ITA vs POR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Italy vs Portugal Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Nations League
When: November 18, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: San Siro, Milan, Italy
ITA vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
A lot will be on the line when two European heavyweights Italy and Sweden square off in the UEFA Nations League Group game at the iconic San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy on Saturday night (IST).
Italy are second in group 3 with four points, just two points adrift of Portugal and three points away from the 3rd team in the group Poland. So not only the group summit is at stake at San Siro but Azzurri know that even a draw will be a good result for them as it will confirm their League A status as well as an easy Euro 2020 qualifiers as well.
Italy are still trying to recover from their horrendous World Cup qualifiers where they failed to secure a place at the World Cup after losing 1-0 on aggregate against a talented Sweden side. The four-times World Champions reacted by sacking Gian Piero Ventura and replacing him with a proven winner Roberto Mancini.\
Italy may have started slowly under the tutelage of former Manchester City manager, but the job is to bring the Azzurri back to its glory days and it will take time. Securing a place in the finals of nations League will definitely be seen as a stepping stone in achieving all the lofty targets.
Portugal, on the other hand, the reigning European Champions and will at least be aiming to make it to the finals of Nations League after enduring a rather dismal World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not around the national set-up these days and even if he does make a comeback to international football, the sooner Portugal look to live without him the better it will be for the growth of young stalwarts of this proud football nation.
At this moment, Fernando Santos’ men sit at the top of the group ahead of both Italy and Sweden. A draw will be enough for the visitors to see them through to the next round.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Italy – L D D L D W
Portugal – D L D W W W
ITA vs POR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Italy vs Portugal Team News:
Injured – Not sure if the changes were forced by injuries but manager Roberto Mancini has left out eight players from the squad he selected last month.
However, Federico Bernardeschi has pulled out from the squad through a knee injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None as of now.
Note: Vicenzo Grifo, Sandro Tonali and Stefano Sensi all will be hoping to win their first International cap against the reigning European Champions.
Key Players – Immobile, Insigne
Injured – Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out and won’t be available for selection.
Meanwhile, everton midfielder Andre Gomez has withdrawn from the squad due to the injury.
Suspended – Pepe is suspended for the visitors.
Questionable – None.
Note: In the absence of Pepe, Luis Neto or Jose Fonte are expected to be given the nod at the heart of the defence.
Porto midfielder Danilo is also back in the International fold and gives further options for manager Santos.
Key Players – Berg, Thelin
ITA vs POR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Italy– Donnarumma (GK), Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Lasagna, Insigne
Portugal– Rui Patricio (GK), Cancelo, Fonte, Dias, Rui; Carvalho, Neves, Pizzi; Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva, Bruma
ITA vs POR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
To be updated
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Italy are showing improvements and should be a different beast in front of their passionate home fans. Also, there is a lot riding on this match and the hosts certainly need to be the more aggressive side as they need the win more than the visitors. And this could play into the hands of Portugal.
A score draw is our prediction.
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