at half-time & full-time - 15/8

Italy to win - 4/1

Fernando Torres to score at anytime - Evens

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