England vs Italy prediction, preview, team news, H2H | UEFA Nations League 2022-23
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Saturday sees England host Italy in their UEFA Nations League clash at Wolverhampton’s Molineaux Stadium.
England are looking for their first win in the current UEFA Nations League campaign, while Italy will be hoping to follow up their 2-1 win over Hungary with another win here.
Which of these European giants will come out victorious in what will prove to be a key game this weekend?
Head-to-Head England vs Italy
After flying through their qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup, England got off to an uneven start in their UEFA Nations League campaign, losing to Hungary in Budapest last weekend before needing Harry Kane’s late goal to secure a point in Germany.
Basically, those two results meant they needed a win here to give them any hope of reaching the UEFA Nations League final in the summer of 2023, but given their recent run against Italy – including a loss in the Euro 2020 final – it won’t be easy.
However, when they are at their best – as in games like the 0-10 win over San Marino and the 3-0 win over Ivory Coast – Gareth Southgate’s side are capable of brilliant performances and can win this game.
Italy, on the other hand, are still upset by their loss to North Macedonia – a defeat which means that they will not be in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Considering that defeat came just a year after they won Euro 2020, it was even worse.
Since then, Italy have played four matches, beating Turkey in a friendly and losing to Argentina in Finalissima before drawing with Germany and beating Hungary in their current UEFA Nations League campaign.
One thing that will be different from the last time these two teams met is the lack of crowd atmosphere. Due to the behavior of England fans in the Euro 2020 final, Saturday’s match will be played behind closed doors.
English form guide: WWWLD
Italian form guide: DLWDW
Team News England vs Italy
James Justin has been sidelined through injury, while Kalvin Phillips and Fikayo Tomori are both doubtful. Phil Foden is also expected to miss this match.
Wounded: James Justin, Phil Foden
Doubtful: Fikayo Tomori, Calvin Phillips
Depends: There isn’t any
Roberto Mancini had a number of players sidelined for this match through injury, while longtime supporter Giorgio Chiellini is now retired. Andrea Belotti and Leonardo Bonucci have been left out of the squad and will not play against England or Germany.
Wounded: Domenico Beradi, Moise Kean, Mattia Zaccagni, Nicolo Zaniolo, Andrea Pinamonti, Cristiano Biraghi, Enrico Chiesa
Doubtful: There isn’t any
Depends: There isn’t any
Not available: Andrea Belotti, Leonardo Bonucci
England vs Italy XI Prediction
England XI Prediction (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford, Reece James, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Conor Gallagher, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Jarrod Bowen, Harry Kane, Jack Grealish
Italy XI Prediction (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Spinazzola, Nicolo Barella, Sandro Tonali, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Matteo Politano, Wilfried Gnonto, Giacomo Raspadori
England vs Italy Prediction
This one is a tough game to pick considering Italy’s struggles in recent matches and England’s own patchy form in the current UEFA Nations League campaign.
England may come into this one desperate for some semblance of revenge for their defeat in the Euro 2020 final, but whether they are able to achieve that given how exhausted they are against Hungary and Germany is another matter entirely.
However, if Gareth Southgate releases the handbrake a bit, his team is more than capable of scoring goals, meaning England’s prediction for victory is very tight.
Prediction: England 1-0 Italy
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