POL vs ITA Dream11 Prediction: Poland takes on Italy in the UEFA Nations League which will be their third match of the campaign. Poland currently sits third in the table with a loss and a win. They lost 1-0 to Dwight Lodeweges’ Netherlands side in the first game of the season and then went on to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 a few days later. They also played Finland on Wednesday and won 5-1 with Kamil Grosicki scoring a hattrick and Krzysztof Piatek and Arkadiusz Milik each grabbing a goal. Italy sits on top of the table with a win and a draw. They drew 1-1 with Bosnia on the opening matchday and then beat the Netherlands 1-0 with Nicola Barella scoring the winner. They also demolished Moldova 6-0 with a rather second-string team and are currently unbeaten run with 13 wins and 2 draws in their last 15 games. They last lost a game in June 2018. The Gli Azzurri have looked very good under Roberto Mancini and after many disappointing years where they failed to even qualify for World Cup, are desperate to regain their lost glory.
Fixture name & competition: Poland vs Italy, UEFA Nations League
Date & Time: 12th October, 12:15 am (IST)
Venue: Stadio Energa Gdansk, Poland
POL – WWLWW
ITA – WWDWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 meetings, Italy has won 3, Poland has won 1 and drawn 1 game.
Last meeting: Poland 0-1 Italy (UEFA Nations League, 15th October 2018)
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Poland Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Piotr Zielinski tested positive for Covid-19 and will be unavailable.
Doubtful: Poland have no doubtful players.
Expected changes: Sebastian Szymanski is the frontrunner to replace Zielinski. Robert Lewandowski is back and should start right up-front.
POL Playing 11 (probable):
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Italy Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Bernardeschi and Nicolo Zaniolo miss out on the game with injuries. So don't go with them in your POL vs ITA Dream11 Team Prediction.
Doubtful: Italy have no doubtful players.
Expected changes: Stephan El Shaarawy will be in consideration for the starting line-up after an extremely impressive display against Moldova a few days ago. A lot of fringe players shined against Moldova and Roberto Mancini will have a selection dilemma for this game.
ITA Playing 11 (probable):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Stephan El Shaarawy
Italy is at 1.83 to beat Poland, while the home team are at 4.5. It will take something special to beat a side like Italy as many teams have tried and failed. Italy has struggled with losing names like Alessandro Del Piero, Paolo Maldini and Francesco Totti but now seem to be getting back to their best after a poor spell. Roberto Mancini has done a great job in making them a sturdier and a far more organized side. Winning a trophy will be the perfect way to announce their comeback and the Azzurri will eye the Nations League as the perfect start. Elsewhere, Poland hasn’t been too bad themselves, winning 5 games out of their last 6 games and will fancy their chances against Italy. Both teams will be very confident ahead of this game after registering convincing wins in their last game. Italy will have the advantage as they have better players overall but it will be unwise to write off the likes of Lewandowski, Piatek, Grosicki and Milik. Check out our POL vs ITA Dream11 Match Prediction
Ciro Immobile – Ciro Immobile was very close to being the top scorer last season with 39 goals and 8 assists. He has gotten off the mark this season with a goal already and has scored 10 goals for Italy so far. He was also rested against Moldova and will be ready to take on the Polish side when they meet tonight.
Robert Lewandowski – The player who did beat Immobile to the top-scorer last season, Robert Lewandowski scored a massive 55 goals and 10 assists last season. He is showing no signs of slowing down either, scoring 5 times and providing 3 assists in just 5 games this season. Lewandowski can produce a goal out of nothing and the Italians will be wary of that.
Stephan El Shaarawy – El Shaarawy has impressed, to say the least with two goals as he captained Italy to a 6-0 win over Moldova. It’s safe to say that he has earned his place in the lineup as he was written off by a lot of critics after his move to the Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua last year, at the age of just 26. He will look to prove his critics wrong and get the job done for Italy.
X-factors (differential picks)
Federico Chiesa – Federico Chiesa’s excellent time at Fiorentina has been rewarded with a deadline day move to Juventus. After the move, he has now joined the Italian team and will look to show his new teammates and the Juve fans what he is capable of. At the age of just 22, Chiesa scored 11 goals and provided 9 assists last season and already has a goal and assist in 3 games this season.
Krzysztof Piatek – The gunman of AC Milan, Krzysztof Piatek hasn’t quite lived up to the heights set in his breakthrough season. After an excellent season at Genoa that led to a move to AC Milan in the same season, Piatek then made the underwhelming switch to Hertha Berlin where he has been forgotten. His place in the Polish squad remains and he would love to use that as a stage to showcase his ability and playing alongside Robert Lewandowski is always a benefit.
Nicola Barella – Playing in the heart of midfield, Barella has done incredibly well at Inter. Just 23 years old and he is comfortable in attacking, defensive and central midfield alike. He scored 4 goals and provided 8 assists. He is also capped 14 times with 4 goals and 2 assists in that time.