Italy vs Ukraine Prediction Today
The Italians managed only one point in the first two matches of the League of Nations in Europe. At home, they were no more than a 1-1 draw with the Poles. As visitors, they lost 1-0 to Portugal.
Thus, the beginning of the work of coach Roberto Mancini, who already had as inheritance the elimination of the World Cup of Russia, entered into turbulence. Azurra, with a point, came to occupy the third – last – placement of the League A and, thus, is threatened of relegation to the League B.This threat has prompted Mancini to make some changes to the squad that called for the first date that Fifa (International Football Federation) has reserved for games between teams after the 2018 World Cup. Forgotten from the Russian Cup, Sebastian Giovinco, 31 years, ended up turning hope of giving more quality offensive to the Italian team. He was not part of the calls since October 2015.
It was an ‘old’ novelty. Caprari, 25, a Sampdoria striker, will wear the Azurra shirt for the first time. Who was left aside to make room for them were Mario Balotelli and Belotti. Defensive midfielders Mttia Caldara and Juventus’ Danielle Rugani, who were on Mancini’s first list, were outsiders on the second call but not at the coach’s option. They were left out because of bruises.
The coach had to make last minute changes to his list. Damaged in the weekend matches, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Patrick Cutrone and Alessio Romagnoli were replaced by Cristiano Piccini and Lorenzo Tonelli leaving the squad with one player less than originally planned.
The Italian national squad were:
Goalkeepers: Cragno (Cagliari), Donnarumma (Milan), Perin (Juventus), Sirigu (Torino);
Defenders: Acerbi (Lazio), Biraghi (Fiorentina), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Criscito (Genoa), Piccinini (Valencia), Palmieri (Chelsea), Lorenzo Tonelli (Sampdoria), Florenzi (Roma);
Midfielders: Barella (Cagliari), Bernardeschi (Juventus), Bonaventura (Milan), Gagliardini (Internazionale), Jorginho (Chelsea), Pellegrini (Roma), Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain);
Attackers: Berardi (Sassuolo), Caprari (Sampdoria), Chiesa (Fiorentina), Giovinco (Toronto), Immobile (Lazio), Insigne (Napoli) and Zaza (Torino).
Coach Andriy Shevchenko also had to deal with last-minute casualties. Vitaliy Buyalsky and Artem Besedin, both injured, were cut off both from Wednesday’s friendly against Italy and the 16-game League of Nations match against the Czech Republic. He called only a replacement. Arten Kravets of Kayserispor of Turkey, who has played 21 times for the national team and scored eight goals, will complement the squad.
The Ukrainians have been unbeaten for seven games. It has been five wins and two draws since November 2011. In the League of Nations, the team is part of Group 1 of League B. It is in the lead with 100% use and very close to gaining access to the main division.
In the opening game, as a visitor, he defeated the Czech Republic 2-1. In the second match at home, they beat Slovakia 1-0. Depending on the results of the next two rounds, they may be able to reach the goal by this date FIFA.
Italy has never been defeated by Ukraine. In seven games, he won six times and there was a draw. One of those matches was world championships. At the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the Italians scored 3-0.
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Acting under pressure has been a constant in the Italian national team. Players, whether because of lack of talent or even inadequate preparation, have not signaled their ability to give adequate response to the difficult moment. Therefore, the prognosis in the draw for Wednesday’s friendly against Ukraine ends up being a good option.
Bet Tips: A tie