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| On Oct 10, 2021 2:32 PM IST

ITA vs BEL Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Italy vs Belgium Nations League Live Score October 10


ITA vs BEL Dream11: Italy and Belgium are set to face off for the third spot in the Nations League. The Azzurri’s 37-game undefeated streak came to an end in the semi-finals, when they were defeated by a confident Spain in Milan. The European champions will now play the Red Devils. They haven’t beaten in an elimination round since the 1972 European Championship.

In a thrilling semi-final fight against France, Roberto Martnez’s team came out on the losing end. It put an end to their quest for their first international title. Despite Romelu Lukaku’s 68th national-team goal putting Belgium 2-0 ahead, the Golden Generation are forced to settle for a bronze medal.

Date: 10 October, Thursday
Kick-Off: 06:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Allianz Stadium

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Recent Form
Italy: LWDDW
Belgium: LWWWL


Italy have won four of the last five encounters while Belgium have won once.

ITA vs BEL Today Match Prediction Details

Italy News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Ciro Immobile and Matteo Pessina are injured.
  • Leonardo Bonucci is suspended.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Italy will lineup in their usual 4-3-3 formation.
  • G Donnarumma will start between the sticks.
  • G Di Lorenzo, A Bastoni, G Chiellini, and F Dimarco are expected to be the back four.
  • L Pellegrini, N Barella, and M Verratti should occupy the midfield slots.
  • L Insigne, F Chiesa, and G Raspadori should be the front three.

Italy XI (likely)

Gianluigi Donnarumma
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Alessandro Bastoni
Giorgio Chiellini
Federico Dimarco
Lorenzo Pellegrini
Nico Barella
Marco Verratti
Lorenzo Insigne
Federico Chiesa
Giacomo Raspadori

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Belgium News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard are doubtful for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Belgium will lineup in their usual 3-4-3 formation.
  • T Courtois will start between the sticks.
  • A Theate, D Boyata, and J Vertonghen are expected to be the back three.
  • H Vanaken and Axel Witsel should occupy the midfield slots while Y Carrasco and A Saelemaekers could operate as fullbacks.
  • K De Bruyne, D Lukebakio, and L Trossard could be the front three.

    Belgium XI (likely)

Thibaut Courtois
Arthur Theate
Dedryck Boyata
Jan Vertonghen
Alexis Saelemaekers
Hans Vanaken
Axel Witsel
Yannick Carrasco
Kevin De Bruyne
Leandro Trossard
Dodi Lukebakio

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ITA vs BEL Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Kevin de Bruyne is the standout captaincy candidate in this fixture. He has one goal and five assists in the Uefa Nations League in five games.

Lorenzo Pellegrini can get a start as Roberto Mancini will look to rejig things. He has two goals in four games in the Nations League.

Differential Pick

Federico Chiesa is one of the most wanted players in Europe. He has one assist in and six chances created in five games.

ITA vs BEL Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – G Donnarumma
Defenders – G Chiellini, J Vertonghen, A Bastoni, G Di Lorenzo
Midfielders – K De Bruyne, Y Carrasco, L Pellegrini, N Barella
Forwards – F Chiesa, L Trossard

Likely Winner:

  • Italy has a strong head-to-head record against Belgium, having won 15 of the previous 23 encounters (D4 L4).
  • In fact, Belgium has played Italy more times in important international competitions without winning than any other team (5), while Italy has only played Germany (9) more times in comparable situations without losing.
  • Italy’s 37-game unbeaten streak came to an end earlier this week when they were defeated by Spain.
  • It was interesting to note that this was just Italy’s third defeat under Roberto Mancini’s guidance (W29 D11).
  • Belgium’s setback on Thursday was just their second in their previous 18 games in all competitions (W14 D2), with the only other defeat coming to Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
  • Italy are slight favorites for this encounter.

Match Odds: 

Italy: 6/5
Belgium: 14/5

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