Where to watch Italy vs. Watch Albania: Euro 2024 live stream online, prediction, odds, how to watch, TV channel

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Title holders Italy kick off their UEFA Euro 2024 Group B campaign at the Signal Iduna Park against an Albania they have beaten in all four previous matches. The Azzurri remained undefeated in their Euro 2020 triumph, winning on penalties in both the semi-finals and finals, but they had to wait until the final day of qualifying to secure their place in this tournament thanks to a nail-biting draw against Ukraine . Italy therefore qualified for the eighth Euro final in a row, while Albania is only making its second appearance after making its debut at Euro 2016 in France. Here's what you need to know:

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Saturday June 15 | Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Place: Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund, Germany
  • TV: FS1 | Current: Fubo (try for free)
  • Chances: Italy -260; Sign +360; Albania +800

Team news

Italy: Luciano Spalletti's team must deal with some key absences, such as defenders Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini, who will miss the tournament due to injuries. Torino's Alessandro Buongiorno will lead the defense alongside Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Alessandro Bastoni, while Inter's Nicolo Barella is a doubt for the opening match against Albania. If he is not fit enough, his Inter teammate Davide Frattesi will replace him in midfield. Atalanta striker Gianluca Scamacca is expected to start as a central striker.

Possible Italy XI: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Buongiorno, Bastoni; Cambiaso, Jorginho, Cristante, Dimarco; Frattesi, Chiesa; Scamacca.

Albania: Coach Sylvinho decided not to call up striker Sokol Cikallesh to his Euro 2024 squad despite being a regular starter in the qualifying campaign. Chelsea's striker Armando Broja will lead the attacking line, although he goes into the tournament having barely featured in the second half of the season. Thomas Strakosha is the leading candidate to start as goalkeeper, while Inter's Kristjan Asllani will also start.

Possible Albania XI: Strakosha, Hysaj, Ajeti, Djimsiti, Mitaj, Asllani, Ramadani, Bajrami, Asani, Broja, Seferi.

Prediction

Despite Italy's struggles over the past year, the UEFA Euro 2020 winners are still the favorites to win the opener against Albania on Saturday. Choose: Italy 2, Albania 0.

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