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England vs Italy

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ITA vs ENG MATCH PREVIEW:

Every team is identified by fans and pundits alike with some qualities. For example, Germany and Spain are always known as teams who love to play a possession game. While Brazil and Argentina are famous for playing both the possession and with some flavor that asks for lots of dribbling and through balls.

Nobody knew what England were good at when they were playing under Roy Hodgson or Fabio Capello. But England have got an identity now, and that is that Gareth Southgate’s team is very hard to score against, and the switch up play is fantastic.

All these attributes were in play against the Netherlands. Jordan Henderson captained the side and sent the balls to both the flanks quite expertly. While Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jesse Lingard worked alongside with him but with were given the freedom to roam. England won the match and once again their defense couldn’t be breached.

That win came after the Three-Lions’ marvelous job against Brazil and Germany in November as they held the Selecao and the Germans to successive 0-0 draw at Wembley.

In the World Cup qualification, the 1966 Champions won eight games out of the 10 they played and conceded just 3 goals in the process.

Italy, on the other hand, finished the World Cup qualification with 23 points in 10 matches, five points behind group G winner Spain.

So the calculation was simple for the Azzurri, they had to win the playoff. But it was Sweden who prevailed over the course of two legs, winning the tie 1-0 on aggregate, and booked a flight to Russia at the cost of four times Champions.

Their last match ended in a 2-0 loss to Messi-less Argentina. But despite that result, the visitors should have the confidence of a better show against their host in this match.

That is because the Italians have lost just once in a football match in the last 20 years against England. Quite remarkable statistics-

 

MATCH DETAILS:

Match Timing: Today, March 28, 12:30 AM IST

Venue: Wembley, London

Capacity- 90,000

 

Recent wins (Last Six matches)

England – W W W D D W

Italy – W D W L D L

 

ITA vs ENG TEAM NEWS:

England:

Harry Kane is a long-term absentee.

Gareth Southgate is expected to persist with a three-man defense that fetched him a 1-0 win against the Dutch in the last game. While Jamie Vardy is expected to start up front after given rest on Friday.

Joe Gomez and Jack Wilshere have been ruled out from the game.

While newcomers Alfie Mawson and James Tarkowski may be handed their respective debuts. Leicester defender Harry Maguire is a doubt.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, and Ashley Young could start in today’s match. While Jack Butland could replace Jordon Pickford in between the post.

PROBABLE XI (Please Choose your team wisely as both coaches are expected to hand several players their debut)

Butland (GK), Tarkowski, Dier, Maguire, Walker, Livermore, Henderson, Young, Alli, Lallana, Vardy

 

Italy:

Only Giorgio Chiellini is out from this match. Care-taker manager Luigi Di Biagio is expected to make a whole lot of changes to the side that was beaten by Argentina.

The likes of Leonardo Spinazzola, Andrea Belotti, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Mattia De Sciglio may come into the starting XI.

PROBABLE XI (Please Choose your team wisely as both coaches are expected to hand several players their debut)

Donnarumma (GK), Darmian, Rugani, Bonucci, Florenzi, Parolo, Jorginho, Pellegrini, Insigne, Immobile, Candreva

 

Key Players:

England – Alli, Lallana, Vardy

Italy – Jorginho, Immobile, Insigne

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

The visitors have a fantastic record against England over the last 20 years. Also, England may have been hard to score against, but against top teams they do struggle to create meaningful chances. That could play into Italy’s hand as their defense is as stout as any other defense in the world.

Considering both team’s inability to create, a 0-0 draw looks a good bet.

 

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NOTE: THIS ITA VS ENG MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.