ITA vs SMR Dream11: This is a bizarre one but is also something of a theme for Italy ahead of their recent major tournaments in 2016 and 2014. Warm-up fixtures against the weakest sides in Europe appears to be counter-intuitive. In 2014, they drew 1-1 against Luxembourg and in 2016 they faced off against two of the 31 sides to not qualify for the Euros in Finland and Scotland. Roberto Mancini will have a couple of days to trim his 33-man squad following this match so it will be important for the players. San Marino, as with all the minor nations throughout Europe, have made slow progress since the creation of the UEFA Nations League and the development of modern day coaching but it would be daft to suggest this will be another Luxembourg 2014 situation for the Italians.
Date: 29 May, Saturday
Time: 12:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Sardegna Arena, Cagliari
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Italy – W-W-W-W-W
San Marino – L-L-L-D-L
Head-to-head (two meetings)
ITA Wins- 02
SMR Wins– 00
Injury Report and Unavailability: Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti, Leonardo Spinazzola, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Francesco Acerbi are out of this clash.
Expected changes and Strategy: Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi was included despite suffering an adductor injury in the Italian champions’ final match against Udinese and can act as a sub here.
Italy Starting XI (Likely)
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
San Marino News
Injury Report and Unavailability: The hosts don’t have any injury or suspension issue before coming into this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: San Marino have taken the opportunity to call up several fresh faces, with some of their Under-21 squad now being promoted to the senior side.
San Marino Starting XI (Likely)
ITA vs SMR Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Vincenzo Grifo: Grifo has 2 goals and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 26.41%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 0 assists, 2 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.
Filippo Berardi: Berardi has 3 goals and a total of 11 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.74%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 9 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Gaetano Castrovilli: Castrovilli has 5 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 28.48%. He had a total of 6 big chances. He has a total of 3 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 8 chances.
Defenders: Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Bonucci, Palazzi
Midfielders: Castrovilli, Cristante, Hirsch
Attackers: Belotti, Berardi, Grifo
San Marino simply stand no chance against the might of Italy even though Mancini might field a second-string team. Barring one of the biggest upsets in football, there should be only one winner here. We are predicting a very convincing victory for the hosts in a game that they will dominate. In our ITA vs SMR Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-0 win for the Italians in this match.