After winning all 10 qualifying games, Roberto Mancini has got the Azzurri back on track and that shows in the Italy Euro 2020 odds.
Italy missed out on a World Cup for the first time in six decades in 2018, with Gian Piero Ventura sacked and replaced by former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Mancini.
The ex-Italy international wasted little time in making his country notoriously hard to beat again as they qualified for the 2021 Nations League Finals and built up a 25-match unbeaten run dating back to September 2018, when they lost 1-0 to Portugal.
That streak included those 10 wins in qualifying, when they scored 37 goals and conceded just four, racking up 5-0 and 6-0 victories over Liechtenstein while ending their campaign by hammering Armenia 9-1.
Two more convincing victories have come in warm-up friendlies, with San Marino thrashed 7-0 and Czech Republic beaten 4-0.
Mancini can still call on the experience of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini but it is players like Federico Chiesa, Nicolo Barella and Ciro Immobile that make them dark horses.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (PSG), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Marco Verratti (PSG)
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)