ITA vs FIN Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Italy vs Finland Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Italy will look to start afresh after their failure to make to Russia last summer, as they start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a home game against Finland at Friuli Stadium – Dacia Arena, in Lisbon, Italy, on Friday night (IST).
What competition it is? UEFA Euro Qualifiers
Teams: Italy and Finland
Kick Off: Saturday 23 March
Match Timing: 01:15 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Friuli Stadium – Dacia Arena (25,132)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream UEFA Euro 2020 matches in India.
For the first time in 60 years, Italy failed to qualify for FIFA World Cup as they were bettered by a resurgent and a hungry looking Sweden in a two-leg tie playoff round. It was a near debacle as some of Italy’s old-guards had to retire in an imperfect way.
Roberto Mancini was given the charge to revive the fortunes of the four-time world champions. The former Manchester City and Inter Milan manager has a decent start to build for the future, having lost just once in six games.
The Azzurri also finished second in their UEFA Nations League campaign, behind reigning European Champions Portugal. That was a decent return considering that Mancini is still trying to rebuild the squad. There are no short cuts.
While Finland are still searching for their first ever participation in the European Championship. They have a good platform to build on to having topped their UEFA Nations League group and earning a promotion to League.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Italy – D L D W D W
Finland – W W W W L L
ITA vs FIN Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Italy vs Finland Team News:
Injured – Roberto Mancini named a strong squad for the upcoming two games, but there is a notable absentee.
Napoli’s captain Lorenzo Insigne had to pull out of the squad due to a muscular problem. Other than him, all the usual suspects are in the squad.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Roberto Mancini has handed debut to Armando Izzo and Gianluca Mancini, Nicolo Zaniolo and Leonardo Pavoletti, that shows that the boss has one eye on the future.
However, the biggest surprise inclusion is Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella. The 36-year-old is leading the Serie A scoring charts this season and could even start up front. Juve forward Federico Bernardeschi is in good form as well and should start.
Key Players – Bernardeschi, Verratti
Injured – No injury concerns. But Jukka Raitala has been left out of the squad, while Jasse Tuominen is unavailable for selection as well.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Finland’s Teemu Pukki is having a breakout season with Norwich City this season, racking up a tournament-high 24 goals so far. He will be a threat for Ital’s defense.
With Jukka Raitala not in the squad, Albin Granlund is expected to start at right-back, while Rasmus Schuller and Glen Kamara should partner captain Tim Sparv in the heart of the midfield.
Key Players – Teemu Pukki, Lassi Lappalainen
ITA vs FIN Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Italy– Donnarumma (GK), Florenzi, Chiellini, Bonucci, Biraghi; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Quagliarella, Bernardeschi
Finland– Hradecky (GK), Granlund, Arajuuri, Toivio, Uronen; Lod, Sparv, Schuller, Soiri; Lappalainen, Pukki
ITA vs FIN Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Italy have lost just two times in the last 34 European games. They are also on a four-game winning streak against Finland and we back them to extend that to five after this match.
A win for the hosts is our call.
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