ITA vs UKR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Italy vs Ukraine Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
ITA vs UKR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Italy will take on Ukraine in their first match of 2nd International break of the regular season at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Roberto Mancini replaced Gian Piero Ventura as Italy’s head coach after the former Torino manager failed to take the Azzurri to the World Cup, which was only the first instance since 1958 that the four-times World Champions couldn’t qualify for the Football’s showpiece event. Mancini’s reign started in the best possible way with a 2–1 victory in a friendly over Saudi Arabia. However, since then, Italy are winless in their last 4 subsequent matches, drawing two and losing as many games in that torrid run.
The former Manchester City, and Inter Milan manager is famous for working wonders with the struggling sides with his Galatasaray reign exemplifying the notion that he could be the best man to take Italy back to their normal perch. However, his team selection in the matches he managed so far for Italy shows that the 53-year old is still not sure of his best 11, and the latest squad he named for the upcoming fixtures reveals that he is perhaps zeroing in on his best possible match-day squads.
Like their opponent in this match, Ukraine, too failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing 0-2 in their last qualifying match against World Cup finalists Croatia at Kyiv. However, the Ukrainian Football Association didn’t part ways with their manager and their football legend Andriy Shevchenko is still pulling the string for his national team.
But under Shevchenko, Ukraine have shown the signs of improvement of late as the Yellow-Blue have gone unbeaten in all the matches they played in 2018, winning four times in the 6 games they played till the last International break. However, the biggest point could be the record Ukraine have under the leadership of Shevchenko, Ukraine have lost just three of the 18 games under the tutelage of their former football legend since he took charge of the side in 2016.
Moreover, this match could also be decided by one psychological fact that Italy have never suffered a defeat in any football match against Ukraine – the last encounter between these two national teams ended in a 2-0 win for the Azzurri.
When: October 11, 12:15 AM, IST
Where: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
Recent form (Last six matches)
Italy– D W L D D L
Ukraine – D W D W W W
ITA vs UKR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Here is the ITA vs UKR Dream11 team news and injuries
Italy vs Ukraine Team News:
Italy: Mancini has rung in some changes to his squad with the most notable absentee being Mario Balotelli who has been left out because of his poor form for both the club and country. Super Mario, as he is often called, was not included even in the matchday squad for Nice against Toulouse last weekend.
While Torino striker Andrea Belotti has also got the axe after he scored just two times in the last 8 Serie A games.
Danilo D’Ambrosio, Patrick Cutrone and Alessio Romagnoli have been sent home from the national camp after the players complained of some physical problems.
Valencia centre-back Cristiano Piccini and Sampdoria’s Lorenzo Tonelli have been named as a replacement. Sebastian Giovinco has been given a call-up after a three-year absence from national set-up.
Here is the full Italy squad for the games against Ukraine and Poland –
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Mattia Perin (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Emerson Palmieri Dos Santos (Chelsea/ENG), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Cristiano Piccini (Valencia/ESP), Lorenzo Tonelli (Sampdoria)
Midfielders: Nicol Barella (Cagliari), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Giacomo Bonaventura (AC Milan), Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan), Frello Filho Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Chelsea/ENG), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain/FRA)
Forwards: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Gianluca Caprari (Sampdoria), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC/CAN), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Simone Zaza (Torino)
Ukraine: Under Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine have become a stable outfit, and the biggest sign is that the former AC Milan hit-man has named most of the players for the upcoming games which were the part of the matchday squad last month.
The magnificent duo of Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Mykyta Burda are expected to continue at the centre with Bohdan Butko and Mykola Matviyenko playing on either side of them on the wing.
Goalkeeper and captain Andriy Pyatov will definitely start between the posts.
However, the star man for Shevchenko remains West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko who will be expected to create chances for the visitors.
Yevhen Konoplyanka and Marlos are the other players with attacking elements in their game.
ITA vs UKR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Italy– Donnarumma (GK); D- Florenzi, Chiellini, Bonucci, Criscito, M- Jorginho, Pellegrini, Gagliardini; F- Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
Ukraine– Pyatov (GK); D- Butko, Rakitskiy, Burda, Matviyenko, M- Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Marlos, Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka; F – Yaremchuk
Italy– Insigne, Immobile
Ukraine – Yarmolenko, Marlos
ITA vs UKR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Italy have never lost against the Ukrainians in any football match. However, in the current context, their impeccable record is under a serious threat as the visitors are unbeaten in 2018 and Azzurri’s own problems signifies that getting anything out of this match remains a herculean task for them.
However, we are backing Italy not to lose this match.
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