The UEFA Nations League gets underway this week and on Friday two sides with differing recent years will clash in their opening game. You can read our Italy vs Poland Predictions here.
Whilst Poland struggled to qualify from their tough world cup group, Italy were sat at home watching having not been able to quality for the tournament but now the two nations will go head to head this Friday.
Italy are known for having a strong defensive shape and the current squad they have at their disposal is no different. Roberto Mancini has been able to continue on the nation’s tradition by picking a squad which includes Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci and at the other end there is a lot to be desired with controversial striker Mario Balotelli the player with the most Azzuri goals in the current squad with 14 strikes. Under 1.5 goals is priced at 6/4 with Betway.
Lewdandowski remains as one of the planet’s best all-around goalscorers in 2018 and he has already showed why many regard him to be number one with his six goals already this season- including a hat trick in the German Super Cup to kickstart Bayern Munich’s 2018-19 season. He will be Poland’s best hope for goals in the new Nations League and will be looking to add to his 55 international goals as he nears his 100th Polish cap. Lewandowski to score at any time is at 2/1 with Bet365.
If Lewandowski is to score it will be one of very few goals in this fixture. We have already mentioned how strong Italy’s defence is, but both teams will be looking to prepare for a new European Championship qualifying campaign with ne potential systems and this game will be a test to see what may work for the coming months and years. A 1-0 win for Poland can be found at 9/1 with Ladbrokes.
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Don’t think much of our Italy vs Poland predictions? Fear not! There are more tips for the game available here. Italy are favourites for the game and they are 7/10 with Coral and an away win for the Poles is at 4/1 with the same firm with a draw at 21/10. Both teams to score could be a good shout at 13/10 with William Hill and Ciro Immobile is the player most likely to score at any time with odds of 6/5 at BoyleSports.
As is the case with international squads, any injured players can be removed and replaced but there are a few surprise exclusions from the Italy squad for these upcoming games in the form of Mattia De Sciglio at full back and Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti in midfield.
The visitors, who are currently ranked 18th in FIFA’s world rankings, currently have one of their strongest available squads. Lukasz Piszczek has retired from representing his nation since the 2018 World Cup whilst one of the biggest exclusions comes in midfield where Kamil Grosicki has been left out the squad despite his 60 previous caps.
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